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Remembering Commissioner Michael Feldstein – A Statement from the Dupont Circle ANC

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Commissioner Michael Feldstein, who has served the residents and businesses of district 2B-01 on the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission for almost eight years. Mike passed away in his home on April 13th following an extended illness.

Mike was a true leader who constantly pushed for progress and inspired those around him with his vision, kindness and tenacity. Throughout his career in international development and aid, and then in his work for the neighborhood, he was a strong advocate for the most vulnerable among us, especially for those who suffer quietly or without the ability to ask for help. In Dupont, he fiercely championed the beautification and utilization of our public spaces to the benefit of all of us.

Mike’s passing has already left a palpable hole in our neighborhood. We were consistently amazed by his ability to bring people together. Wherever his travels took him, he developed fast friendships and built strong relationships. His personality and ability to bring people together helped define our community.

Those who knew Mike know that he would never want anyone to make a fuss about him, but he did say that if friends were insistent they could honor his memory through a donation to the Dupont Circle Village, whose members rallied around Mike in his last days and weeks. Mike’s family, which includes so many neighbors, community members and friends, are planning a ceremony in celebration of his life the weekend of April 30. Please check back here for more details.

His family in Dupont Circle misses him dearly.

NEWS: Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee Meeting Agenda July 7, 2014

ZPD Agenda (July – 2014)

Meeting to take place at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW on Monday July 7th at 7:00pm

  • BZA Application BZA #18-802 for construction at 1727 Mass Ave NW (7:00pm)
  • HPRB Application HPA #14-530 for construction at 1772 Church St – St Thomas Church (730pm)

NEWS: ANC 2B seeking candidates for 2 intern positions

The Dupont Circle ANC is seeking candidates to fill its two available paid internship opportunities:

The Desi Deschaine Memorial Community Involvement Internship

Our Community Involvement Internship position is named in honor of Desi Deschaine, former communications and community outreach staff member for Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans’ office.  The Deschaine Community Involvement Intern helps the Commission develop strategies for effective communication with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders; develop and implement press and social media outreach; and enrich the neighborhood by working with other community organizations, non-profits, businesses, residents, and other stakeholders to support neighborhood events and activities.  The Deschaine Community Involvement Intern receives a stipend each semester.  The expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per week, or 20-25 hours per month.

The Jeff Coudriet Memorial Public Policy Internship

Our Public Policy Internship is named in honor of Jeff Coudriet, former legislative staff member for Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans’ office.  The Coudriet Public Policy Intern helps the Commission improve the overall quality of its decisions and recommendations by researching and reporting on relevant public policy matters — such as best practices in liquor licensing, zoning matters, and historic preservation, or legislation and public policy that affects the neighborhood.  The Coudriet Public Policy Intern receives a stipend each semester.  The expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per week, or 20-25 hours per month.


Interested applicants for these intern positions should contact Chairperson Will Stephens at with a resume and statement of interest by March 15, 2013.   Also enclosed here is a flyer advertising the internship positions.

BLOG: Vote for Dupont-area establishments in the CityPaper’s “Best of DC” Reader’s Poll

The CityPaper has launched its 2013 “Best of DC” reader’s poll.  We have a terrific neighborhood of shops, restaurants, bars, music, theater, festivals, markets, and more.  Please take a minute to vote for Dupont-area items!  Just click on the “Best of DC” box to get to the poll, and start voting.