Posts tagged mary cheh
Posts tagged mary cheh
Councilmember Cheh joins D.C. Water team to unveil the new 400-foot-long, 1,300 ton tunnel boring machine named ‘Lady Bird.’ The machine will dig four miles worth of tunnel some 100 feet below the bottom of the Potomac River that will allow for the storage of runoff from the city’s aging combined sewers during heavy storms
Councilmember Cheh questions a witness during a Department of Motor Vehicles oversight hearing at city hall.
Councilmember Cheh presents the “SisterMentors Recognition Resolution of 2013” to Dr. Shireen Lewis, the executive director of EduSeed, which administers the SisterMentors program. Founded in 1997, SisterMentors’ mission is to promote education among traditionally disadvantaged and underserved communities such as women and people of color. SisterMentors mentors young women of color as they matriculate through college and graduate school. SisterMentors has helped 19 women through college and 42 women of color to earn doctorates.
Councilmember Cheh issues the oath of office to Karen Perry, the recently reelected ANC Commissioner for 3F02.
Councilmember Cheh shops at Giant on Connecticut Avenue in Ward 3 as she attempts the 2012 SNAP Challenge, organized by D.C. Hunger Solutions. The challenge is to live on $30 for a week’s worth of groceries - about the average supplement an individual SNAP recipient in the District gets. This amount does not cover basic personal needs, like soap, shampoo, washing detergent, toothpaste, etc. The challenge lasts until Monday, October 15th at midnight.
Councilmember Cheh questions members of the Metropolitan Police Departmentabout automated camera ticket delivery delays during a meeting of the traffic enforcement task force on Tuesday. Ms. Cheh is co-chairperson of the panel. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)
Councilmember Cheh speaks with Councilmember Mendelson (L) and Mayor Vincent Gray (R) before a press conference on the U.S. Immigration Enforcement and Customs agency’s decision to implement the “secure” communities program, which would require local police departments to share arrest information, including fingerprint data, with federal immigration authorities. The federal government has been rolling out the program on a state-by-state basis and officials are expected to activate in for DC tomorrow. This past fall, Mayor Gray signed an executive order to stop the program.
Councilmember Cheh with students at Maury Elementary School in Ward 6 at DC Farm to School Network’s annual Strawberries and Salad Greens Day kick off event. The Councilmember wrote the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, a national model for, among other things, bringing more fresh produce into school meals.
Councilmember Cheh takes the stage on the National Mall to speak during Earth Day Network’s annual rally. The Councilmember is the Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation.