Commissioner Salim Adofo

Commissioner Salim Adofo Official Government page of Commissioner District 8C07 Washington DC Salim Adofo is a committed community servant with over 20 years of experience in community organizing and leadership.

He was elected to Commissioner of District 8C07 in November 2018. As Commissioner, he advises the federal and local government on matters concerning economic development, education, budget concerns, area infrastructure, public safety, and affordable housing for over 14,000 residents. As the leader of District 8C07, he held the first Commission Budget hearing and organized the District 8C07's first Historically Black College & University College Tour. Salim has created a variety of STEM, financial literacy & Health programs for children in one of the most marginalized and vulnerable communities in Washington DC. Salim is also a multimedia journalist. He produces the television show Rhythm-N-Justice, that can be viewed on DCTV and Fairfax Television. The show highlights national/local organizations, community leaders and progressive artists. He is a freelance journalist and photographer. He has written articles for the NY Amsterdam News, San Francisco Bay View and the Houston Forward Times. In 2007, Salim was honorably discharged from the United States Army. Salim has gone on to serve as the Criminal Justice Chair for the DC Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Parliamentarian for the National Society of Black Engineers DC Professional Chapter and the Director of Personal and Professional Development for the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network. He also served as the Public Relations Chair for the DC Chapter of the Black MBA Association, and the National Secretary for the National Black United Front. In 2014,Salim was recognized as one of the top 40 Under 40 leaders in the DMV by Leadership Arlington. In 2016 he received the Community Service Award from the Black MBA Association, the Outstanding Community Service Award from Blacks In Government in 2017 and the DMV Community Award from the National Society of Black Engineers.

Operating as usual

Today I attended training with DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. These types of training help us as Commi...
11/16/2020

Today I attended training with DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. These types of training help us as Commissioners better serve our constituents. We get valuable information on laws and processes that help us to become better advocates and resources. We should always be seeking ways to perfect our craft as elected leaders in the community. There are trainings that are open to all residents as well. Please check out their website to learn more ABRA.dc.gov

#AStandardOfExcellence

11/15/2020
Going Hart in the Paint

I would like to say thank you to Charles Hart Middle School, Alumni of Charles Hart Junior High/Middle School: Washington, DC!, Ward 8 Education Council the National Black United Front (NBUF) all the volunteers and donors that help make our Going Hart in the Paint initiative a success.

Thank you to State Board of Education Representative Markus E. Batchelor, State Board of Education-elect Dr. Carlene Reid for being on the ground in critical areas that our children and their families need us the most.

I would like to thank the residents of District8C07 for volunteering their time to participate in their communities success.

Thank you to our Ward 7 family at Kelly Miller Middle School for coming to support us here in Ward 8.

I feel honored and privileged to be a part of a wonderful collective of people that strive to make sure our children have the tools that they need to achieve academic excellence. The library is a safe space for children to imagine, create and become better critical thinkers. Something simple as a fresh coat of paint can make huge difference in someone's desire to be in a space. I want to make sure the children in our community are excited about learning and the endless possibilities they have.

Here are a few highlights from our Saturday afternoon of community, service and #RaisingTheBar to #AStandardOfExcellence.

11/14/2020

We Going Hart in the Paint! We making sure our children have a beautiful space to achieve academic excellence! Let’s #RaiseTheBar to #AStandardOfExcellence

11/13/2020
Go Hart in the Paint

When you support Commissioner Salim Adofo, you get a Commissioner dedicated to the advancement of our schools. When you vote for me you vote for someone that will raise funds for our schools and bring resources to improve their conditions for our children. You can still support the Paint Hart campaign by donating at bit.ly/painthart

We are super excited to have you in participate our #CleanWard8 Initiative. Making sure our environment is clean and saf...
11/13/2020

We are super excited to have you in participate our #CleanWard8 Initiative. Making sure our environment is clean and safe for everyone, especially our children is very important to Commissioner Salim Adofo. Therefore we are partnering with Phi Beta Sigma - Alpha Sigma Chapter - DC and the National Black United Front (NBUF) to host a community clean up at the Congress Heights Recreation Center. RSVP —> cleanward8.eventbrite.com

#VetsRide Get your free ride with the Washington DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs
11/11/2020

#VetsRide Get your free ride with the Washington DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

I had the honor of serving with some wonderful people. It was one of the best decisions in my life. Happy Veterans Day.
11/11/2020

I had the honor of serving with some wonderful people. It was one of the best decisions in my life. Happy Veterans Day.

Confederate Monuments Removed From Fairfax County Courthouse. Every small victory helps!
11/07/2020
Confederate Monuments Removed From Fairfax County Courthouse

Confederate Monuments Removed From Fairfax County Courthouse. Every small victory helps!

The Confederate markers and monuments outside the Fairfax County Courthouse have been removed, according to County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay. A Virginia Department of Historic Resources “First Confederate Officer Killed” memorial marker, the John Quincy Marr Monument and the Dahlgren...

