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About CCCA

In 1909, a group of residents formed the Chevy Chase Citizens Association. Over the years, the CCCA has brought neighbors together and continues to be a voice for the community.  In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings are now held on Zoom. Notifications about all events will be provided in our newsletter and on the Chevy Chase Listserv.


Mission

We are an association of citizens living and working in Chevy Chase DC.

Our mission is to foster community engagement and improve the quality of life in both our neighborhood and our city.

We encourage civil discourse, serve as a community resource, promote public safety, care for our environment, and support local arts, business, and culture.

To this end, we sponsor informative programs, publish a regular newsletter, maintain a resourceful web site, host social events, recognize community achievement, advocate sound policies, grant financial support, and undertake community projects.

 

 

Leadership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2023-2024

OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT   Kristine Desmarais

president@chevychasecitizens.org


FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Rasheen Carbin

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT  Open

SECRETARY   Jory Barone    

TREASURER   Sandy Cihlar

PRESIDENTS EMERITUS 

Robert Gordon

Kate Barnes-Domotor

Deann Rubin
Samantha Nolan
Jonathan Lawlor

Ed Hayes

Evelyn McManus

Sarah Pokempner

Bob Wrin

Evelyn Wrin

Stephen Zipp

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

NEWSLETTER   Kristine Desmarais  

president@chevychasecitizens.org

MEMBERSHIP   Jory Barone (Individual) • Robert Gordon (Business)    

NOMINATING   Robert Gordon •  Nancy Taylor


PUBLIC ACTIVITIES COMMITTEES

EDUCATION   Jenny Backus

ENVIRONMENT Shelley Cohen

FINE ARTS   Stephen Zipp

HOUSING / REAL ESTATE   Nancy Wilson

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH  

PUBLIC SAFETY   Chris Dietz

LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES

AVALON THEATRE   Sarah Pokempner

CHEVY CHASE COMMUNITY CENTER   Nancy Wilson

CHEVY CHASE ART Ch/Art  Beth Cartland

FEDERATION OF CITIZENS ASSOCIATIONS   Anne Renshaw

FEDERATION OF CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS   Sarah Pokempner

FRIENDS OF CHEVY CHASE DC LIBRARY   

FRIENDS OF LAFAYETTE PARK   Elizabeth Engel

ROCK CREEK CONSERVANCY   Barbara Elkus

HISTORIC CHEVY CHASE DC   Carl Lankowski

NORTHWEST NEIGHBORS VILLAGE   Karen Zuckerstein

PUBLIC SCHOOLS   



Recent Accomplishments

·    Partnering with District Main Streets to bring expertise and financial resources to Chevy Chase.

 

·    Helping design the Small Area Plan for Chevy Chase that provides input in to the broader updated Comprehensive Plan.

 

·    Sponsoring community events such as Chevy Chase DC Day, Spooktacular, and other fun experiences.

 

·    Co-sponsoring At-large City Council candidates' forum 

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·    Publishing a monthly Newsletter (September – May)

 

·    Supporting a web site with useful links, latest news, Newsletter Archive, and business directory.


Kristine Desmarais, President

Kristine Desmarais moved to Washington DC from Westchester County, New York in August 2019, 6-months before COVID, with her husband, two kids and one dog. She now has 2 black labs, a daughter in college, a rising senior at St Albans, and more time to engage in the community. 

Before shifting her focus on raising a family, Kristine was a director of marketing for New York’s largest bank, hospital, and health club chain. She received a master’s degree from the Johns Hospital University Carey Business School. Even as a full-time mother, Kristine was an active volunteer serving as head of the Riverdale lower school parent association, on the Board of the Junior League of Bronxville, and Treasurer of the Global Society of Latvian Artists. Before moving to DC she was an award-winning real estate agent.

Now in DC, Kristine has resumed her real estate career and is an active member of the St Albans parent association. She is excited to serve as President of the Chevy Chase Community Association and promoting the many benefits of this wonderful neighborhood.


Rasheen Carbin, First Vice President

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rasheen came to Washington, D.C. in the 1990s. He is an entrepreneur who runs a digital marketing agency. In addition to his work with the CCCA, he serves as board president of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, president of the Georgetown Alumni Club of Metropolitan DC, and is board member of St. Mary's Court in a Foggy Bottom.   


Chevy Chase Community Association

P.O. Box 42210 

Washington, DC  20015


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