Our mission is to ensure that Columbia Heights is a place where small and local businesses can flourish. Small business and diverse economic activity are the hallmark of a thriving, connected, and safe community. We believe that local 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 and local businesses, further the work of relevant organizations, and foster economic development reflective of the rich culture and identity of Columbia Heights.

The SBED Committee has four main pillars:

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

Please contact Commissioner Jeremy Sherman at [email protected] and Commissioner Dave Segall at [email protected] 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: