Jacquelyn Cannon

Updated PBCCA ByLaws – It’s Time to VOTE!


Thank you all for your active participation over the last several months as we worked to update our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. It’s Time to Vote!

We gained excellent input from you beginning with our March meeting, during the virtual question and answer sessions we held on August 29 and September 12, in our September General Body Meeting, and in the e-mail exchanges and telephone conversations we had throughout that time. We worked to incorporate as much of your ideas and feedback as possible, which is reflected in the attached updated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws (and at https://pennbranchdc.org/pbcca-bylaws/).

We also discussed and gathered your input on updating the association’s name. We conducted a Survey on the issue that showed a large majority (more than 3/4 of respondents) of you wished to update our name to the Penn Branch Community Association. As such, that is reflected in the updated documents.

After incorporating your final inputs, we submitted the updated drafts to our pro bono outside counsel at Latham & Watkins for a final legal review. They reviewed the documents, affirmed our changes, and certified that they are legally sound under all applicable Federal and city statutes. The Board has reviewed the final updated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and voted unanimously to bring them to the membership for approval.

The Board unanimously recommends that we vote to adopt the updated documents.

THREE OPTIONS TO VOTE (please choose one and complete by 11 pm EDT on Monday, October 12, 2020):
1) Electronically, using this link: https://forms.gle/fZjSiUirTk66hZRF6
2) Paper ballot in-person, Thursday October 9 (4-6pm) or Sunday October 11 (3-5pm) at the corner of Carpenter Street and Texas Ave

3) Paper ballot in-person, with home ballot delivery/pick-up by special request for seniors and others without computer access or who are physically unable to make it to the in-person voting sessions (request by calling 202-455-6035 or emailing [email protected]).

As a reminder, only current members will be able to vote. To make doubly sure everyone has the chance to participate, we are extending the deadline to renew your membership and be able to vote to this Sunday, October 11, 2020. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so at https://pennbranchdc.org/membership/ or in-person during the Thursday or Sunday voting sessions.

We will announce the results of the vote during our upcoming General Body Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7 pm.

Thank you!

ByLaws Subcommittee

PBCCA Bylaws Subcommittee 1st Q&A Session – video link

On August 24, the Bylaws Subcommittee disseminated by email the draft updated PBCCA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, and on August 29 we held a virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) session with the community.

For those who weren’t able to attend the Q&A Session, the video is available HERE. Thank you to all who participated and provided helpful suggestions to improve these drafts.

Stay tuned for more opportunities coming in September to get your comments and updates to the Bylaws Subcommittee for the final draft.

Thank you.


PBCCA Bylaws Subcommittee

PBCCA 2020 Officer Elections & Nomination Form

The Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association (PBCCA) is currently recruiting for a slate of candidates best qualified to serve as officers of PBCCA for the 2020 – 2022 Administration. The following positions are up for election:

  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Correspondence Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Parliamentarian

Please click HERE to view the position descriptions and to complete a Nomination Form. The deadline for submission of the Nomination Form is September 26, 2020.

For more information or to obtain a hardcopy of the Nomination Form, please contact Elson Nash, Chair of the Nominations Committee, at 240.350.5970 or [email protected].

Thank you,

PBCCA Nominating Committee


PBCCA Bylaws Update (as of 8/27/2020)


The PBCCA Bylaws Subcommittee has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic finalizing a draft copy of the PBCCA Bylaws to send out to the community.

As of August 24, 2020, DRAFT versions of the following documents are ready for the community to review and comment.

Copies of all documents were sent to members of the Penn-Branch-dc google groups listserv:

[email protected]

If you are a current member of the PBCCA and did not receive your copies, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to request copies be emailed to you.

We appreciate your patience while the Bylaws Sub-committee handled this very important matter for the membership body.


PBCCA Bylaws Subcommittee




Latest News on The Shops at Penn Branch


Neighbors & Friends,

Even though we are in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jair Lynch has been busy securing tenants and building out space at The Shops at Penn Branch.

On July 27, 2020, Anthony Startt, Director of Investments at Jair Lynch, met virtually with members of the PBCCA leadership team and delivered some exciting news! Here are a few highlights from the meeting:

  • The Highlands Cafe aims to open next to Planet Fitness in early 2021
  • CVS plans to build a freestanding store in place of the laundromat (at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Carpenter Streets, SE) and move over by December 2021
  • A nationally-renowned fast-casual restaurant will take-over part of the space CVS vacates

View the presentation and read the Notes from the meeting for more details.

View Jair Lynch’s website for more information on The Shops at Penn Branch Project.

Visit The Shops at Penn Branch website for more information.

Stay tuned for more information and updates in the coming weeks & months!


The PBCCA Board

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