Lindner, Clawson Announce ANC Candidacy

With the official news on Monday that commissioners Jenny Mitchell, Rick Murphy and Lisa Palmer will not run for re-election, two candidates have come forth to run for a seat on the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E). Their candidacy statements  follow. The Georgetowner will continue to report on these and other candidates for the upcoming elections.

Mimsy Lindner, Candidate for ANC Single Member District 2E05 

“Filling Lisa Palmer’s shoes will not be an easy task,” Mimsy Lindner told The Georgetowner. “She has been an amazing commissioner and a true advocate for 2E05. But given the chance, I will try!”

“When I moved to Washington, D.C., in 1984 to pursue a career in meeting planning, I never expected my heart to land in Georgetown. It is here that I met my husband, Rusty, and where we raised our four children. I have lived in upper Georgetown (R Street), on Potomac Street (across from Booeymonger), on 33rd Street (near Volta Park) and now at the Georgetown Waterfront. Each area in Georgetown offers something special, and each has a different personality.”

“Over time, I have learned that even a few blocks can make a big difference in the wants and needs of neighbors and businesses. Pulled together, these comprise the rich fabric that is Georgetown and are why people love living here,” Lindner continued.

“My family has always been my priority and as such I’ve always devoted time to what was important to the six of us. Schools and community remain a focus for me. I was President of Intown Playgroup, served on the board of Little Folks School, then was President of the Parent Association at the Washington International School. I worked with Georgetown Ministry Center in their journey to help the homeless, and I have been cooking meals for the Georgetown Senior Center for years. Also, I served as Junior Warden at church which afforded me the opportunity to work with the Salvation Army Soup Truck as well as other internal and external church and mission projects. For 10 years, I was president of The Friends of Volta Park (FOVP), where (following in the footsteps of John Richardson) I worked closely with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and other D.C. officials. We raised money from neighbors for landscape and maintenance of Volta Park. FOVP is still strong today. Most recently, I was honored to be appointed by Mayor Bowser to serve on the board of Events DC which gave me a broader picture of what was happening all over D.C. All these experiences allowed me the opportunity to help enrich the lives of many and make our community stronger, while concurrently making me a better person and Georgetowner.”

“Of course, safety is an ongoing concern and must be a priority. Whether at the Georgetown Waterfront, Wisconsin Avenue and M Streets or in the neighborhoods, we want everyone in our community to be safe and feel comfortable walking about. We must also acknowledge the unique challenges that Georgetown faces as a residential neighborhood with a thriving business community. Residents and business owners must work hard to co-exist peacefully and support one another.”

“I am excited to listen to fellow Georgetowners, learn how they think we can make our neighborhood better and celebrate together everything that makes Georgetown such a special place to live and do business. We all need to remember why we choose to live in Georgetown. I know that we can grow and improve together while keeping the integrity of our historic village intact.”

Patrick Clawson, Candidate for ANC Single Member District 2E02

Patrick Clawson. Courtesy Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

“With the sad news that Jenny Mitchell will not be running for re-election as the advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member district 2E02, I will be running for the post in the Nov. 8 election,” Patrick Clawson, who lives on 33rd Street, stated in an announcement.

“My candidacy has been endorsed by Joe Gibbons and Ron Lewis, the two commissioners who preceded Jenny,” Patrick Clawson said. “Many important community issues come before our ANC, including issues about city services, safety, parking, permits for construction/renovations, good relations with the university and businesses, historic preservation, and liquor licenses, among others.”

“I have lived in this district for 37 years and am closely familiar with all of our community issues. I have attended most ANC meetings for the last 15 years.  I have been active in our community organizations, serving since the beginning of the Georgetown Community Partnership (the partnership on town-gown matters with the university) on the Environment and Landlord Initiative group, as well as serving for years as chair of CAG’s Trash and Rodents Committee and being active in Trees for Georgetown.”

“I look forward to continuing to serve the community, with your support. Please feel free to contact me about our community and my candidacy for the ANC.”


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