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 to live, work and visit.
Daniel Jones heard about employment opportunities with the BID from a friend and joined the team in 2014. Over the years he has grown from Ambassador to Supervisor to Supervisor of Technical Operations. He supervises the machinery operations, snow plowing, installation of banners, signage and more. Danny has surely seen the organization’s growth from its start-up operations to the large organization it is today.
Danny is a native Washingtonian. His grandmother moved to Southwest in the 1940’s where her children attended what is now Amidon-Bowen Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School. Danny graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School. Danny says his daughter, a freshman at Old Dominion College, is his queen.
Like everyone I’ve interviewed, he says the best part of his job is the SWBID team. The management staff is committed to helping the staff grow. He has learned from them and as supervisor, he now has the opportunity to help his direct reports learn and grow.
SWBID COO Andre Witt says, “Danny has been a pleasant surprise. I’ve watched him grow not only as an employee but as a father and a man. He is truly an asset to the BID! He works hard every day, has a strong work ethic and is one of the most liked employees. I feel the sky’s the limit for him.”
Movie: “The Last Dragon”
Music: Oldies but Goodies
Song: Luther Vandross’ “One Shining Moment.”Google the lyrics and you’ll know why!
Sports team: Redskins
SW spot: A little known jewel in SW is an abandoned railroad bridge to the west of the Mandarin hotel that was converted into a pedestrian bridge and pathway. It connects the hotel and The Portals to the Tidal Basin waterfront. Danny loves to go up to the bridge where he has a magnificent view of the SW waterfront and the tidal basin. (Don’t tell him I told you—he also likes the solitude.)
Best thing about his job: The people he works with and opportunities for growth
Proudest moments: Promoted to supervisor and then to technical—also witnessing the growth of the people he supervises
Favorite quote: Floyd Mayweather says hard work, dedication leads to success.
So when you’re out and about, be sure to say hello to Danny!
By Donna Purchase