Though it feels like we’ve barely had a Summer, Fall is now upon us and November 6th just around the corner.
It was an exciting week for the campaign, but we also must recognize that it was also a hard one for the community, with a number of violent incidents taking place on our doorstep. My thoughts go out to all those affected by these events. As ever, I make it my mission that Ward 1 is a safe place for everyone that wants to call it home.
Team Sycamore went straight from a busy weekend right into a busy week as we reached out to the people of Ward 1 to let them know how we want to work for the community. It has been so rewarding to have people approach me as I walk the streets, letting me know how excited they are for the campaign. If you see me out and about, please, come and say hello.
On Thursday, the Kalorama Civic Association held a Ward 1 Candidate Forum, giving Councilmember Nadeau and myself the chance to hear from voters, and a chance for voters to hear our thoughts and concerns regarding all things Ward 1. As I’ve come to expect from the community, everyone was passionate, engaged and ready with the tough questions.
Under the watchful eye of our moderator, Denis James, who also jumped in with a couple of questions of his own, Ward 1 residents quizzed us from everything ranging from local development, to the repeal of Initiative 77. It was fantastic to hear what people truly care about and it’s only through this sort of public engagement can I truly be an effective councilmember.
Blessed with good weather, Team Sycamore found went it’s separate ways on Saturday. I began my morning at 11th and Bark (the dog park on 11th and Park Roads), helping to clean up the space for our four legged friends. I then went to join my the team and husband, Max who was taking part in Service Saturday at Meridian Hill Park, making sure that this amazing space remains part of the community.
Team Sycamore wants to thank everyone that made this week possible, from the KCA, 11th and Bark, to Keep Meridian Hill Green, as well as all our volunteers, including the wonderful Shaun High, the resident council president of Park Morton. Rain or shine we’ll be out and about this week, so keep checking our calendar, and don’t forget to come say hello.
For more information about volunteering, or showing your support with a yard sign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and stay dry,
Jamie and Team Sycamore