On Sunday afternoon Miles Groves passed away. Miles has lived in the downtown area since the mid 1990′s and was president and a founder of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (Follow the DNA Link for a memo from their BoD).
Miles was a tireless and devoted leader that was highly respected neighbors, business owners, residents and local government officials throughout the district.
I worked with Miles on several issues in the last year. I was impressed with his passion, inclusiveness and skill in advocating for improvements downtown. His involvement in an issue was always productive, practical and well intentioned. Generally my observation is that any issue where local government leverage Miles as a resource, such as the ANC 6C, resolutions to issues happened more efficiently than they otherwise would have.
What is the best way to honor Miles contributions to Downtown DC? Please consider this an open thread to share thoughts and remembrances of Miles.
UPDATE (March 25th): Editor and Publisher journal writes: Miles Groves, Noted Newspaper Economist, Remembered Fondly by Colleagues