Quarterly ANC Meeting: Standing Room Only

Phil entertaining a packed house of commissioners last night.

Phil entertaining a packed house of commissioners last night.

Wake up this morning to an inch of snow on the ground and a notice of delayed opening in your inbox?  Lucky you!  We can’t say Phil pulled any strings with Mother Nature or OPM to give people the morning off, but we will say that it is a fortunate coincidence because many ANC commissioners were up all night with Phil at his Quarterly ANC Meeting.  That’s right, over 60 ANC commissioners (a Quarterly ANC Meeting Mendo record!) came out to Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building for Phil’s staple of local governance.

DDOT Acting Director Dormsjo answering questions from the audience.

DDOT Acting Director Dormsjo answering questions from the audience.

Phil, his staff, and guests Assistant Commander Missouri from MPD and Acting Director Dormsjo of DDOT were rocking the local government beat last night taking comments and answering questions until 9:00.  Truly going above and beyond in their duties to public service.

Thank you to all our guests last night!  Phil and Team Mendo hope to see you next time!

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Fogged Up

Phil at the Foggy Bottom Association last night.

Phil at the Foggy Bottom Association last night.

Happy Hump Day from the Mendelson Post!  Last night Phil was out at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church speaking to a packed house of members of the Foggy Bottom Association.  Phil had a spirited discussion about the new Council’s organization and committees, the upcoming performance and budget oversight hearings, the city’s financials, and the topic in the news this week, the upcoming legalization of marijuana with Initiative 71.

Following a spirited Q&A session, Phil speaks further with FBA members.

Following a spirited Q&A session, Phil speaks further with FBA members.

Thank you to all who braved the cold to speak with Phil!

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Mendo Minute: Swearing In

Phil congratulates Commissioner Ruffin on his swearing-in.

Phil strikes his best George Washington as he congratulates Commissioner Ruffin on his swearing-in.

Happy Tuesday from the Mendelson Post!  Here’s a quick shot from yesterday afternoon when Phil swore in ANC 8D05 Commissioner Ruffin for his two-year term.  We hope just looking at Phil’s (phaux) phireplace will thaw you out after the cold temperatures this week!

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, or ANCs, are the first level of representation in the city, weighing in on various neighborhood issues throughout the District.  Before being elected to the Council in 1998, Phil was a commissioner of ANC 3C for nearly 20 years.

 

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Philentine’s Day

Happy Hump Day, Mendelson Post readers!  Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and if you’re still looking for a date idea, you’re in luck! 

The next Meet Up with Mendo is this Saturday, February 14th at Pound the Hill located at 621 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet 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 to see you there!

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Friday Flashback

Happy Friday from the Mendelson Post!  What better way to transition in to the weekend than this 2000 shot of Phil standing outside the Food and Nutrition Services building at 3535 V Street, NE.

Phun Phact: Phil still uses the same phone!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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