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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 26, 2024

Kim Courtney steps down as ANC commissioner

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Kim Courtney, a Columbia Plaza resident and Hatchet photographer and videographer, said she has worked as an attorney for two decades, currently serving as a contract attorney with the consulting agency Innovative Driven.

Updated: July 6, 2023 at 12:34 p.m.

A member of a local governing body stepped down from her position Wednesday.

Kim Courtney, who represents the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s 2A05 single-member district, announced she resigned from her role as commissioner in an email to constituents Wednesday. Courtney was elected to represent the area — which encompasses the Virginia Avenue and E Street intersection and includes Shenkman Hall and the Columbia Plaza and Remington apartment complexes — in March, filling the nine-member ANC’s last remaining vacancy.

“I was proud to represent you for these six months, and I hope that one of you will pick up where I left off and run for the spot,” Courtney wrote in an email to 2A05 residents.

Courtney, a Master of Laws student, studied at GW for her undergraduate education from 1991 to 1996. During her stint as commissioner, Courtney expressed concerns about the University’s proposal to relocate and renovate the campus store to the 2100 Penn building and opposed a proposed conversion of former GW residence hall, The Aston, into a noncongregate shelter for unhoused people. In both instances, Courtney advocated for more community input in the implementation processes.

D.C. officials redrew the SMDs across the District’s ANCs late last year — a process that began in 2021 to fit their populations with 2020 census data — which created Courtney’s former seat. Her resignation will create the body’s current sole vacancy.

This story has been updated to clarify the following:
This story has been updated to clarify Courtney’s stance on notable ANC proposals. This story has also been updated to clarify that Courtney is a student in a one-year Master of Laws program, not a first-year student.

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Erika Filter, News Editor
Erika Filter is a senior majoring in international affairs from Carson City, Nevada. She leads the Metro beat as one of The Hatchet's 2023-2024 news editors and previously served as the assistant news editor for the Student Government beat.
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