ANCs are a key part of the DC government. An Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) is a local body made up of elected representatives from the Single Member Districts (SMDs). Each SMD has about 2,000 residents and the ANCs are updated after each Census. There are currently 40 ANCs in DC.
The ANC is a voice for the community – they represent their neighborhood and advise the DC government. District agencies and the DC Council give recommendations from ANCs “great weight” in deliberations and frequently turn to ANCs to understand how proposals will impact a community. It’s important that your Commissioner represents you!
If you live in Washington, DC, you have an ANC Commissioner! If you’re in ANC 2F07, your next Commissioner could be Rehana! Head over to the Get Involved page to learn more.