Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells (D) presented the inaugural Livable, Walkable Community Awards to four recipients at a celebration in the temporary East Hall of Eastern Market last week.
“Coming on the heels of the report that D.C. is the most ‘walkable’ city in the country, beating out cities like New York City, it’s time to honor and recognize the individuals and organizations that help make this a reality in our community every day,” Wells said.
The award was presented in four categories: neighbor, civic organization, business and public servant. Of the more than 75 nominees, the awards were given to Naomi Monk, a resident of Southwest D.C. who has worked on public safety issues; the Capitol Hill Community Garden Land Trust, which is a nonprofit that helps with community gardens in the area; Ginkgo Gardens, a company that helped a local Girl Scout troop spruce up the land around the Southeast Branch Library; and the D.C. Fire and EMS team.
Those who attended the celebration received food and drink courtesy of Eastern Market vendors. There also was a cash bar and live music.