Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

The District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are the body of government closest to the people in a neighborhood. They consider a wide range of policies and programs, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District’s annual budget.

Ward 1’s ANCs

Ward 1 has five ANCs, each with 7 to 12 commissioners, each of whom represents a Single Member District – usually just a few city blocks and about 2,000 people.

ANC’s present their positions and recommendations on issues to District government agencies, the executive branch, and the Council. Councilmember Nadeau attends each ANC’s meetings several times per year to share updates and to hear about neighborhood-specific needs and interests and she is in frequent contact with commissioners. Someone from our team attends every ANC meeting, even when the Councilmember is not there.

Get Involved!

Attending your ANC meetings is a great way to learn, weigh in with your opinion, and get involved. ANCs typically meet once per month and the meetings are open to the public. See the schedule of meetings. There are often opportunities to participate in official and unofficial ANC committees as an unelected neighbor. Find your Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the Commissioner who represents your Single Member District. If you know your ANC, you can go directly to its website for meeting and other info: