Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Act of 1975 created ANCs to represent residents within Commission areas in each of the 8 Wards of the District. There are currently 40 ANCs comprised of 296 Single Member Districts (SMD). Each SMD has a population of approximately 2,000 residents and is represented by an elected ANC Commissioner. ANCs range in size from 2 to 12 SMDs depending on the size of the Commission area. ANCs are funded by District revenues through the annual appropriations process. ANCs are funded by District revenues through annual allocations.

The ANCs are empowered to advise the District government on matters of public policy, including decisions regarding planning, streets, recreation, social services, programs, health, safety, and sanitation in the Commission area. ANCs are funded by District revenues through annual appropriations.

Pursuant to D.C. Code, ODCA is responsible for providing financial oversight of ANCs, auditing their financial accounts, and maintaining a database of financial information on each ANC for historical and expenditure trend analysis. ODCA also provides guidance to the ANCs to ensure that internal controls are adequate to produce reliable financial information and to help safeguard the ANC’s assets.

View written opinions issued by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) which address common ANC concerns, frequently asked questions and issues requiring legal review or clarification of the applicability of the ANC Act of 1975 click here.  To view a list of the current ANC Commissioners visit anc.dc.gov.  The full text of the ANC Act can be found here.

For inquiries regarding ANC issues or to submit Quarterly Financial Reports and documentation please contact ANCoperations@dc.gov.

Key Offices involved in ANC Financial Matters:

Office

Website

Email

Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

anc.dc.gov

oanc@dc.gov

Office of Finance and Resource Management

cfo.dc.gov

ocfo@dc.gov

Office of the Attorney General

oag.dc.gov

oag@dc.gov