Commissioner Diane Hoskins (6B02) resigned her position with Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B on Sunday Feb 4, effective immediately, citing the demands of her position with Oceana, the international advocacy organization dedicated to ocean advocacy.
“In a time when so many people are considering running for public office, their leadership is needed. I am hopeful my resignation will allow someone new to step up in service of our great neighborhood,” she said.
Hoskins has served the Eastern Market neighborhood since 2014, through much of the construction on the Hine School Project. She also served as the ANC 6B representative to the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) as the question of whether to open Seventh Street SE to traffic and terms of the market leases with the District Department of General Services (DGS) were debated.
Hoskins also served as Co-Chair of the ANC 6B Outreach and Constituent Task Services Task Force together with Commissioner Jennifer Samolyk (6B01) focusing attention on issues related to rat and trash control on the Hill.
“It has truly been a privilege to serve the eastern market neighborhood on ANC 6B over the past three years,” said Hoskins. “I look forward to remaining active in our community.”
If more than one candidate is interested in assuming the office of Commissioner for single member district 6B02, the ANC can declare a special election. The District-wide elections for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners take place this fall, with nominations beginning in July. Each term lasts two years.
An earlier version of the story stated that Hoskins tendered her resignation on Saturday. The letter was dated Sunday, February 4. We apologize for the error