Candidate for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Single Member District 6B09
Alison is the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for Single Member District 6B09 in Washington, DC. She has spent her career in public service on behalf of the District's most vulnerable residents. Alison has worked as an investigator at the Public Defender Service, at DC nonprofit Free Minds Book Club, and now works at Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit organization that uses tools of litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy to fight against the criminalization of poverty and other oppressive systems that violate the rights of marginalized people.
Doing this work has given Alison a unique understanding of public safety issues, and well as a front row seat to see the inequality that District residents face in trying to access resources and opportunities. Alison decided to run for ANC in hopes that she can do something in our little corner of the District to make our neighborhood a safer, more walkable, bikeable and more equitable community. She is passionate about fighting for racial and economic justice, affordable housing, equal opportunity, proactive approaches to public safety that involve building a stronger social safety net for our most vulnerable neighbors, environmental sustainability, and transparent and accountable government.
A native of Ithaca, New York, Alison received her bachelors degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and lives at 17th and C SE with her dog, Cooper, who is a very good boy.
What's an ANC?
ANC stands for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. We are elected volunteers who each represent about 2,000 DC residents and who work on neighborhood issues on the hyper-local level. The ten ANC Commissioners representing Capitol Hill Southeast form ANC 6B. We meet monthly to discuss issues such as transportation, parks, public safety, local businesses, and other important issues facing our residents.
Check out our meeting calendar and join an upcoming meeting:
Have an issue you'd like to talk to me about? Email me at or call 202-341-5480.
Alison was proud to run as a rainbow caucus candidate
Formed by ANC Japer Bowles (ANC 1C07), the ANC Rainbow Caucus is comprised of LDBTQ+ ANCs and allies. Hate has no home in ANC6B09.
Read more about the formation of the Rainbow Caucus here.
Single Member District 6B09 covers area bounded by 15th Street to the West, 19th Street to the East, Massachussetts Avenue and C Streets to the North and the Anacostia River to the South. We barely missed out on including the Pretzel Bakery, and we look forward to fighting for it in future redistricting efforts. Om nom nom.
Here are some ways to get involved in your local ANC:
Contact Alison about an issue by emailing 6B09@anc.dc.gov or calling 202-341-5480. Find her on twitter @Alison6B09
Join Alison's email list to stay up to date on local issues and learn about ways to get involved.
Help with COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach - do you know seniors or people with qualifying medical conditions in SMD 6B09 who could use some assistance with booking a vaccine appointment? Connect with me and let me know. It takes a village, and I am here to help.
Organize a neighborhood clean up! I would be delighted to help organize neighborhood clean-ups or other volunteer events in 6B09. Email me and we can set something up.