3/4G-01 Lisa R. Gore

7045 31st St NW3G01_2013
Website: lisa4ANC.com

I first moved to Washington, D.C., directly after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1990. I’ve lived in Wards 1, 5, and since 2000, I’ve resided on 31st Street N.W. in Hawthorne with my son who attended our neighborhood public schools, and my husband, who has been a part of the Hawthorne/Chevy Chase community since 1970.  In talking with neighbors, I’ve heard some of you say you want to be more aware of community issues and what’s going on in our ANC.  I’m committed to being your voice.  I’ve volunteered on many community issues and for 23 years I’ve enforced federal laws to protect American taxpayers and communities from economic crimes.  I’m committed to leveraging my personal and professional background in building partnerships to solve issues to make our neighborhoods the best places to live and raise our families.

We’re fortunate to live in a quiet enclave where we benefit from a walkable, livable community that’s close to the abundant habitat and beautiful scenery of Rock Creek Park.  As idyllic as our community may seem, we are not immune from the complex issues found throughout other communities in Washington, D.C.  Our ANC has tackled relevant topics and is actively addressing critical issues such as the Connecticut Avenue business district project, development of the Chevy Chase Community Center and library projects, and long stemming racial justice concerns. Thus, it’s more important than ever that the community’s voice informs ANC decisions. Empowering residents with a chance to weigh in on policies, projects, and priorities offers residents an opportunity to pursue community priorities, ensure accountability from government agencies and officials, strengthen the governing process, and assist with effective government oversight.  ANC Commissioners are the conduit in this process.

I’m committed to engaging with neighbors so that I am fully informed about the issues that are important to you.  I want to make sure you, as members of this community, are aware of important ANC decisions and that you feel like you’re part of the process, not a bystander in the process.  As ANC Commissioner, I pledge to:

  • Build a strong communication network to ensure residents are informed of the issues affecting our Single Member District, the ANC, and local government;
  • Leverage our collective ideas and solutions to assist the ANC in making informed decisions on policies, resolution, and decisions affecting our community; and
  • Hold our elected officials accountable to our priorities and values in the ANC and the D.C. government.

I believe the position of ANC Commissioner is truly one of public service. To learn more about me please visit Lisa4ANC.com, follow me on Twitter @GoreforANC34G01, or email me directly at 3G01@anc.dc.gov.