Community Safety & Support Committee

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B approved Resolution 4B-21-0304, Establishing Community Safety and Support Committee at the Commission’s February 24, 2020, meeting and reauthorized the Committee via Resolution 4B-22-0106 at the Commission’s January 24, 2022, meeting. The Community Safety and Support Committee’s mandate includes (1) recommending proposed community safety measures within the Commission’s boundaries; (2) analyzing and providing feedback, including letters and testimony on proposed legislation and policy affecting community safety; (3) hosting and supporting educational events on topics related community safety.

You can view the Community Safety and Support Committee’s Agendas here.

The Committee Members include the following individuals:

  • William (Bill) Combes sits on the National Intelligence Council as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats. As an employee of the US Department of State for over 15 years, he often applies a diplomatic approach to community engagement, seeking consensus, advocating transparency, and respecting history. His interests in holistic approaches to public safety derives from
    his current work as a national security professional, training in history, and background in human services. He has lived in Washington, DC for over 17 year
  • Megan Fitzgerald as focused her field of research as an Assistant Professor of Human Development, Division of Social, and Behavioral Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia. She feels that community safety is an important neighborhood and citywide issue.
  • June Daughtry is a retired Department of Justice manager with experience in emergency management, security, and construction management. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the District of Columbia and has volunteered at the House of Ruth, Bread for the City, Roots Public Charter School, and the Department of Justice adopt a school program. She has resided in Manor Park for over 50 years and feels this Committee is an opportunity to be involved in keeping the community safe, clean, and progressive.
  • Akhi Johnson has dedicated his career to public safety, currently working at the Vera Institute for Justice since January 2019, where he helps elected prosecutors better pursue safety by decreasing their reliance on incarceration, reducing disparities, and increasing their accountability to communities. Prior to that, he served 5 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC handling local and federal crimes. He has tried more than 40 cases, focusing on sex and domestic violence involving children and adults. He also teaches a criminal law and mock trial class for individuals detained at DC Jail in partnership with the Georgetown University Law Center Street Law Clinic.
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