The Commissioners’ Message
A warm welcome to the New Year, 2019. Today, on my 64th birthday, I had the honor and privilege attending my swearing in as your new Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District ANC-5C07, January 2, 2019. I wholeheartedly believe that great things are about to happen here. I will work diligently to see them realized for the benefit of everyone.
First, I want to thank every person who expressed unwavering support for my candidacy and ongoing community work. I will not disappoint the trust you have placed in me. I will continue my work for you on the little and often-unnoticed things that make our community better and you safer.
Next, I want to offer my sincerest appreciation for the work of outgoing ANC commissioners Yolanda Odunsi (ANC5C07) and Kevin Mullone (ANC5C02) for all of their efforts over the past two years. Our community is better for their service.
Since the November election 2018, I have been working hard to prepare for this undertaking. This newsletter is but one of those initiatives. What many of you might not know is that I unknowingly commenced preparing for this challenger more than eighteen months ago. This meant becoming familiar with the various government agencies of the District of Columbia, which provide services to and affect us on a daily basis. More importantly, this meant getting to know each of you, either directly or indirectly. I have worked diligently to lay a solid foundation for our community to continue moving forward. You have benefitted from my quietly undertaking and addressing, working along with others, many of the coming challenges potentially altering the future for us ahead.
As a community, we are growing. Never forget, we determine or at least direct our destiny. Together, we will thrive and prosper. Be assured, I am your greatest advocated, placing your needs, and concerns before all comers. Going forward, we will more actively address the issues of development, transportation, city services/resources and access, infrastructure, utilities, preservation, resident advocacy/retention, clubs, noise, public space maintenance, while building a welcoming community for everyone.
If you see me out and about, do not hesitate to express your concerns or just say “hello”, I certainly will. We may not always agree. Nevertheless, we can certainly be civil and accepting of all points of view while finding a proper solution to our common problems.
Single Member District ANC-5C07
Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2, 2019
Jeremiah Montague Jr
Phone: (202) 670-8543