Cleanest Block Winners

By the Georgetown Community Partnership

The 1700 block of 37th (west side).

The 1700 block of 37th (west side).

The Georgetown Community Partnership, a collaboration between neighborhood community members and Georgetown University community members, is pleased to announce the first season winners of its first Clean Block Competition.

The Clean Block Competition was launched in 2016 for the West Georgetown and Burleith neighborhoods as an effort to keep our neighborhoods clean, healthy, and sustainable.

These four blocks had the cleanest blocks in the neighborhood in October and November and are the Fall Season Winners:

1700 Block of 37th (West/Even)
1900 Block of 35th (West/Even)

West Georgetown
1500 and 1600 blocks of 35th Street
3300 Block of O Street

These winning blocks are awarded gold and silver medals, which will be displayed in the blocks’ treeboxes for two weeks in February and on doorhangers. All residents of these blocks are invited to participate in a raffle to win a pair of tickets to a Washington Nationals game this season, courtesy of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office. Winners also earn discounts at select local businesses.


Winning blocks are determined by a team of judges consisting of one student resident, one non-student resident, and one member of the university staff. The cleanest blocks are selected based on information gathered by canvassing both neighborhoods on a regular basis during each season.

The next Clean Block Competition season runs this February and March. Visit GU's sustainability website for tips and resources to put your block in the running.

About the Georgetown Community Partnership. Established in 2012, the Georgetown Community Partnership (GCP) is a forum created to facilitate discussion, information sharing, and consensus-based decision making to support a high quality of life in our community and Georgetown University's long term planning. Through the GCP, the university is engaging community and city leaders in master planning and neighborhood quality of life initiatives. For more information about the Georgetown Community Partnership, visit its website.