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Our mission is to preserve and restore the diverse, historic environment of Shaw's 7th and 9th Street commercial corridors, offering residents and visitors a better place to live, work, shop, play, and pray.

Comprised of 11 leaders with diverse interests in the Shaw community, the Board of Directors has final accountability for the success of Shaw Main Streets. Board service entails a range of activities and duties, including establishing policies and goals, overseeing operations and finances, leading committees and projects, and raising funds for the organization.

Board Members are elected at the Annual Meeting. The term of each board position is 2 years.

2016-2017 Board Roster

Scott A. Claffee
Representing Shaw Residents

Paul Hughes
Mayer Brown LLP
Representing Shaw Residents

Ali Kianersi
Colombo Bank
Representing Shaw Businesses

Lionel L. Lynch
Mortgage Bankers Association
Representing Shaw Residents

Christine Lopez, Board Treasurer
Roadside Development
Representing Commercial Develoipers and Shaw Residents

Daniel Nadeau, Board Vice Chair
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Representing Shaw Businesses

Maggie ONeill
Swatch Room
Representing Shaw Businesses and Residents

Nooni Reatig
Reatig Architecture
Representing Shaw Businesses and Residents

Ben Tesfaye
Etete Ehtiopian Cuisine/U Street Parking/DC Genreal Construction
Representing Shaw Businesses

Angie Salame
Columbia Room/Eat the Rich/Mockingbird Hill/Southern Efficiency
Representing Shaw Businesses

Gretchen Wharton, Board Chair
Representing Shaw Residents