ANC 5B04 Commissioner Barrios Steps Down

ANC 5B Boundries 2013
ANC 5B Boundries

Joe Barrios, the ANC Commissioner for Single Member District 5B04  (from Monroe Street NE to Rhode Island Ave NE, and from 13th Street NE to the Metro tracks), has stepped down. He let constituents know via the  following email:

Dear ANC 5B04 community,

It is with great regret that I inform you that I have made the difficult decision to step down as ANC 5B04 commissioner, effective Friday September 4th. This decision is due to a change in my employment situation that will require more of my time than I’m able to provide while functioning as commissioner. ANC work is a full-time volunteer commitment, and 5B04’s residents deserve someone who can continue providing the necessary time.

I will continue working on Brookland and 5B04 issues with neighbors as a private citizen, as time and career allows.

It has been my privilege and pleasure serving as ANC 5B04 commissioner for my constituents, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

Warm regards,

Joe Barrios

Thank you for your service Joe!


2 thoughts on “ANC 5B04 Commissioner Barrios Steps Down”

  1. Well, that didn’t last long.

    A lot of time and energy went into electing Commissioner Barrios.

    I understand and appreciate his honesty toward the community, and that things change with everyone’s personal situations, but a lot of people worked hard to support a change from Cmr. Steptoe.

    So, what now?

  2. I am disappointed to see Barrios step down. Hopefully there is not more to the story than what he related in his resignation notice. ANC5B had a reputation for internal bullying and pettiness in the Rivens-Smith / Steptoe years, and it would be a shame to see that dynamic return.

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