Thank You, Saadia!

Saadia Athias, a long-time resident of Southwest, recently moved—but not too far— to Southeast Navy Yard. Saadia has a long history within the Southwest community. Saadia has remained actively engaged as the elected second district representative for SWNA since 2009. She is dedicated to the mission of the nonprofit organization, which is “to help create rich and equal social, educational, […]

New Southwest Tree Task Force Created

This month the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) established a task force to protect the trees of Southwest and to expand the neighborhood’s tree canopy. Trees bring urban neighborhoods many benefits—shade and energy savings, improved air quality, and reduced storm water runoff. Trees also improve quality of life by beautifying urban streetscapes, offering relief from visual […]

History Task Force Seeking Local History Stories

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s History Task Force is in the initial phases of exploring an exciting new project to preserve the first-hand experiences and recollections of our established residents. We are looking into the prospects of doing an oral history project to capture personal perspectives and memories of the changes in Southwest DC over the […]

Emergency Preparedness Task Force Hosts Disaster Prevention Presentation

The Southwest Emergency Preparedness Task Force, one of the task forces affiliated with the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, is hosting a presentation on “The August 23, 2011 Louisa, VA Earthquake and Lessons Learned for Community Disaster Preparedness Going Forward.” The guest speakers will be Ms. Amanda Reidelbach, disaster relief & volunteer coordinator with the Virginia Department […]

SWNA Takes the Lead, Announces Waterfront Development Task Force

Photo courtesy of Sarah Gulick. The District of Columbia does not have a governing body to coordinate and regulate waterside development along the District’s waterfront properties on the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. While the Office of Zoning regulates land development, that body has deferred to the MPDC Harbor Patrol and the Baltimore District of the […]