The Board of Directors for the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) passed a resolution Friday, March 23 honoring community leader and attorney Paul L. Pascal. Pascal, a fifty-year member of the bar, is a Senior Partner with Pascal and Weiss, and is the go‐to legal expert in Alcoholic Beverage Control issues in the District of Columbia as well as contributing many hours for community purposes on a pro-bono basis.
The resolution recognizes his service to the Board, for seven years as Chairman but also his service in various leadership capacities, including as Vice President of Ready, Willing & Working; as President of National Capital Area Food Bank; and as President and Counsel to The Abraham Lincoln Group of DC.
Pascal himself is a man of diverse interest and expression, who has worn seersucker suits and ties to BID meetings, notes the Resolution. He was once surprised by a real-life Abraham Lincoln impersonator for his birthday at one of the Capitol Hill BID board meetings, evidence of his eclectic interests.
He was honored in 2014 for his seven-year service as Chairman of the BID Board of Directors with the dedication of the Capitol Hill Community Menorah in his name, a tradition that will be enjoyed by the community for generations to come.
Mr. Pascal was also instrumental in launching Ready, Willing & Working, the not-for-profit organization that provides work opportunities to the homeless and formerly incarcerated. He served for 10 years as Vice President of the organization, endearing himself to the many participants whose lives were forever changed.
The text honoring the former BID Chairman concludes by resolving that Pascal ”is recognized as a true treasure to the Business Improvement District and to the Capitol Hill community,” a resolution reflected in the beauty and safety of the community to which he has contributed so much.