I’ll be making recommendations on behalf of District8C07 to The Committee on Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization on th...
11/06/2020
Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Public Hearing • Council of the District of Columbia

I’ll be making recommendations on behalf of District8C07 to The Committee on Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization on the following Legislation:

B23-0873 – “Rent Stabilization Program Reform and Expansion Amendment Act of 2020”

B23-0972 – “Hardship Petition Reform Amendment Act of 2020”

A large number of residents in Ward 8 are renters and we need our voices heard on this issue!! Please submit testimony!! Witnesses are encouraged to submit an electronic version of their testimony to [email protected]. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes.

Public Hearing • Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Public Hearing Date Monday, November 09, 2020 09:00 am Add to Google Calendar Add to iCal Location Virtual Meeting Platform 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC, 20004 The Committee on Housing & Neighborhood....

#Results In our efforts to improve the quality of life in and around the intersection of MLK Ave SE & Malcolm X Ave SE w...
11/06/2020

#Results In our efforts to improve the quality of life in and around the intersection of MLK Ave SE & Malcolm X Ave SE we saw that there was an abandoned vehicle on Parkland Place SE. This invites a variety of illicit behaviors. We had the vehicle removed. We will not let our community be used as a dumping ground. We will continue to organize to keep making our community better.

#AStandardOfExcellence

The work doesn’t stop. We are not playing games with safety and security of #Ward8 residents. We are now protesting the ...
11/05/2020

The work doesn’t stop. We are not playing games with safety and security of #Ward8 residents. We are now protesting the liquor license renewal of Liff’s Market. This establishment is within 100 feet of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. This is in violation of the DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Code § 25-314. (b)(1)

No license shall be issued for any establishment within 400 feet of a public, private, or parochial primary, elementary, or high school; college or university; or recreation area operated by the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation

The excessive number of places that sell mind altering substances in close proximity to children is averse to our #PublicSafety and a major #PublicHealth concern. One way for us to address crime in this area is to significantly reduce the number of establishments that make mind altering substances available in close proximity to children. We are taking back our community. If you would like to get involved comment with your contact information.

#NoMoreLiquorStoresInWard8

Mayor Bowser’s Office on Fathers, Men and Boys in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Human Services...
11/05/2020

Mayor Bowser’s Office on Fathers, Men and Boys in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Human Services, DC Affordable Law Firm and Bright Beginnings Child Care Center will offer a virtual paternal rights workshop that focuses on issues including but not limited to, child custody and parenting time (also called "visitation") issues, how to prepare a parenting plan for you and your children, and how to get or change a court order.

Event Link: https://dcnet.webex.com/meet/cfm

#Results. The liquor license that Wonder Mart, LLc has applied for, located on at 2743 MLK Ave SE has been denied and di...
11/04/2020

#Results. The liquor license that Wonder Mart, LLc has applied for, located on at 2743 MLK Ave SE has been denied and dismissed. We are making efforts to clean up the intersection of MLK Ave SE & Malcolm X Ave SE. We are changing our community, one block at a time.

Thank you to everyone that completed the survey we circulated throughout the community. We had a hearing on Monday with the DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration and presented the information. The case was so strong that the opposition didn't even show up. This is a major victory for the #PublicSafety and #PublicHealth of #Ward8.

#NoMoreLiquorStoresInWard8

On behalf of the #Salim4DC Team I would like to thank the residents of District8C07 who made their voices heard and choo...
11/04/2020

On behalf of the #Salim4DC Team I would like to thank the residents of District8C07 who made their voices heard and choose me to lead them. I do not take this likely. I am extremely humbled, honored, and thankful that you all believe in my abilities to lead this community into a better space.

I would like to thank the #Salim4DC Team Lauryn King, Danielle Armstrong, Taalib Saber, Sharif Hey Reef and Finley Johnson. You all worked hard to help us achieve over 97 % of the vote. That is truly #AStandOfExcellence.

Thank you to the members of all the institutions and organizations I am a member of. Your support and guidance is the back bone of my success.

Remember If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go together.

Begreatdc
NSBE DC Professionals
National Black United Front (NBUF)
Blacks In Government (BIG)
Naba DC Chapter
National Black MBA Association, Inc., Washington, D.C. Chapter
NAACP DC Branch
Grambling University National Alumni Association DC Chapter
#FivePercentNation

Peace Family the vote is in. The people have spoken. We brought home the chip! Thank you to everyone that supported me o...
11/04/2020

Peace Family the vote is in. The people have spoken. We brought home the chip! Thank you to everyone that supported me on this journey. When I become commissioner we all become commissioner.
#BackToBack 🏆 🏆
#Salim4DC
#AStandardOfExcellence

11/03/2020

The people are speaking! #Salim4DC

11/03/2020

Thank you for the love! #Salim4DC

There was an illegal dumping on 6th St. SE. It has been verified by DC Department of Public Works and is scheduled for p...
11/02/2020

There was an illegal dumping on 6th St. SE. It has been verified by DC Department of Public Works and is scheduled for pick. I’ll keep the community updated on the progress of this service request.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together!#Salim4DC #AStandardOfExcellence
11/02/2020

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together!
#Salim4DC #AStandardOfExcellence

11/01/2020

The team is ready! #Salim4DC

We have a street sign falling down on Malcolm X Ave SE. I reported it to the District Department of Transportation. Hope...
10/31/2020

We have a street sign falling down on Malcolm X Ave SE. I reported it to the District Department of Transportation. Hopefully we can get it fixed before May!

