About Us

The Bates Area Civic Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization, services residents in the part of Washington DC officially called Old City II, also part of single member districts ANC 5E06 (Commissioner Teri Janine Quinn) and ANC 5E05 (Commissioner Bradley Thomas), and also known to some as East Shaw, Truxton Circle or Dunbar Shaw in the area between P St NW and Florida Avenue NW, and between New Jersey Avenue NW and North Capitol Street NW.

This website offers information relevant to our community, including useful links to officials in DC government and issues faced in the community.  In an attempt to connect with our neighbors and be as transparent and welcoming to all residents in this area, we have started this website and an accompanying blog. Please click on the BLOG link to hear our community news, opinions, meeting notices, minutes and general citywide news as it pertains to BACA area residents.  We are always looking for new contributors to the blog . You could be a regular contributor too.  Contact the BACA President if you’d like to post or become a regular contributor.  Any views stated here are not officially endorsed by the Bates Area Civic Association unless explicitly stated.  Readers may comment on the posts here, but administrators reserve the right to monitor and remove tasteless, rude, vulgar or offensive comments.

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