DC Council, Ward 1
Brianne Nadeau is the incumbent councilwoman from Ward 1, the most diverse ward in the district - from her time as a community organizer, to the neighborhood watch and neighborhood association, to her two terms on the ANC and now on the DC Council - she’s brought core values of equity and equality, transparency and accountability to her work.
As the first woman (and mom) to represent the ward, she’s had a laser focus on issues that impact the people of Ward 1. Whether it’s her work on the Housing committee to ensure government resources are dedicated to truly affordable housing, her work to ensure each of our schools has the resources to allow DC’s children to thrive, or her efforts to support our immigrant and LGBT communities she has been out front and center working for Ward 1. As chair of the Human Services committee, Brianne has also committed millions of dollars toward ending homelessness for youth, single adults and families, and made landmark reforms in DC’s public assistance program, Temporary Aid to Needy Families.
In her time on the council she’s fought for these promises to the people of Ward 1:
- Increasing the minimum wage and passing and funding Paid Family Leave
- Putting more than 500 units of truly affordable housing in the pipeline in Ward 1, either by preserving existing units or producing new ones.
- Modernizing four schools serving the Ward with two more on the way.
- Establishing a new program office within the District government to provide wrap-around services to DC’s children, including tutoring, mentoring, after school activities and other programs that improve achievement.
- Supporting commercial corridors with new Main Street programs and Clean Teams
- Passing comprehensive criminal justice reform (NEAR Act)
- Providing additional funding for recreation facilities