DC Council Passes Law Permanently Setting DC Primary Election Date on Third Tuesday in June

Today the DC Council passed Councilmember Charles Allen’s Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017, which moves the date of all future DC primary elections to the third Tuesday in June, starting with next year’s elections scheduled now for June 19, 2018. As is common with legislation needing to take effect quickly, the bill was […]

How One SWBID Team Member Inspired a Homeless Outreach Plan

Every day, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) employee Jerome “Oatmeal” McRae talks to the people who live on the street in Southwest DC. Oatmeal makes a point to ask them whether they are hungry, whether they need anything, and how they’re feeling. He listens and offers help when he can. “He has a gift,” says Andre […]

Assistant DC Police Chief Groomes to Lead Wharf Security & Public Safety Upon Retirement from MPD

Officials from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the developer of The Wharf, today announced that veteran Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Official Diane Groomes will be joining The Wharf team as director of security and public safety following her retirement from MPD at the end of this month. In her new role, Groomes will direct all operations and activities […]

Friends of SWDC Holds Annual Meeting

Photo caption: Sisters Tasia and Marshayla Bailey, with Girl Scout leader Monica Evans, describe their participation in programs funded by Friends of Southwest as board members and others look on. Photo caption: Friends of Southwest scholarship grantee Asha Marshall (on screen) recounts her university success to meeting participants. A broad array of small organizations is at work […]

SWNA History Task Force Amps Up Website

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA’s) mission is “to improve the quality of life for all residents; to open to every resident the wide cultural horizon of urban living; to help create rich and equal social, educational, and economic opportunities for residents of Southwest; to assist in providing the opportunity for gainful employment for all; to […]

SW Garden Kicks Off New Season

What a kick-off we had last month to begin our gardening year! Shout out to Southwest (and its honorary visiting residents), way to represent! If the kick-off is a sign of things to come, we’re about to have our best year yet! More than 50 people stopped by to contribute their talents, time, energy, green thumbs, sweat, and […]