Our mission is to ensure that Columbia Heights is a place where small businesses can flourish because small businesses and diverse economic activity are the hallmark of a thriving, connected, and safe community. We believe that small businesses and filled storefronts bring foot traffic, which can have larger effects on the neighborhood like safer streets and sidewalks, improved infrastructure, and a more interconnected community. We aim to support existing small businesses, further the work of relevant organizations, and foster economic development reflective of the culture and needs of our Columbia Heights.

The SBED Committee has four main pillars:

  1. Support existing small businesses
  2. Serve as central ABRA resource for 1A
  3. Engage with organizations and agencies doing the work embodied by our mission statement
  4. Realize unmet economic opportunity

Please contact Commissioner Jeremy Sherman at 1a04@anc.dc.gov and Commissioner Dave Segall at 1a08@anc.dc.gov for more information. 


Commissioner Jeremy Sherman (1A04)
Commissioner Dave Segall (1A08) 

2023 Committee Meetings:

Access our calendar for location specifics. 

  • March 16, 2023 
  • April 20, 2023 
  • May 18, 2023 
  • June 15, 2023 
  • July 20, 2023 
  • August 17, 2023 
  • September 21, 2023 
  • October 19, 2023 
  • November 16, 2023 

Committee Resources: