Fiona, ANC Commissioner 1C08

My name is Fiona Clem and I am running to be your next ANC 1C08 Commissioner. I look forward to continuing my work in the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood and larger Adams Morgan community, listening to and collaborating with neighbors to improve every residents’ quality of life. My #FionaFor1C08 plan is focused on:

  • Working collaboratively to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Improving mobility and accessibility options for neighbors and visitors
  • Supporting small-business sustainability, survival, and revitalization
  • Community engagement, and
  • Enhancing neighborhood beautification

About Fiona

A committed public service leader, problem-solver, neighborhood-advocate, non-profit and technology-professional, DC based historian Fiona Clem grew up in the Maryland suburbs, but has called Adams Morgan home for the past 20 years. As a devoted resident of the Reed-Cooke neighborhood, Fiona has been active and invested in helping the community become a vibrant, dynamic, cozy, comfortable place to live, work and raise a family. Fiona is running for ANC1C08 to continue this work and her dedication to making the Reed-Cooke neighborhood a great place for all residents to enjoy access to diverse urban amenities, safe transportation corridors and inviting public-spaces.

Defined by strong listening and collaboration skills; a thoughtful, balanced approach to public policy and engaged interactions with community members, Fiona currently serves as the Vice President & Webmaster of the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association (RCNA). Through collaboration and teamwork with community members and stakeholders, over the past two-years, RCNA has successfully:

  • Organized quarterly neighborhood beautification cleanups clearing trash and planting flowers throughout the neighborhood
  • Implemented a Neighborhood Relief Fund that provides $300 financial assistance to neighbors affected by Covid-19 shut-downs
  • Supported and signed onto a letter to open 18th Street to enhanced public and pedestrian access and increased public dining space by closing to car traffic for a weekend
  • Planned popularly attended neighborhood block parties
  • Conducted listening tours engaging residents on community issues and ways to improve everyday neighborhood experiences

In addition to her work in the Adams-Morgan community, Fiona is a DC based tour-guide and author of Meridian Hill Park: Images of America (the only book written on Meridian Hill Park). She is a avid cyclist and can often be found on the bike paths throughout D.C. She’s a recovering Washington Football Team fanatic and maintains an active Instagram account documenting memorials around DC.

What’s an ANC?

An ANC is a non-partisan, neighborhood body made up of locally elected representatives called Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners. The elected Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay.

There are 40 ANCs in the District, and these are further divided into Single-Member Districts (SMDs). Each single-member district elects a Commissioner to serve for two years. The Commissioners in each ANC meet monthly to discuss and vote on neighborhood and constituent matters. The ANCs may initiate recommendations for improving city services, conduct neighborhood improvement programs, and monitor resident complaints.

ANC 1C is the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Adams Morgan, and consists of eight Commissioners who live in the community.

The ANC system was created in 1974 through a District referendum in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act.


Fiona Clem
ANC Commissioner 1C08
Washington, DC 20009

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