Stepping Aside

Late last week, I sent the following message to my neighborhood list:

Dear Neighbor,

I’m writing to share some bittersweet news. I’ve informed the DC Board of Elections that I will resign my seat as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 6B09. My last day as a commissioner will be Friday, January 15.  

My decision to resign prior to the end of my term is due to some exciting personal news – my wife and I are expecting in April. While I’ve greatly enjoyed serving our neighborhood, it has been a significant time commitment with many evenings spent at meetings instead of with my family. As we prepare to grow, I’m looking forward to prioritizing family time over the coming months. 

It has truly been an honor and a privilege to represent you on ANC 6B these past five years. I’m proud of working with you to keep our neighborhood united in Ward 6, pressure the city to move forward with development plans for Reservation 13, advocate for a road diet and traffic calming along 17th Street SE (plans to narrow 17th Street to one-lane north of Potomac are on track to begin in mid-2016) and push for a neighborhood-centric vision for Barney Circle and the Southeast Boulevard. I’ve also done my best to keep you updated and informed of ANC 6B meetings and neighborhood developments on my website. 

While I’m certainly going to miss being a commissioner, I plan to continue being active on neighborhood issues, particularly Reservation 13 and the future of the RFK Stadium site. And I’m sure that I’ll continue to see many of you out and about in the neighborhood. 

Once the vacancy is officially declared, the Board of Elections will announce procedures for a special election to fill the seat for the remainder of my term (through Jan. 1, 2016). I’ll send out an e-mail next week with additional details about the special election. 

Again, thank you for your tremendous support,

Brian

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6 Responses to Stepping Aside

  1. annejardine says:

    Please accept my congratulations and very best wishes to you and your family. You have led 6B with passion, commitment. fairness and exemplary professionalism. A very tough act to follow but a great role model for those that do follow. You will be missed!

  2. muelled says:

    Well, its just great you will have a child soon. Your service has been very much appreciated. You have been the most active chair I have experienced. I know how much of your time it takes. All the best and thank you for your service. Perhaps one day you will be able to contribute again to the neighborhood, I hope

  3. Jack Colhoun says:

    Brian, thanks for all your hard work on behalf of Hill East.

  4. DLG says:

    Hill East will miss your service.

  5. Bryan Cassidy says:

    we need more like you Brian to keep us informed

  6. Sharon Bernier says:

    Brian, I am sorry to see you leave your post but completely understand the demands of your upcoming adventure. You have served us well and I have appreciated all that you have done for us. Will look forward to seeing you at meetings. Sharon Bernier

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