Meet Peron Williams of the SWBID

Southwest DC is fast becoming the “place to be” in the District. Over the next few months we will spotlight the dedicated staff of the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) who are focused on making our neighborhood a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. Peron Williams is the SWBID operations manager and […]

Emergency Preparedness Focus Groups—Feedback from the Community

On April 11 and 12, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Emergency Preparedness Task Force, in partnership with graduate students from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, held two separate discussion groups at the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) office on emergency preparedness. We invited participants from across Southwest DC to talk about what […]

SWNA Youth and Education Forum

The event held on May 21 at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was led by mistress of ceremonies and chair of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) Thelma D. Jones. It focused on the accomplishments of area youth and the work of our school system to improve their education and lives. The […]

Ms. Lillian Inez Palmer Turns 100 with a Birthday Celebration at Westminster

Ms. Lillian Inez Palmer (Ms. Lillian) turns 100 on June 13, and her longevity will be celebrated with a neighborhood birthday celebration on Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. All are welcome! Ms. Lillian spent her formative years in Whitesboro, New Jersey, a small, all-black town located in Cape […]

Do You Really Know The SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. They make up the team that sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. While clean and […]

Editorial Openings at The Southwester

The Southwester and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly are seeking motivated neighbors to continue the legacy of the newspaper. The three roles are editor-in-chief, copy editor, and social media manager. If you are interested in one of the roles, please contact editor@thesouthwester.com and president@swna.org before 15 June in order to be considered.  Editor-in-Chief The role of The Southwester Editor-in-Chief may be time […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Photo caption: Hannah Fried-Tanzer and Medha Marsten of Arena Stage thank the Friends of Southwest board for its contributions to Camp Arena Stage and the Voices of Now program. Photo caption: Vyllorya Evans and Friends of Southwest board members look on as scholarship recipient Daniele Crutchfield describes her impressive university accomplishments. The Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) […]