The November general election brought significant political change to the nation and the District, including 17 new commissioners elected to the Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC). ANCs are a non-partisan body of elected officials that represent local community members. The commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. Each commissioner represents a Single Member District (SMD) of approximately 2,000 residents. The ANCs main role in the District is to be their neighborhood’s official voice in advising the District government on things that affect their neighborhoods.
Commissioners Holly Muhammad (8A01), Barbara Clark (8A02), Brian Thonmpson (8A03), Paul Trantham (8B02), Charles Wilson (8B03), Humam Abdulmalik (8B06), Mustafa Abdul-Salaam (8C05), Rhonda Edwards-Hines (8C06), Salim Adofo (8C07), Patricia Carmon (8D01), Olivia Henderson (8D02), Absalom Jordan (8D03), Monique T. Diop (8D04), Ellen Armstead (8D05), Cheryl Moore (8E02) and Kendall Simmons (8E04) were all re-elected to their single member districts (SMD) last year.
Laneice Moore (8A04) is a native Washingtonian who has been living in Ward 8 for 46 years. Moore attended Kimball Elementary, J Hayden Johnson Jr. High and Ballou Senior High Schools. She received her GED from Delaware Valley School of Trades where she became a certified nursing assistant and home health aide.
In 2000, Moore began abusing street drugs, but has been clean and sober for more than five years. In 2015, however, Moore moved to Green Street which was a drug infested environment. As she started putting her life back together, the things happening in her community and the women’s rights movement became clearer and more important to her.
Moore decided to run for a seat in the commission to do something to help bring the spirit back to her community. Moore said she realized that she needed to lead by example. She hopes to show the young people that there’s another world out there, waiting for them to conquer and overcome their adversities.
Moore believes that her educational and life experiences will make her a strong leader and proponent of change in Ward 8 and the District as a whole.
Learn more about ANC 8A by visiting anc.dc.gov/page/advisory-neighborhood-commission-8a