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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.

2015-2016 Board Roster

Scott Claffee
Representing Shaw Residents

Andrea C. Gourdine
Douglas Development
Representing the Commerccial Developers

Paul Hughes
Mayer Brown LLP
Representing Shaw Residents

Ali Kianersi

Colombo Bank
Representing Shaw Businesses

Lionel Lynch
Roadside Development
Representing Commercial Developers

Mary Margaret Porterfield, Board Treasurer

comScore, Inc.

Representing Shaw Residents

Daniel Nadeau
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Representing Shaw Businesses

Nooni Reatig
Reatig Architecture
Representing Shaw Businesses and Residents

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

Henok Tesfaye

Etete Ehtiopian Cuisine/U Street Parking

Representing Shaw Businesses

Gretchen Wharton, Board Chair
Representing Shaw Residents