Earlier I offered to post candidate statements from local (Trinidad, Rosedale, Near Northeast, the northern portion of Capitol Hill, Carver-Langston, Ivy City, ect.) ANC candidates, and local candidates for the Board of Education. This statement is posted pursuant to that. It does not constitute an endorsement, unless otherwise specified. Here you go:
My name is Jennifer Zatkowski and I am running for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 6C05. I have lived on the Hill for 13 years and purchased my home on 3rd St NE 11 years ago. I also own Pawticulars on 8th St SE - we have been open for 7 years. I have witnessed tremendous progress on the Hill and would like to see that momentum continue. As a home owner, small business owner and mother with 3 kids in DC public schools, I am committed to the Hill. I will work hard for continued progress and development for the residents of our ANC District.
I believe the role of Commissioner is to serve the residents. First and foremost, every resident of our ANC should know who their Commissioner is and how to reach them. When residents have issues and concerns, they should know who to turn to and know that their concerns will be responded to and addressed.
I have been proactive in responding to my neighbors’ concerns and have worked hard with DC Government agencies to resolve those concerns. For example, I worked with DDOT to have a mirror installed in the blind alley between 2nd & 3rd St NE to make the turn and alley safer. I am currently working with DDOT to have the 600 block of 3rd St NE rezoned to deter commuter parking. I am working with DCPS on the reopening of Logan School to minimize negative impact on our neighborhood.
I pledge to work hard on your behalf to improve our ANC. I will work to increase police presence, keep Union Station commuters from using residential parking spaces, clean and maintain our alleyways and work with small business owners to stimulate consumer spending in our neighborhood. Most importantly, I pledge to be responsive to the concerns of every resident in our ANC.
Thank you and please email with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my Facebook page at Jennifer Zatkowski for ANC Commissioner 6C05.