Racial and Social Equity (RASE) Standing Committee

  • The Racial and Social Equity Standing Committee was stood up by the Commission to carry forth the work of its Task Force on Racism. The Commission believed it was in the best interest of the Chevy Chase community and the District of Columbia to continue using its influence on our community’s public and policy debate to raise equity issues through the formation of a permanent Standing Committee of the Commission, where members of the committee are committed to advocating for the just treatment of all those disadvantaged by systemic inequality. In creating the standing committee, the Commission tasked the body to study and advise the Commission on how to most effectively:
    • Implement the initiatives developed and recommended by the Commission’s Task Force on Racism and adopted by the Commission;
    • Advocate for racial and social equity in the community and the city; endeavor to develop racial and social equity frameworks for analyzing issues and policies;
    • Promote community involvement and engagement; develop key stakeholder (community and City-wide) relationships; incorporate the most affected community members;
    • Champion education and training to increase awareness and understanding of equity frameworks; connect individual and collective experiences to systemic equity issues; and
    • Value data-driven analysis to aid decision-making.

2024 Committee Members

Ron Eichner; Lisa Gore; Renee Inman; Merilee Janssen; Carl Lankowski; Elizabeth Martin; Karrenthya Simmons; Cal Simone; Maria Sims; and Maurice Werner.

2024 Committee Meeting Dates

January 16th; February 20st; March 19st; April 16th; May 21th; June 18th; July 16th; No meetings in August; September 17th; October 15th; November 19st; and December 17th.

All meeting times are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the above schedule.

Committee Document Library

RASE Ivy City RecommendationRecommendationsRASE’s recommendation on Ivy City Polluting FacilityCommittee11/13/2023Link to recommendation
RASE July Meeting YouTube RecordingMeeting VideosRecording of the committee’s July 18, 2023 meetingCommissioner Gore7/18/2023Link to Video
RASE February Meeting Zoom RecordingMeeting VideosRecording of the committee’s February 21, 2023 meetingCommissioner Gore2/21/2023Meeting Video Link
RASE Recommendation on the Chevy Chase Civic Core SiteRecommendationsRASE’s recommendation on the civic coreCommittee1/23/2023Link to RASE Civic Core Recommendation
December 9, 2022 Meeting AgendaAgendasDiscussion on committee accomplishments and CY 23 recommendations, Common Ground ActCommissioner Gore12/9/2022RASE December 9, 2022 Meeting Agenda
Committee Recommendations for ANC OperationsRecommendationsCommittee recommendations to the ANC for 2023 operationsMaurice Werner11/28/2022Committee Recommendations to the ANC for 2023 Operations
RASE Committee Accomplishments for 2021-2022ReportsCommittee accomplishments from 2021-222Maurice Werner11/28/2022Committee Accomplishments for 2021-2022
November 15, 2022 Meeting AgendaAgendasDiscussion of Common Ground Act, Chevy Chase Fountain, CY23 AccomplishmentsCommissioner Gore11/15/2022RASE November 15, 2022 Meeting Agenda
September 20, 2022 Meeting AgendaAgendasDiscussion of Zoning Commission Hearing on Racial Equity and debrief on 9/12/2022 ANC MeetingCommissioner Gore09/20/2022RASE September 20, 2022 Committee Meeting Agenda
Proposed Chevy Chase Call Box RecommendationsRecommendationsNotice to the ANC 3/4G01 from the Chevy Chase DC Racial and Social Equity Standing Committee (RASE) regarding how artist will design and rehabilitate call boxes located in Chevy Chase.Maria Sims08/31/2022Recommendation to the ANC on Proposed Chevy Chase DC Call Box Project
November 26, 2021 AgendaAgendasCommunity Presentation by Parisa Norouzi, ED, Empower DC on Brentwood Environmental Justice and discussion on committee structure and task force recommendationsCommissioner Gore11/16/2021RASE November 16, 2021 Meeting Agenda
Statement on Ward 3 and 4 Redistricting – Equity ConsiderationsStatementsStatement on Equity Considerations in Redistricting Affecting the Boundary Between Ward 3 Committee11/15/2021Statement on Equity Considerations in Redistricting Wards 3 and 4
October 19, 2021 Meeting AgendaAgendasDiscussion of committee structure and Task Force on Racism RecommendationsCommissioner Gore10/19/2021RASE October 19, 2021 Committee Meeting Agenda
Letter to MPD Chief Contee of Disparate Police Stops in 2nd DistrictLettersLetter to Chief Contee requesting a meeting with RASE to discuss disparate police stops in the 2nd District
Commissioner Gore06/28/2021Letter to Robert Contee, Chief, MPD
June 15, 2021 Meeting AgendaAgendasDiscussion of committee structure, Task Force on Racism Recommendations, and 2nd District Meeting RequestCommissioner Gore06/15/2021RASE June 15, 2021 Committee Meting Agenda
May 11, 2021 Meeting AgendaAgendasDiscussion of committee structure and Task Force on Racism recommendations implementationCommissioner Speck05/11/2021RASE May 11, 2021 Meeting Agenda
Chevy Chase Small Area Plan RecommendationsRecommendationsRASE committee recommendations related to the Chevy Chase Small Area PlanCommittee04/25/2021Committee recommendations on the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan
Standing Committee Initial ResolutionResolutionsResolution establishing the ANC’s Racial and Social Equity Standing CommitteeCommissioner Gore01/25/2021Standing Committee Initial Resolution