The next monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, June 12, at 7pm at the Naval Heritage Center, whose entrance is next to the Navy Memorial and 701 Restaurant‘s outdoor seating.
The DNA meets the second Tuesday of each month, same time, same place.
In addition to the regular discussions about neighborhood life issues, a grocery-store-effort update, etc., DC Councilmember Jack Evans will be the guest speaker. Evans represents Ward 2, which includes residents of Gallery Place and several other Penn Quarter buildings. (The political lines in D.C. are rather weirdly drawn, so that some residents of Penn Quarter are in Ward 6, while someone living across the street could be in Ward 2.)
The DNA, formed last year, is made up of residents of the Penn Quarter area. Membership is free (though donations are welcome). It gives us all a means to coordinate our voices so the government, local representatives, business owners, etc., can understand what residents of Penn Quarter need and want. The meetings are interesting and informative, featuring guests like Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and MPD 1D Commander Diane Groomes to answer questions from the attendees.
RSVP info is on the DNA website.