Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DCCA Elects New Officers and Directors

DCCA Elects New Board of Directors
Former ANC2B Commissioner and Chair Ramon Estrada Elected President of DCCA

Washington, DC, May 7, 2013 – The Dupont Circle Citizens Association announced the election of nine members to its Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term. The election took place during its annual membership meeting on May 6 at the Hillyer Art Space.

Ramon Estrada will serve as President for a one-year term. Mr. Estrada has been a resident of the Dupont Circle neighborhood for over three decades. During this time, he has served the Dupont Circle community in a number of different capacities, including ANC2B Commissioner, a role which he held for 10 years. He served as Chairman of the ANC and its ABRA Policy Committee. He was acknowledged for his leadership by his fellow Commissioners who appointed him Chairman Emeritus. He continues his efforts as an activist by working with the District Government, businesses, his neighbors and several citizen organizations to improve the quality of life in his neighborhood. Professionally, Ramon has an MBA Degree and has been a CEO of several non-profit trade associations and a community economic development think tank.

Mr. Estrada stated, "I look forward to sharing my private and public sector expertise with the Board of Directors. I want to lead this very important organization into the future with all of the challenges facing us in order to enhance and support Dupont Circle's vibrancy and diversity."

Mr. Estrada succeeds Charlie Ellis, who served as DCCA’s President since September 2012. Mr. Ellis will continue his Board service as Second Vice-President. Other elected Officers include: Nelson Marban, First Vice-President; Susan Volman, Secretary; and Ruth Horn, Treasurer. Re-elected members include Nancy Desmond and Jim Dudney. They join continuing members, Robin Diener and Mary Lord, and newly elected members Marcy Logan and Stephanie Sheridan. Greg Milman and Matt Webster concluded their Board service in May.

Membership in DCCA is open to residents, businesses and supporters of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. To join, please go to www.Dupont-Circle.org/Membership.

About the Dupont Circle Citizens Association

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area. DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood.

DCCA’s major fundraising event, the Dupont Circle House Tour & Tea, will be held on Sunday, October 20 from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Pictured above: (L to R) Stephanie Sheridan, Jim Dudney, Ramon Estrada, Nancy Desmond, Robin Diener, Ruth Horn, Mary Lord, Susan Volman, Nelson Marban, Marcy Logan, and Charlie Ellis