The DCCA Board is governed by DCCA's bylaws and meets
on the fourth Thursday of each month. If you have a question, comment
or idea, please contact the appropriate member or send a message to the entire Board.
and his wife, Michelle, returned to Dupont Circle in 2012 having
previously lived here in the early 1980’s. They live on Hopkins Street
on the southwest side of the Circle. Glenn has enjoyed being active in a
variety of nonprofits over the years where he previously lived in the
Delaware area and has continued his involvement here in DC. Presently,
he serves on the board of directors for Sinai House, a non-profit
organization that provides transitional housing and a variety of support
services to otherwise homeless families in the District of Columbia.
Glenn is also active in the Washington Interfaith Network’s homelessness
initiative. He is an attorney who received his law degree from the
University of Chicago and a bachelor’s in political science from
Binghamton University. Glenn and Michelle have 3 adult children living
as near as Baltimore and as far as Tel Aviv. In his spare time, Glenn
enjoys biking along the many trails the DMV has to offer. He joined DDCA
in order to help its efforts to foster the vibrancy and sustainability
of this diverse neighborhood and is a member of the Regulatory
Charlie’s community interests include preserving the beautiful architecture of our Dupont Circle neighborhood, pushing for progress in management of the environment, and otherwise promoting the livability and fairness of our city and our world for the generations to follow us. Charlie also likes travel, reading, music, and strolling around town when time permits. Charlie hopes, among other things, to assist in expanding DCCA’s membership and its community outreach efforts.
Susan Volman moved to Washington in 1996 for a temporary job at the National Science Foundation, and rented an apartment in Castleton. In 1998, she accepted a job at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, sold her house in Columbus, OH, where she had been on the faculty of The Ohio State University, and bought a house on the 1500 block of Corcoran Street, which she could see from her apartment window.
After becoming a Dupont Circle home owner, Susan began her community involvement with the old PSA 309, in what is now known as Borderstan. She also attended ANC meetings, and in 2005 served on a subcommittee to study whether a zoning overlay would be a better balanced approach to the periodic need to renew the 17th Street alcoholic beverage license moratorium. Although they concluded this was not a viable solution, the experience gave Susan a deeper understanding of community issues and acquaintance with a wider range of people in the community.
Susan joined DCCA in 2003 because the meeting programs, such as candidate forums, were of interest, and (she confesses) because DCCA meetings were often held in mysterious buildings that were not generally open to the public. She is still learning about the activities of the DCCA board and discovering where she can most effectively serve to maintain and improve the quality of life and opportunities for the diverse population of Dupont Circle.
Jen Kane has lived in Washington, DC since 2003, and is originally from Minnesota. She has lived on Swann Street in Dupont Circle since 2005 -- first in a shared row house with friends, before moving into an apartment with her husband, Ben, in 2010. She is mom to 1-year-old William, who loves watching the dogs in the S Street dog park and playing on the sidewalk in front of their house. Jen is passionate about getting involved with her local community, and improving local schools and parks. Over the past year, she has helped DCCA with social media outreach and the Dupont Circle House Tour, and would like to help build the membership and awareness about DCCA's many activities in the neighborhood. Professionally, Jen has a degree in English writing from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She works for the University of Queensland's North America office as their regional director. She has also served in a number of volunteer leadership positions and on volunteer boards in the field of international education. She and her husband enjoy travelling, and they aspire to make it back to Ben's home country of Australia a few times each year.
Phil Carney - Board Member
Term: May 2019 - April 2022
from Iowa, my first and last Army duty stations were in the DC area and
I am still here. Moved to 17th Street NW in 1978, survived a co-op
conversion and celebrated burning the mortgage several years ago.
My involvement with DCCA over the years has included committees for: Rat Patrol, House Tour, Trees, Tulip Project, Environment, Graffiti, Parks and the Environment and Art On Call/Historic Call Box. Have awards for fighting rats in two separate decades, a Meritorious Service to Law Enforcement for fighting graffiti and a Historic Preservation Award for the Call Box Project. I am also very close to Scoop the dog. Scoop has been in the Pride Parade for years including the six years when I had the choice of participating as a gay elected public official or as a dog and choose to participate as a dog.
wide service includes the League of 8,000 and Solid Waste Enforcement
and Education Program (SWEEP). Other community activism include: six
years as a Dupont Circle ANC Commissioner, helping start Ross Elementary
Christmas Tree Sale and Mother’s Day Book Drive, two versions of
Friends of Stead and gardening throughout the neighborhood. Steve
Auppele and I maintain the garden just east of the Circle, and I
maintain a dozen or so other garden patches around our neighborhood.
W. Karas currently sits on the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Karas also sits on
the National Finance Committee for Hillary Clinton as well as the LGBT
Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee. He is presently
on the Human Rights Campaign Emeritus Council. He has also served on
the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign, Dupont Circle
Citizens Association, Sarasota AIDS Support, Project Angel Food and
Congregation Kol Ami, and served on the Mid-City West Community Council
in Los Angeles.
Kemp has had the very good fortune to have lived in Dupont Circle for
decades and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Taking up residence
at 21st and N Streets as a recent Middlebury college graduate, she was
thrilled to be in the heart of an economically and racially
diverse, historic neighborhood. This neighborhood had everything she could possibly want—work, bars and dance clubs, bookstores, record stores, movies, art galleries, museums, restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, etc.—within easy walking distance.
Kerry is an avid reader, gardener, and researcher who is passionate about public policy issues. Her first job in DC was with Americans for Democratic Action, a liberal lobbying organization. In the mid-1980s, she began working as a researcher and policy analyst at the bipartisan Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), which provided authoritative information to Congress on complex scientific and technical issues. When OTA was dismantled in 1995, Kerry began working as an independent writer and editor on health and environmental policy documents for a variety of national and international organizations, private companies, foundations, think tanks, and government agencies.
treasures the diverse community, the small businesses, green spaces,
and the unique historic structures that make Dupont Circle so special
and wants to preserve them. She also believes that green transportation
and housing options are key to the neighborhood's continued
growth and vitality in the coming years. Kerry hopes that by involving
people who have different perspectives and needs and types of expertise
in planning efforts, the Dupont Circle community can develop sustainable
infrastructure for the 21 st century in a way that improves the
quality of life for everyone.
Lance Salonia - Board Member
Term: May 2017 - April 2020
Lance Salonia has been a DCCA member for 10 years and active in the community on historic preservation and other regulatory issues. Lance has served on the Dupont Circle Conservancy and is a current member and former Trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, where he helped lead the Vision Awards Program -- acknowledging city-wide civic contributions. He started his civic activism serving as an ANC Commissioner in Sheridan-Kalorama where he was chair for 4 out of the 5 years he served on the commission from 1997 through 2001. He moved to Dupont Circle in 2005 and is a resident of S Street. In his professional life he is an IT consultant with IBM, and holds degrees from the McIntire School of Business at the University of Virginia and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). Lance is the chair of DCCA's Regulatory Committee.