By Donna Purchase

Dwayne Pierce; Photo Courtesy of SWBID

Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community in which to live, work, visit and play!

Dwayne Pierce is one of the newer SWBID team members. He ran into a friend about ten months ago and was told about an opening at the BID. At that time, he knew nothing about the SWBID, but he was intrigued. He applied and was hired as a supervisor.

Dwayne was born in DC and his family moved to Maryland where he attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He moved back to DC and graduated from Howard University. 

Today, he lives in DC with his wife and five children. The proud dad says his children are very active in the community and his youngest daughter is a ballerina and a member of the DC Youth Orchestra.

With a growing pedestrian population, the BID team is very focused on meeting the Wharf Management’s expectations. To serve the Wharf, the SWBID team has multiple shifts daily. Dwayne is responsible for managing the work schedule and making project assignments. 

SWBID COO Andre Witt says: “Dwayne has been a great addition to our team. He has brought a high level of leadership to the team and has led the Wharf Operations to great success. We are very fortunate to have Dwayne on our team and view him as a true asset to the BID.”

Dwayne’s Favorites:

Movie: “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”

Music: R&B, especially Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson

Songs: “Isn’t She Lovely,” “What’s Going On,” and “Human Nature Nature”

Sports team: Washington Redskins

SW spot: The Wharf—loves being by the water

Best thing about his job: Meeting new people and connecting with the neighborhood. He says that every day is new: new ventures, new challenges, but he is up to the job!

So when you’re out and about, be sure to say hello to Dwayne!

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