According to the 2020 census, Ward 5 saw a 20% (15,114) increase from 2010 and is now home to more than 89,000 residents. The Ward 5 redistricting task force will be responsible for examining the population growth of our Ward and submitting a report to the Council’s subcommittee on redistricting how the boundaries of our single member districts should be redrawn. The 2020 census reported that 25 of our 37 single member districts have increased in population beyond the permissible 2,000 residents plus or minus five percent. Task force meetings will be recorded and streamed live for. Residents will have any opportunity to submit written and verbal testimony to the task force for consideration.
Redistricting Task Force
The Ward 5 redistricting task force has been formed with neighbors from various communities and backgrounds who will work together to make thoughtful and necessary changes for Ward 5. The Ward 5 redistricting task force members are listed below.
Dr. Brian Releford
Michael Clark Sr
Sara Gemeny Wilkinson
Shirley Rivins Smith
The Ward 5 ANC redistricting meetings will be streamed live and recorded. Changes to the current meeting schedule will be announced 48 hours in advance of the meeting start time.
January 11th, 2022 – Recording
January 25, 2022 – Recording
February 8, 2022 – Recording
February 22, 2022 – Recording
March 8, 2022 – Recording
March 22, 2022 – Recording
March 26, 2022 Map-Drawing Session – Recording
DC Council Subcommittee on Redistricting Information
March 15, 2022: Ward 5 ANC Redistricting Discussion Maps via Google Slides (Scroll down to view on this page)