A group of neighborhood volunteers came together in summer 2017 to discuss ways we might work together to revitalize the Connecticut Avenue corridor in Cleveland Park (from the Zoo to Porter Street). Plenty of enthusiasm and ideas came together, and four committees were formed. Each has its own focus and is comprised of volunteers and business owners and representatives from the area.
Read the Cleveland Park Annual Report 2017-2018 to learn about the team’s progress to date: CP-Annual-Report
Your skills and energy are welcome. Join one or more of the committees and let’s all work together to ensure Cleveland Park is the incredible neighborhood and destination we know it can be! For more information or to join one of the teams, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic VITALITY Committee
Creating and implementing a business retention, recruitment, and expansion strategy; and reviewing policies – both existing and needed, hyperlocal and District-wide – to ensure alignment with business environment and climate.
Co-Chair, Bob Ward
Co-Chair, Beau Finley
Promotions & Marketing Committee
Creates events and activities that bring traffic onto the Connecticut Avenue corridor in Cleveland Park and generate enthusiasm and community pride for Cleveland Park.
Projects include this website, weekend morning movies at the Uptown, and other activities in development, including a newcomers welcome kit, speaker series of notable residents, social media, and an outdoor dance party.
Chair, Susie Zimmermann
Supports the three other committees by compiling and identifying resources and opportunities that fulfill the objectives of those committees, including:
- Compile and manage a list of volunteers for Cleveland Park events
- Compile and manage a list of experts that can support committee work on economic development, marketing and outreach, and streetscape projects
- Research grant programs and creative financial strategies to support Cleveland Park businesses
- Build capacity and strengthen relationships among Cleveland Park network of business owners
If you are a proposal writer, know about sustainable funding programs related to CP’s revitalization, are a fundraiser, know volunteer management – please join us.
Chair, Ryan Campbell
Focusing on enhancing design elements within the physical environment of the commercial district, including coordination with CPBA and the Clean Team; collaboration with DDOT and local businesses on the Streetscape and Drainage Project; and identification of other opportunities to enhance the appearance of the corridor.
Co-Chair, Susie Taylor