My reason for serving on the DNA board is to monitor and continue to improve livability in the downtown area. I try to stay informed of important issues by attending other city meetings that may influence the downtown, such as the Central City 2035 advisory commission meetings, historic preservation meetings, etc. I continue to serve on the DNA Land Use Transportation committee. Present positions: board, Portland Art Museum Graphic Arts Council; board, Portland Playhouse; board, COA Eliot Tower. Past experience: Retired Marymount University Professor; past chair, Arlington County Arts Commission; Shirlington Site Plan Review Committee, Arlington VA; Crystal City planning task force, Arlington VA; board, Arlington Committee of 100; board, Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership (business alliance).