President's Message

By Eric Langenbacher,


The next few weeks will be quite busy. First and foremost, Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I will be happy when this election is over. Our polling place is the Georgetown Library on R Street, and it will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. If you are in line at 8 pm, your vote will be counted. Despite recent plumbing work, we have been assured that voting will take place at the library. If anything changes, we will inform the community immediately.

Then, on Thursday, November 10, we will have the BCA annual meeting at Washington International School. Refreshments will be available at 6:30 pm, and the meeting will run from 7–9 pm. Agenda items include voting for the proposed 2017 Board, reviewing 2016 BCA activities and the proposed 2017 budget, presentations from ANC representative Ed Solomon, councilmember Jack Evans, the police, and representatives from Georgetown University and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. We will also have a discussion about the process to explore historic designation going forward in 2017. BCA members will also be able to vote on the May 2016 bylaw change, which deals with “safeguarding the community’s heritage.”

Looking back for a moment, we had a well-attended and fun Halloween party at the Tot Lot on Sunday, October 30. Big thanks go to the Russell family for organizing this year’s festivities, as well as to sponsors Lenore Rubino Realtor and several vendors from the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market. Then on Saturday, November 5, we had our biannual community clean-up. I would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated, Georgetown University and DC’s Helping Hands program for providing support, and to Janice Sims for organizing.

Looking forward, we will have Santa visits on December 11 and the holiday decoration contest from December 15–19.

I hope to see everyone at the annual meeting.

Happy Thanksgiving!