Informing Our Community
One of CAG’s core missions is to bring Georgetowners together in person to get to know each other, learn about local history, and discuss key issues of concern to the community. To that end CAG organizes eight monthly community meetings from September to May. The meetings are held at venues around Georgetown, including churches, historic houses, private clubs, commercial spaces, and schools. They begin with 30 minutes of socializing and refreshments followed by the one-hour substantive meeting. Attendance ranges from 50 to 150 (and sometimes more).
Engaging In Issues
In the year up to March, when the meetings were temporarily halted due to Covid-19, CAG community meetings focused on a broad array of topics: the health of commercial Georgetown (together with the BID), the causes of homelessness and DC’s policies to address it, a tour of the re-opened Hyde-Addison elementary school by the principal, ongoing transportation concerns (including traffic safety and scooters), the history of jazz in DC, historic preservation rules and their effect on home renovation, and the current state of public safety. The annual meeting (typically in May) included remarks from the Mayor and Ward 2 City Council representative as well as summaries of CAG programs and accomplishments for the preceding year.
These monthly meetings are a core program of CAG, and we look forward to resuming them when health and safety allow.