Meet Your New Commissioner: Kevin Coleman (8B04)

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Kevin B. Coleman (8B04). Courtesy the Commissioner

Kevin B. Coleman (8B04) is a Ward 8 ‘original’ who was born, raised and educated in Southeast DC.

Coleman said that he decided to run for the commission because he was tired of talking about the issues he saw around him and not taking action.

Coleman is a convicted felon who was incarcerated from 2003 through 2008. He said he remembers the challenging experience of returning home after being incarcerated and hopes that his success will be beneficial to others in a similar situation. He hopes to help previously incarcerated individuals and second chance offenders get stable jobs and get their lives back together through education and assistance programs.

Coleman coaches youth sports and is passionate about mentorship to children. Coleman’s focus in taking office is serving as an advocate for youth. Specifically, his goal is to increase the amount of educational programming such as trips and after-school services for the community. He also hopes to expand and improve local recreation centers and provide additional programming and educational services.

You can reach Commissioner Coleman via email at 8B04@anc.dc.gov. Learn more about ANC 8B by visiting anc.dc.gov/page/advisory-neighborhood-commission-8b.