The Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) has 9 Commissioners.
Each Commissioner represents a Single Member District (SMD) of approximately 2,000 residents. The entire ANC represents roughly 20,000 residents in the Dupont Circle area. Click the map on the right to find the your SMD or click here to search for your SMD.
Commissioners are elected every two years in the general November election.
Meg Roggensack, Commissioner, 2B01
Meg Roggensack’s tenure in Dupont is long enough to have witnessed the original high heel drag races. She is a lawyer focused on promoting corporate respect for human, labor, and environmental rights and animal welfare in global supply chains. She also teaches courses on business and human rights at both Georgetown and American University law schools. With her dog, Benji, she has inspected almost every tree and squirrel in SMD 2B01. Her goals for this term are to facilitate broader community engagement on our work including a shared vision for Dupont’s future, supporting our small businesses and residents through this pandemic, identifying practical and sustainable solutions for the unhoused and those seeking affordable housing, and advancing DC Statehood.
Jeffrey Rueckgauer, Commissioner, 2B02
Jeff Rueckgauer came to Washington in the fall of 1991 for a 1-year software development project with Fannie Mae. More projects followed. He decided to stay after several more years and now can’t imagine living anywhere but here in Dupont Circle. He became involved with the ANC as a resident in the mid-1990s. In 2007, he became president of his building’s tenant association, serving as liaison to the ANC. Jeff joined the predecessors of what are now the Land Use and Mobility Committees in 2016. His 3 decades of experience with the community and ANC 2B convinced him to become commissioner for his district when the seat became vacant.
A native San Franciscan, he engaged in civil and gay rights, and environmental protection causes during high school and college in the 1960s and early 1970s. In the 1980s he was a national advocate for gay parents’ rights and recognition and launched an early computer information network for gay issues organizations. Since the 1990s, he became involved in advocacy for public transportation and affordable/equitable housing. He has his own management consulting and software development firm since 1980.
The son of architect/engineers, Jeff has an innate interest in architecture and preservation. He is an avid weather and nature photographer and “a darn good cook.” He and his long-term partner, Tim, live on P Street in West Dupont.
Vincent Slatt, Commissioner, 2B03
Vincent E. Slatt (he/him) is a gay man and has lived in Dupont Circle since 2004. He began his community activism through raising funds for the Whitman Walker Clinic via the National AIDS Marathon Training Program, as a facilitator for the Twenties Group, and volunteering with Capital Pride. He has served on the board of the Youth Pride Alliance, was the founding board secretary of the Capital Pride Alliance, and currently volunteers as the director of archiving for the Rainbow History Project.
China Dickerson, Commissioner, 2B04
Originally from Charleston, SC, China Dickerson has two decades of experience in political campaigns, community development, and the federal government.
After graduating from Howard University, Ms. Dickerson served in the US Peace Corps in El Salvador. Then, while attending Howard University School of Law, Ms. Dickerson interned at the White House, Podesta Group, and managed Brianne Nadeau’s winning campaign for DC City Council.
As career highlights, Ms. Dickerson is the former Deputy Director of Women Ready for Hillary, where she organized tens of thousands of women across the country to encourage Hillary Clinton to run for POTUS, and former Manager of State Engagement and Development at EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource supporting pro-choice Democratic women candidates.
More recently, Ms. Dickerson was Campaign Manager for Lauren Underwood who became the youngest African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
Currently, Ms. Dickerson is the National Political Director for Forward Majority. She is the former Chair of the Young Democrats of America Women’s Caucus and is currently on the executive board of Men4Choice.
Z Stein, Commissioner, 2B05
Matt Johnson, Commissioner, 2B06
Matt Johnson has been a resident of Dupont Circle since 2017 and he has lived in the Washington region since moving here from his native state of Georgia in 2007. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and works as a transportation planner and capital project manager, where his work focuses on improving safety for all roadway users. He has more than 15 years of experience working in local government. He holds a Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He and his boyfriend love to travel. Matt recently visited his 50th state. He is currently on a quest to visit each unit of the National Park System and has visited over half of America’s national parks. While seeing the majestic beauty of America’s landscapes is one of his hobbies, he is also a lover of cities and believes we must work to make them more livable and more affordable.
He believes strongly that local government should be responsive to the people it serves and sees one of his roles on the ANC as improving engagement between residents and DC agencies. His priorities as a Commissioner are to work to reduce the epidemic of traffic violence in the District, improve housing affordability in Dupont Circle, and encourage all government policies to work toward reducing climate change.
Patricia Bencivenga, Commissioner, 2B07
Patricia Bencivenga was born and raised in South Florida and moved to DC to earn her M.S. in Health and the Public Interest in 2021. During her time as an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida she served on the executive board for the National Organization for Women and advocated for gender equality and feminism both on campus and in the Orlando area. She is passionate about serving the Dupont Circle community and hopes to get more neighbors involved and engaged in neighborhood concerns.
Zach Adams, Commissioner, 2B08
Zach Adams grew up in Baltimore County, but has wanted to live in Dupont Circle since he was 16 and finally made it here in 2017. He holds a masters in epidemiology (with a concentration in infectious disease) from Johns Hopkins University and works in health data-driven decision support and public reporting. He loves exploring the DC area on foot, bike, bus, and rail. He enjoys photography and playing Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Christopher Davis, Commissioner, 2B09
Christopher Davis has lived in DC since 2006 and the Chastleton since 2014. Originally from Ohio, he received Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Cincinnati. During grad school he interned in the Smithsonian’s division of architectural history and historic preservation and served as a project manager for UC’s Solar Decathlon team.
After graduation, he worked at GBCI, the certification arm of the U.S. Green Building Council, focused on quality control, reviewer training, and technical customer service for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system. Subsequently at CBRE and CodeGreen Solutions he provided LEED project management for office buildings around the country, supporting property managers and building engineers. He currently works at Sustainable Design Consulting helping architects pursue LEED, WELL, and Enterprise Green Communities for their buildings and spaces. Since 2018, he has served on the board of Friends of Stead Park.