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 Foggy Bottom West End Village

25 new members! Hooray! 

By Beverly Gyllenhaal
Membership Chair

The Village added 25 new members in 2017. We’re off to a good start this year with two new members in January, bringing our total to 147 members.

I expect the Village can add another 25 members in 2018. It’s a big job, and we have a terrific Membership Committee made up of Anna Chisman, Christina Farnsworth, Sasha Mabry, Linda Mazzochi and Leah Schroeder. Villager Laurie Landy assists with referrals from Watergate West, where she is on their new resident committee. Trevor Neve continues to reach out to our male prospects, inviting them to attend a men’s GOAL lunch.

The Membership Committee, along with Leigh, will be hosting several Village Information Sessions around the neighborhood in the coming weeks. These will be good opportunities for people who live in Foggy Bottom and the West End to learn more about us.  Read more.

Meet some new members


Marcy Heidish
Marcy Heidish Dolan  
Marcy lives with her husband, Peter, in the West End. She joined the Village in September.

Marcy has taught at Fordham, George Washington and Georgetown Universities. She is the author of novels, non-fiction and poetry. Marcy is looking forward to making new friends in the Village. 

She enjoys music, theater, reading and teaching classes based on her books. Marcy will be giving a Village lecture on Harriet Tubman on Feb. 12.
(Click here for information and to register.)  Meet more new members.

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Take our Village survey today! 

Please click on the link below to participate in our 2018 market research study that will provide useful data for our long-term strategic planning. The questions in the survey are tailored to solicit feedback on our potential target audience and ways in which to grow membership with valued services and programs. Once complete, our Village strategic plan will be the road map for success in 2018, 2019, and 2020.    

Now, we want to hear from you. Click here and follow the steps to complete the survey. Please note that our Village members will not be receiving a hard copy of the survey via US mail. 

Have fun with the Village

Villagers having fun at our annual holiday potluck dinner ringing in the new year.

We have more than 230 events a year, from exercise classes and educational programs to happy hours.  

Click here to see your friends enjoying Village events.  

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Meet our Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Leigh Sempeles joined the Village as our Executive Director in April of 2017. Leigh has more than 20 years of corporate experience in the legal online information industry and previously served as Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton, Ohio.

...and our Sr. Program Specialist

Welcome Peter Sacco, our senior program specialist, who is a 2015 graduate of George Washington University.  He served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Foggy Bottom before becoming the executive director of ANCs 2A, 2B, and 2E.  He previously served on our Village board.


Village office hours

The Village has open office hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The office is located at:

2430 K Street NW

(202) 333-1327.

We're here to help. Drop by or make an appointment.

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:: Foggy Bottom West End Village: 
2430 K Street, NW : Washington, DC 20037 : 202-333-1327 ::