#Results We had two illegally dumped microwaves on 9th St. SE. I worked with the DC Department of Public Works to have t...
10/30/2020

#Results We had two illegally dumped microwaves on 9th St. SE. I worked with the DC Department of Public Works to have them removed. Dumping old appliances in the street is not acceptable and we will continue to work to make our community #AStandardOfExcellence

There was an abandoned vehicle left on Parkland Place SE. I reported it to the DC Department of Public Works to get it r...
10/29/2020

There was an abandoned vehicle left on Parkland Place SE. I reported it to the DC Department of Public Works to get it removed. Abandoned vehicles such as this are averse to our public safety.

We are doing work to address the conditions in the neighborhood of MLK Ave SE & Malcolm X Ave SE.

10/29/2020

Community Briefing Video Karon Hylton

#Results Several days ago I observed this vacant property by Shepard Park on Parkland Place SE. The doors were open, the...
10/29/2020

#Results Several days ago I observed this vacant property by Shepard Park on Parkland Place SE. The doors were open, the place is full of trash, empty liquor bottles and rodents. There may have been other illicit activity going on in there. I worked with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to have the owner of this property resolve this issue.

Properties such as this are adverse to public safety, public health and the overall quality of life of our community. The owner has been notified of the violations and the property has been boarded back up for public health and safety concerns. I will keep you all updated. Let's continue to work to make our community #AStandardOfExcellence

#ResultsWe had a television was illegally dumped on the side of the road on 6th St. SE removed. There are two schools at...
10/28/2020

#Results

We had a television was illegally dumped on the side of the road on 6th St. SE removed.

There are two schools at each end of 6th St. As our children prepare to return to school, can we please have a clean and safe passage. Our children will be more excited to return to school and prosper when the environment is a clean and safe one. Let’s work to have our community be #AStandardOfExcellence

Thank you DC Department of Public Works for all your help!

Green Fellows are highly competitive, paid, #greenpathways for graduate students. Accepting applications through Novembe...
10/28/2020

Green Fellows are highly competitive, paid, #greenpathways for graduate students. Accepting applications through November 8 in the areas of #climatechange, #publichealth and more!

To learn moe and submit your application visit: http://doee.dc.gov/greenpathways #SustainableDC

For those that are trying to understand more about the First Source Agreement.
10/27/2020

For those that are trying to understand more about the First Source Agreement.

#Results Someone illegally dumped a sofa in the middle of the community. We worked with the DC Department of Public Work...
10/27/2020

#Results Someone illegally dumped a sofa in the middle of the community. We worked with the DC Department of Public Works to get it removed. Let’s keep striving to keep our community safe and clean for all residents.

#AStandardOfExcellence

I’m super excited I have gotten the District Department of Transportation to install a roadway sign to let drivers know ...
10/26/2020

I’m super excited I have gotten the District Department of Transportation to install a roadway sign to let drivers know there is a resident in the immediate area that is visually impaired. Traffic safety is very important and for someone that has issues with sight, it is literally a matter of life or death! Let’s continue to #RaiseTheBar to #AStandardOfExcellence and improve the quality of life in #Ward8 one neighborhood at a time!

§ 1–309.10. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions — Duties and responsibilities; notice; great weight; access to documents; ...
10/24/2020

§ 1–309.10. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions — Duties and responsibilities; notice; great weight; access to documents; reports; contributions.

(a) Each Advisory Neighborhood Commission (“Commission”) may advise the Council of the District of Columbia, the Mayor and each executive agency, and all independent agencies, boards and commissions of the government of the District of Columbia with respect to all proposed matters of District government policy including, but not limited to, decisions regarding planning, streets, recreation, social services programs, education, health, safety, budget, and sanitation which affect that Commission area.

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YOU NEED TO REVOKE MART LIQUORS LICENSE ON MLK AND PORTLAND ST ASAP!
dear sir i like your task in the world
Do you every give bloggers interview?
How could the people get a term limit for the Senate when the Senate makes the rules???
Hello Mr. Adofo this is DI Jeff and I noticed that you have an event Wednesday and I'd like to be involved. Please contact me as soon as you can on 202 695 0107. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Blessings Commissioner Salim Adofo. Inbox your email.
Please make sure that #EVERY Ward 8 school aged child is registered for CM Trayon White Back to School block party to get their book bag. The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZpJ1Hv2NToUTWtql_MRJd8VdjFuAwmTGiZsU7BnV09jSQVQ/viewform
Thank you so much!
It's great to see progressive brothers like yourself in office. There is a battle to be fought on all fronts. Peace.
Brother Salim, I saw your remarks at the press conference regarding the upcoming African Liberation Day celebration and sanctions against Zimbabwe. Great job. Forward Ever, Backwards Never!