Longtime ANC Commissioner Bill Starrels has drawn a possible challenger for this years election. Lisa Palmer, a resident of South St., has picked up a petition to get on the ballot for SMD 05.
When reached for comment, Palmer stated that “I believe that you get what you give in this world…Before becoming a Mom, I worked with communities around the country in community building…BUT I really want to get involved in our family’s community! We love all of the small businesses and restaurants that are moving or have already moved into our neighborhood south of M Street and I want to work with businesses who are already there and who may be considering moving that way so that we can continue to make this SMD a vibrant destination – as well as a fantastic place to live!”
When asked why she was going up against Starrels, who has held the seat since 2000, Palmer was diplomatic stating “my candidacy has nothing to do with our current representative. ..This is really more about lending a new and fresh voice from a different perspective to the committee and my personal interest in being involved in the community and the future of Georgetown – our home.” Continue reading
As part of its wonderful Neighborhoods series, WETA recently broadcast a segment on Georgetown (along with Dupont, Capitol Hill and Anacostia). It’s a nice dive into the neighborhood’s history. Check it out, the Georgetown part starts at 13:00 (GM couldn’t figure out how to embed it). Continue reading