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|Tradition of Civic & Church Roles - see chronology
After returning from UAE, in 2014 Bob was elected President of his local HOA in Ashford Park, and in 2016 became the webmaster of Super Neighborhood 17.
He was active 2005-2006 on Planning & Development
and Public Works in Whatcom County, WA. He worked with
Birch Bay Steering Committee
Design Guidelines and Standards, with
Sudden Valley Community Association, and Western
Washington U. in Communications and University Relations, plus
GIS / Planning / Emergency Mgmt.
After relocating to Mobil's HQ in Washington DC metro area, he served four years as President and seven years as the webmaster of the Foxhall Community Citizens Association, with personal board portfolios of traffic issues, universities and schools. For three years he wrote a weekly column in the "Georgetown Current" on civic issues: e.g. education, recreation, traffic, crime, campus plans, zoning. In summer 2002 he was Logistics manager for Casey Treesinventory of 100,000+ street trees in 10 weeks resulting in an interactive map.
As a Board member of Federation of Citizens Ass'ns and Transportation committee rep. on the Committee of 100, Bob provided detailed peer review of the DC Atlas. He facilitated meetings with senior DC land use attorneys to get their firms' records - better than DC's at that time - into updating records needed to create DC's first electronic zoning map. Pro-bono, as a senior private industry member of DC's GIS community, he advised DCRA on business processes to get all DC's historic land parcel info in electronic form, with one qualified firm doing digitizing, and a separate equally-qualified firm for QA/QC.
Bob used his master-planning, transportation and land use knowledge as an oil industry facilities engineer to submit detailed
EIS testimony and
commenton a major Canal Rd
traffic entrance into Georgetown University; also
on a land transfer with National Park Service for a mayoral residence.
He represented FCCA
on 10-year Campus
Plan negotiations with three universities, and with
Board of Zoning
Adjustment processes to allow/expand private schools in that
Rock Creek International School and
plus expanded Georgetown Day,
Lab School and
St. Patrick's school.