Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest DC a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work and visit.
Delante Chloe joined SWBID 3 years ago as an environmental ambassador and quickly elevated through the ranks to supervisor. Delante is a jack-of-all-trades—his responsibilities include vehicle maintenance, landscaping, pressure washing and graffiti removal.
This gentle giant is a native Washingtonian. He shared that his mother went into labor while in Baltimore—she was so determined that he be born in DC that she took two busses and a train to get back to the District.
Delante says he likes the working environment at the SWBID. He likes the family environment and the support and encouragement from the administrative staff. While he appreciates his previous jobs, he feels that those experiences gave him even more appreciation for where he is today.
SWBID COO Andre Witt says, “Delante has been a stellar employee. His military background has helped him understand the importance of getting the mission done right the first time. He is constantly thinking of ways to improve operations and is normally one of the first to conduct research to ensure we are well prepared for all tasks.”
Movie: “Coming To America”
Music: Listens to everything—R&B, Hip-Hop, Country Western
Favorite Song: “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, which was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film “Furious 7”
Sports team: Redskins—of course!!
Favorite SW spot: The Titanic Memorial—a great place to just sit and think
Best thing about his job: Makes him feel like he can make a difference in the community
Proudest moments: Opportunities to help neighbors—providing emergency vehicle repairs—even helped a lost youngster find their way home!
Favorite Quote: “Fear is only for men and women who are in denial for death as promised.” He wears a tattoo in honor of friends who committed suicide.
So when you’re out and about, be sure to say hello to Delante!
By Donna Purchase