Council Member on Your Corner

What will you tell him?

MEDIA ADVISORY
August 10, 2009

Contact:

Victoria A. Leonard
202. 727. 8204 (desk)
202. 403. 7866 (cell)
vleonard @ dccouncil.us

Thomas Launches “Councilmember on Your Corner”
Initiative Provides Outreach to Residents During Council Recess

Washington, DC – Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. is launching his summer recess initiative, Councilmember on Your Corner, on Thursday, August 13, 2009 in the Queens Chapel neighborhood. From 5 pm to 7 pm on August 13, Councilmember Thomas and his staff will be at the intersection of Eastern and Michigan Avenues, NE to discuss issues and concerns with residents.

Future dates and neighborhood locations for Councilmember on Your Corner are:

Monday, August 17 – Brookland, 12th and Monroe Sts., NE
Tuesday, August 18 – Bloomingdale, 1st St. and RI Ave., NW
Wednesday, August 19 – Lamond Riggs, Lamond Riggs Library,5401 South Dakota Ave., NE
Thursday, August 20 – Langston Carver, location TBD

Each event will occur between 5 pm and 7 pm.

“While I have an open door policy and meet with all residents who come to my office, not everyone has the flexibility or time to make the trek downtown” says Councilmember Thomas. “Councilmember on Your Corner provides residents with an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with me without having to leave their neighborhoods. Plus, I enjoy being out in the Ward,” notes Thomas.

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Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. represents Ward 5 on the Council of the District of Columbia. Thomas chairs the Council’s Committee on Libraries, Parks, and Recreation. He sits on four additional committees: Workforce Development and the Environment, Aging and Community Affairs, Housing and Workforce Development, and Public Services and Consumer Affairs.

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