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Elected Officials

Mayor's Office


Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Ward 4 Mayor Office Liaisons
KeShawn Harris
Phone: (202) 724-7672
Cell: (202) 436-2087
Email: [email protected]

Gabrielle Priest
Phone: (202) 724-7672
Cell: (202) 436-2087
Ward 5 Mayor Office Liaisons
Dominique Chestnut
Phone: (202) 535-1937
Cell: (202) 394-4399
Email: [email protected]
Malik Miller
Phone: (202) 727-2822
Cell: ((202) 251-5049
Email: [email protected]


Constituent Services

Jackson Carnes
Director of Constituent Services

LaRoya Huff
Deputy Director of Constituent Services

Gary Johnson
Constituent Services Coordinator

Kelly Cislo
Constituent Services Director
Jonathan McNair
Community & Communications Manager

ANC 4B meets the 4th Monday of each month except July & August
ANC 5A meets the 4th Wednesday of each month (except July, August, & December)

Always call 911 for emergencies
Sometimes emergency calls are routed to Maryland. An alternative emergency phone number to ensure your emergency call goes to DC is (202) 265-9100
Lamond-Riggs is located in PSA 406, Sector 2, of DC's Metroplitan Police Department Fourth District
All of Lamond-Riggs is now in PSA 406 overseen by Captain Bryan Christian: [email protected]; (202) 715-7471
Subscribe to the  4D listserv
Keep abreast of crime reports, crime alerts, and ask questions of MPD officers

DC offers rebates and vouchers for residents to purchase and install security cameras on their property and register them with MPD. Visit the program website for more information.

The U.S. Attorney for DC serves as both the local and federal prosecutor for DC.

The Office has a useful Community Resource Guide (pdf)

Find information about the USAODC's Community Outreach Programs, including seminars on financial crimes aginst seniors and elder abuse; Youth Engagement Programs; Reentry Outreach; and information about addressing nuisance properties and other public safety topics

Emergency Preparedness

DC's ReadyDC website from DC's Homeland Security  and Emergency Managment Agency offers great tips on preparing your family for an emergency.

Senior Services

DC's  Department on Aging & Community Living  offers a number of useful services to DC's senior population and caregivers.

Safe at Home Program

DCOA recently announced a grant program to promote aging in place by providing home modifications for seniors aged 60 and older. Income restrictions apply. There is a waiting list for this program. For more information, visit the Safe at Home page, call (202) 638-0050, or email [email protected]

In-home Adaptations

Safe at Home provides in-home preventative adaptations to reduce the risk of falls. Examples include:
•    Handrails
•    Grab bars
•    Bathtub cuts
•    Shower seat
•    Furniture risers
•    Chair lift

Home Security

Safe at Home’s Private Security Camera Program enable eligible DC seniors and residents with disabilities to receive a private security camera system without cost. This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. Restrictions apply, click  here for more information. 


Please be aware that a scammer is targeting seniors in the neighborhood. The Fourth District states: "It has been relayed to the MPD that there is a middle aged woman calling senior citizens in the Riggs Park area making appointments claiming to represent some type of community support activity.  The woman reports for the appointment and is invited inside of the home by the resident.  The woman then rummages through the house and leaves.  Please be vigilant and also spread the word to your elderly neighbors that this maybe a scam.  If this has occurred to you or your neighbor please call 911.


Neighborhood Schools

Although Lamond-Riggs sits in both Wards 4 and 5, the in-boundary school zones for all neighborhood residents consist only of Ward 4 schools. - Follow the planning process for the transition of the middle school at LaSalle-Backus to a new Ward 4 middle school campus at Coolicge

See DCPS April 2018 presentation on Coolidge High School modernization and Ward 4 middle school transition plan.

Coolidge High School is being modernized and will soon be home to three academies. A new Ward 4 middle school will also be located at the Coolidge campus. Stay up-to-date by visiting . ​​

Click on this
document to view the transition plan for the middle school at LaSalle-Backus as well as the modernization timeline for Coolidge High School.

View the profile of the  new Ward 4 middle school "New North Middle School"  here .  

Ward 4 Education Alliance: The Ward 4 Education Alliance brings together Ward 4 parents, students, educators, and community members to share information and advocate for continued improvement in the quality of education in Ward 4 DCPS schools. (Formerly ForWard4)


Neighborhood Resources

Need bulk trash picked up? Want to request a trash can, zoned parking, stop sign, or crosswalk for your street? Need to report an abandoned car?

Call 311 or visit 311 online to request these and other city services
5401 South Dakota Avenue NE
Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon. 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tues. 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Weds. 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thurs. 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit the library's website for up-to-date listing of events.

Register for free book monthly for your child at

Visit the library rebuilding project page for information and community meetings.
501 Riggs Road NE
Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Free fitness room!
20 Tuckerman Street NE
Mon. - Fri. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Free fitness room!
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
Phone: (202) 274-7209
The Backus Campus is home to some of UDC-CC's workforce development programs .
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE (enter on Hamilton Street)
Phone: (202) 576-3092
The American Job Center (part of DC's Department of Employment Services) provides careeer counseling, resume assistance, job placement, vocational training, access to online services, information about local and national labor markets, and unemployment insurance.
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub

The Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub is a project of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES). It resides at the UDC-CC Backus Campus on Galloway Street NE (off South Dakota Avenue). It currently includes a hydroponic garden, an aquaponics garden, and a community garden. At full build-out it will also include a compost cooperative, native plan nursery, incubator commercial kitchen, and farmstand or farmers market component.  CAUSES relies on community volunteers to maintain the project. To volunteer, contact the volunteer coordinator at [email protected]

LaSalle-Backus EC Family Market Distribution: Free grocery pantry 3rd Thursday each month, 4:00 pm
(501 Riggs Road NE)
January 18, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 17, 2018
June 7, 2018

Community volunteers welcome

(219 Riggs Road NE)

Provides home-delivered meals, groceries to go, and nutrition counseling for individuals living with chronic illnesses such as HIV and cancer by referral.  Volunteers welcome

DC Community Carrot is a Ward 4-based organization that seeks to serve as a nonprofit incubator working with young adults ages 18 to 24 to create their own businesses rather than engaging in illegal activity. 

To participate in DC Community Carrot's entrepreneurship program, return the completed application to DC Community Carrot
City Services

Discount Utility Program, DC Department Energy & Environment

This program provides assistance to reduce utility costs for eligible homeowners

RiverSmart Program, DC Department Energy & Environment

For small copay, this program provides native bayscaping/rain garden, tree planting, rain barrel, and permeable pavers to reduce stormwater runoff

Books from Birth, DC Public Library

Provides one free book monthly to DC residents with children ages 0 - 5.

Home Purchase Assistance Programm (HPAP) 

Provides down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible homebuyers. 

DC Open Doors

This program provides down payment assistance and low interest loans to eligible homebuyers

Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program

This program provides grants for roof repair and home modifications for eligible homeowners