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NoMa Business Improvement District Names Merrit Drucker Director of Operations

Washington, D.C., September 12, 2007Merrit Drucker has joined the NoMa(North of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District in Washington, D.C. as Director of Operations. He will be responsible for maintenance, cleaning, and safety in the rapidly developing 35-block area just north of the U.S. Capitol, including overseeing the BID’s sidewalk cleaning services that will begin in October.Mr. Drucker most recently served as a Cabinet-level official under Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, directing the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services. In that position, he was responsible for constituent services, community outreach and elimination of blighted areas in all eight Wards of the District of Columbia. He also has served as the District’s Clean City Coordinator and Neighborhood Services Coordinator for Ward 4 where he made dramatic improvements in the cleanliness and safety of Ward 4 neighborhoods.

In the 1990’s, Mr. Drucker worked for Science Applications International Corporation in Reston, VA as a senior environmental policy analyst, and served as a Senior Vice President for a Washington, D.C. consulting firm specializing in historic preservation. From 1973 through 1993, Mr. Drucker served in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Major.

Mr. Drucker earned a B.A. from St. John’s University, an M.A. in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and an M.A. in philosophy from UCLA, as well as numerous other educational and professional credentials. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his family.

“Merritt Drucker brings to NoMA extensive experience and a passion for improving the quality of life in Washington, D.C., ” said Elizabeth Price, President of the NoMA BID. “We are thrilled to have him lead the Clean and Safe program that we will be launching this fall. His ability to work cooperatively with the District government at all levels and to solve complex problems will help us create a welcoming neighborhood for businesses, workers, and visitors.”

“My first priority will be to conduct a thorough clean-up of the area, make needed repairs, and coordinate with all the property owners to ensure ongoing maintenance,” said Mr. Drucker. “With numerous large construction projects going on simultaneously in NoMA, we will work diligently to maintain safety and sanitation throughout the transition period.”

NoMA is an exciting emerging mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station in the Nation’s capital. Private developers are investing more than $1 billion this year alone with plans to develop over 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space in the area covered by the NoMA BID over the next 20 years. For more information about the BID, including a development pipeline map, see the BID Website at

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