The affairs of the Association are managed by the Executive Committee which consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and at least one individual who is not an officer but who is a member of the Association. The term of office for members of the Executive Committee is one year. The current 16th Street Neighborhood Association Executive Committee’s term of office expires December 31, 2019.
Jack and his husband Ramsey have lived in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood for over 20 years and jack is a thirty-seven (37) year resident of the District of Columbia. This is Jack’s third term as Chair of SSNA, having served as Chair in 2016-17. In addition, he serves as the founding Chair of Uptown Main Street, a community non-profit focused on local economic development, job creation and historic preservation for the commercial districts of Upper 14th and Kennedy Streets Northwest. In other public/community roles, he served for three years as the fundraising chair for the Mount Pleasant YMCA, raising over $100,000 for after school programs, and was twice named a “Volunteer of the Year” by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. He was also appointed to the District’s Commission on Latino Community Development by Mayor Anthony Williams, where he served a two-year term. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan has been a 16th Street Heights resident since 2008 with his lovely wife Shannon and their dog "Princess Leia." This is Nathan’s first term as Vice Chair of SSNA. However, he has been a member of SSNA’s Executive Committee for the past three years. Nathan is an attorney with the Department of the Navy where he advises the Marine Corps leadership on environmental, land use and natural resources issues. The Stokeses have been active throughout the resurgence of the SSNA and hope to help the area grow responsibly. You can contact Nathan at email@example.com.
Dorothy 'Dot' Walker
Dot and Rusty Walker are Washingtonians and have been on Allison Street since 1984. They have three adult children, Jenn, Matt and Samm. Dot recently retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs after 41 years of service. Dot's love and passion for teaching ballet for over 35 years keeps her busy at St. Mark's Dance Studio on Capitol Hill and as an alumni with Jones-Haywood Dance School. She also is President of the VA Alumni Association. Dot looks forward to serving as Treasurer for the 16th Street Heights.
Pat and her husband, Charles Smith, have resided in the neighborhood since 1988. In the past years, several issues such as pop ups, street repair and nuisance properties got her more engaged in community activism. Pat has had a career in DC as an award-winning public relations professional for 20+ years. In the past 12 years she has been an active advocate of the food movement culminating with the opening of the White House Farmers' Market with First Lady Michelle Obama. Pat is a member of Change Food, Food Tank, Slow Food, James Beard Foundation and the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs. She is also holds a certificate as a Level II wine specialist from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
Chris Von Kohn
Chris von Kohn has been a homeowner in 16th Street Heights since 2016. Born and raised in Arlington, Chris graduated with a degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University in 2011, and holds a master's degree in plant breeding and plant genetics from the University of Wisconsin. He moved to Washington, DC in December 2014 after accepting a research position at the U.S. National Arboretum. He has since transitioned into managing the Arboretum’s boxwood and perennial collections. His other interests include photography and gardening. As a Board member, Chris is very interested in pedestrian safety issues, community engagement and problem-solving neighborhood issues, such as the persistent problems with timely garbage/recyclable collection, and the related after-the-fact blocking of alleyways.
Greg is a public relations professional who has lived in DC for 14 years and been a resident of 16th Street Heights for the past 10 years. Greg currently serves as the Association’s Listserv moderator. He previously served as the Association’s Treasurer. You can contact Greg via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.