By Donna Purchase

Morico Diggs; 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!

Morico Diggs, the youngest member of the SWBID team, was a security guard at The Wharf when he met Andre Witt, SWBID COO. He says it was a good move for him. He is learning new skills and has good opportunities for growth. As an environmental ambassador he has many duties, including mechanical maintenance and gardening.

A native Washingtonian, Morico grew up in Southeast DC where he attended a public charter school. Morico aspires to join the Coast Job reserve which would provide him the opportunity to continue his work at the SWBID while having access to reservist’s benefits, including access to a benefits package that includes college tuition assistance, medical & dental benefits and more. He says the training he receives from the reserves will enhance the skills he brings to the SWBID.

SWBID COO Andre Witt says: “Morico is the youngest member of our team. He’s a bright young man who is very enthused about working at the BID. Morico is eager to learn and looks forward to applying new methods to enhance his performance. We are thrilled to have him as part of the team and look forward to a very bright future for him.”

Morico’s Favorites:

Movie: Likes comedies and action films

Music: No favorite—likes all types of music

Sports team: Los Angeles Chargers (he says with pride)

SW spot: 4th & C St., SW—where he recently helped plant a garden

Best thing about his job: Opportunity to grow, and solid work relationships

Proudest moment: Assisting with the assembly of the Christmas tree at the Duck Pond. Says he beamed with pride every time he passed it.

Favorite quote: Go with the flow.

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

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