Mendo Minute: Meat Up with Mendo

Phil met with residents at MGM Roast Beef in Ward 5.

Phil met with residents at MGM Roast Beef in Ward 5.

This weekend was a great one to be out and about.  Not only was the weather absolutely gorgeous, but Phil was spotted “meating” up with some residents at MGM Roast Beef in Brentwood in Ward 5!  Thankfully, the conversation stayed jovial – only good beef here!

Look out for Meet Up With Mendo in your neighborhood!  Have any suggestions where Phil should go next?  Post in the comments below!

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Flashback Friday: Ceremonially

IMG_2468While there is never a boring day in the DC Council, some days are most certainly more exciting than others.  Tuesday was one that stands out for sure as the Council welcomed some special guests to the Council Chamber: Former US Attorney General (and longtime District resident) Eric Holder and Washington Nationals Manager Matt Williams!

IMG_2477Both gentlemen were on hand to receive ceremonial resolutions, Eric Holder receiving the CER20-267 Eric H. Holder, Jr. Ceremonial Recognition Resolution of 2014 (obviously) and Matt Williams accepting CER20-269 Washington Nationals 2014 Seasons Celebration Ceremonial Recognition Resolution of 2014 on behalf of the Washington Nationals.

IMG_2493Matt Williams’ entourage also included former Mayor Anthony Williams and former Ward 1 Councilmember Frank Smith, two individuals heavily involved in the effort to return baseball back to the Nation’s Capital.

Phil also presented a ceremonial resolution honoring another District VIP: Michele Hagans from Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation!

IMG_2532CER21-17 Michele V. Hagans Recognition Resolution of 2015 honors Michele Hagans for her decades of service with the Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation revitalizing several neighborhoods throughout all four quadrants of the city.

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Meet Up with Mendo!

meetupWard5Watch out, Ward 5!  The next Meet Up With Mendo is coming your way this Saturday, May 9 at MGM Roast Beef located at 1905 Brentwood Road, NE from 10:00-11:00 AMMeet Up with Mendo is an opportunity for the Chairman to visit with you in your neighborhood. It is also an opportunity for you to share your concerns and get answers to your questions.

We hope you can join us!

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Swearing

Phil administers the oath of office to David Cranor for a position on the Bicycle Advisory Council.

Phil administers the oath of office to David Cranor for a position on the Bicycle Advisory Council.

Swearing.   You know the bad words never used in the Wilson Building (wink wink).  On Wednesday, Phil was doing some swearing of his own: the swearing in of some great public servants!

That’s right, Phil administered the oaths of office to two individuals: Mr. David Cranor for a position on the Bicycle Advisory Council, and Ms. Thea Dyson as a commissioner for ANC 8D06.

Public service: Something worth swearing over.

Public service: Something worth swearing over.

The Bicycle Advisory Council is a group of people who ride bicycles and advise the District’s government on bicycling issues.  As we’ve covered in the past, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, or ANCs, are the first level of representation in the District, weighing in on various neighborhood issues throughout the city.  Phil himself was a commissioner in ANC 3C for nearly 20 years before he was elected to the Council in 1998.

Public service: All smiles!

Public service: All smiles!

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Bike to Work Day

From left to right, Doug Franklin, from COG's Commuter Connections program, Phil, Adrienne Moretz with Frederick County, Maryland, and Greg Billing from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association pose with  a Capital Bikeshare bike.  Unfortunately, there was only room one the bike for one rider.

From left to right, Doug Franklin from COG’s Commuter Connections program, Phil, Adrienne Moretz with Transit Services of Frederick County, Maryland, and Greg Billing from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association pose with a Capital Bikeshare bicycle. Unfortunately, there was only room on the bicycle for one rider.

Happy Wednesday, Mendelson Post readers!  With all this stunning weather we’re having (minus a few showers!), it’s as fitting a time as ever to remind you about DC’s upcoming Bike to Work Day!

Bike to Work Day is an annual celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, healthy, and safe way to commute to work.  At last week’s Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board meeting, Phil, as Chair of the TPB, signed the measure proclaiming May 15, 2015 as “Bike to Work Day” throughout the region.

Phil, with Greg Billing and Adrienne Moretz, signing on the dotted line proclaiming May 15 as Bike to Work Day.

Phil, with Greg Billing and Adrienne Moretz, signing on the dotted line proclaiming May 15 as Bike to Work Day.

Tired of getting stuck in gridlock?  Feeling crammed on overcrowded trains?  Try adding bicycling to your commute!    Register for Bike to Work Day next month and stop off at one of over 80 pit stops located throughout the District, Maryland, and Virginia for snacks, giveaways, and bicycling love!

It's official!  See you next month.

It’s official! See you next month.

We hope to see you at the pit stop on Freedom Plaza outside the Wilson Building next month!

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