Citizens Honor Community Achievers at Annual Meeting
The Citizens Association of Georgetown met May 17 at Dumbarton House on Q Street to elect its officers, hand out its community awards and hear from Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans, who discussed the Mayor's proposed budget and his own opposition to tax increases. Nevertheless, citing the rebuilt public library and continuing work on the streets and utility connections, Evans told the citizens that Georgetown is doing great with all of the improvements and investments coming to fruition in the neighborhood, home to many active residents worthy of awards. CAG honored a few of them specifically at the annual meeting.
Brenda Moorman received the Bill Cochran Award for her work in conservation and neighborhood beautification. Toni Cherry of the D.C. State Historic Preservation Office received the Charles Atherton Award for her work in creating a preservation compliance programs among other city efforts.
The Hays family—John, Sharon and daughter Samantha—was awarded the Martin-Davidson Award for its longest surviving retail store, The Phoenix on Wisconsin Avenue, which opened in 1955.
A Special Award was given to Officer Mark Lee of the Metropolitan Police Department for his years of service in the town. The historic George Town Club, with general manager Brian Armstrong accepting, grabbed the Ratatouille Award for rat abatement. The Peter Belin Award will be presented during a September meeting to Richard Hinds, CAG's legal advisor.