NoMa BID Expands Safety Ambassador Program
“The Ambassador team is a key facet of the BID’s comprehensive program designed to make NoMa clean, safe, and friendly for employees and visitors alike,” said Elizabeth Price, President of the NoMa BID. “Together with NoMa’s Clean Team that provides daily street and sidewalk cleaning services, the Ambassadors help ensure that everyone in NoMa feels welcome and safe.” The NoMa BID’s other Ambassadors are Supervisor Aaron McKeiver and Ibrahim Turayson.
The Ambassadors have received training from the Metropolitan Police Department’s 1st District, the D.C. Department of Mental Health’s Homeless Outreach Program, and the D.C. Department of Transportation in infrastructure inspection and maintenance. The team also is trained to provide first aid and CPR. The Ambassador Team has been briefed on NoMa development project and plans, and works in close coordination with the BID’s Clean Team.
NoMa is an emerging mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station in Washington, D.C. Private developers have invested over $1 billion in 2007-2008 alone, with plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID over the next 10 years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, see the BID Web site at http://nomabid.wpengine.com.