The Marketing Committee convened at 6:00PM. Mr. McLeod welcomed everyone and the members introduced themselves.
MVTCID was awarded a grant from Casey Trees to plant 34 trees at the park at 2nd and Mass. The tree-planting event (register) will be Friday, March 27 from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Residents are invited to dig a hole and grab coffee.
The Metropolis Club – the local AA chapter – would like to host an open house for new residents. April 29 was considered a good date.
The Mount Vernon Triangle House Tour was discussed as a viable event on May 17. Each property was reviewed for a contact to identify an owner of a larger unit. Mr. McLeod will follow up with each contact. Quadrangle Development (Madrigal Lofts) will be our first sponsor at the Platinum level. Dumont probably won’t be open in time for the tour. Because of budget constraints, the tour guide will be designed and printed in-house. Board members recommended Strive DC as the beneficiary of any net proceeds. NPR will be approached to provide radio ads. Print ads will run in the City Paper, DC North, Blade, and MW. About 60 volunteers will be needed: one at the main door, one to get people up to the units and one in each open room.
Walking Town DC is a free walking tour given throughout the city on May 30-31. Members suggested doing afternoon tours – 1:00PM. Another Walking Town DC is set for September 19-20.
A Mount Vernon Triangle happy hour was suggested for June 17 and August 12 to building community spirit. The event could run on a Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM on a roof deck of a large building.
Bike Ride with Police was very well received by MPD, so this event will be duplicated July 9.
Another Park Clean Up will be set October 17 from 9:00-11:00AM to prepare the Triangle Park for winter.
With no further discussion, the meeting ended at 7:00PM. The next meeting will be held on April 8 – location to be determined.