About NoMa BID

The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) was created by the Council of the District of Columbia and Mayor in March 2007. The BID is funded through a special assessment collected from property owners within a 35-block area.

Vision 2021

A five-pronged strategy to achieve the objective of a dazzling, connected NoMa by 2021.

1. Enliven vacant spaces
2. Improve connections
3. Support great parks
4. Broadcast NoMa’s benefits
5. Elevate BID core services

Strategic Plan


Cleaning, safety, economic development, beautification, marketing, events, and more!

The NoMa BID provides a variety of services to enhance the neighborhood and support its emergence as a prime business location within the District and a desirable residential neighborhood.

NoMa Bid Services

Public Space Maintenance

Keeping NoMa City. Cleaner.

The NoMa BID supplements D.C. agencies and complements the efforts of private-property owners to maintain the public spaces between building façades and street curbs.

Explore Ambassador Services


NoMa BID Ambassador

We’re expanding our team of NoMa BID Ambassadors. Please see the below job description, or click here to fill out an online application. No phone calls please.

Job description


Maura Brophy

President & CEO

Maura oversees all activities of the NoMa BID and is responsible for executing the organization’s strategic mission. Maura has spent her entire career in DC, working on issues related to housing, transportation, and the economy, and has a unique appreciation for the value of coalition-building, having worked in both community-focused and business-driven organizations. Maura is excited about all of the opportunities on the horizon for NoMa, and is mindful of the important role that the BID will play in shaping the future of the neighborhood.

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Daniel Hoagland

Chief of Staff

Daniel directs the overall administration, financial management, and day-to-day activities of the BID and the NoMa Parks Foundation. He brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit operations and governance, deep knowledge of transportation in the District and placemaking, and a keen editorial eye. Daniel spent a year living in Spain, has been published in both an academic journal and a fiction magazine, and holds a bartending certification from Harvard.

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J. Otavio Thompson

Director of Administration

Otavio oversees human resource initiatives and all technology efforts at the BID, including the ongoing free outdoor WiFi project. He is a D.C. native with a lifelong interest in economic development, urban planning, architecture, and being a part of D.C.’s economic revival. Otavio formerly served in the U.S. Army for eight years and is currently pursuing an M.S. in aeronautics.

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Gregory Haygood

Chief Financial Officer

Greg supervises the accounting and FP&A of the NoMa BID and the NoMa Parks Foundation. Previously, he served as finance director for Motley Fool Investment Management; a mutual fund administrator for SRI pioneer Calvert Asset Management Company; and a fund accountant for Small Enterprise Assistance Funds. Greg holds a B.S. in finance from American University and an M.S. in accounting and finance from the University of Maryland.

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Sherri Cunningham

Director of Marketing & Communications

Sherri leads marketing and communications for the BID. In addition to a love of design, placemaking and urban spaces, she brings deep experience in developing integrated marketing communications campaigns for non-profit organizations, government agencies, trade associations and businesses. Sherri has run her own communications consulting firm for the past decade, and lives in Northwest DC.

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Dave Webb

Director of Public Space Operations

Dave leads a team of hospitality and cleaning ambassadors to ensure that NoMa is enjoyable for everyone. His diverse management background includes a stint with a historic D.C. cemetery. Dave first arrived in the District in 2001, when he attended Howard University. He now makes his home in Bethesda, Md., where he lives with his fiancée and Otis, his beloved pug.

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(202) 810-0083

Jesse London

Senior Manager, Planning & Economic Development

Jesse’s work has been at the nexus of urban planning and economics. He has experience working on both private and public sector projects, focusing on topics such as parking policy, brownfield revitalization, long-range planning, and economic development strategies. Jesse now lives in D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood and is always looking forward to the next soccer or baseball game.

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Terri Brooks

Director of Ambassador Operations

Terri joined the BID after several years as manager of the contractor providing cleaning services for the BID. She now manages the NoMa Ambassadors in-house team of cleaning, events, and hospitality staff, providing service operations seven days a week. Terri’s diverse experience in operations, logistics, and management fits well with Ambassador team’s varied responsibilities. She enjoys traveling, property remodeling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Michelle Orellana

Office Manager

Michelle joins the BID with 10+ years of experience working for private and public sector organizations across the Washington, D.C. area. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the NoMa BID office by providing key administrative support to staff including assistance with projects and events as needed. As a native Washingtonian, she looks forward to advancing the vision and mission of the NoMa BID with her creativity and many talents.

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Leah Ben

Senior Associate, Marketing

Leah supports the BID’s marketing and communication efforts. She is an experienced digital marketing professional with a passion for social media marketing and content creation. Leah enjoys traveling and exploring new cities, and she is eager to contribute to the BID’s efforts in marketing NoMa as a clean, safe and attractive neighborhood to work, live, and visit.

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Delonte Kitt

Ambassador Team Lead

Andre Smith

Ambassador & Driver

Mark Holbrook


Romario Bramwell


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Brigg Bunker


Matthew Robinson

MRP Realty

Thomas Archer


Deborah A. Cowan


David Tuchmann


Board Members

Caiti Anderson


Thomas Archer


Brigg Bunker


Deborah A. Cowan


Josh Dix

Trammell Crow Company

Tony Greenberg

JBG Smith

Matthew August

General Services Administration

Christopher Lynch

Wunder Garten

Christopher Norton

The Washington Center

Mike Ponticelli


Matthew Robinson

MRP Realty

Berkeley Shervin

The Wilkes Company

Michael Skena

Toll Brothers

Pamela Tapscott


David Tuchmann



The NoMa BID held its 13th Annual Meeting on May 13, 2021. The Annual Meeting included a keynote address from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, special remarks from DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and an expert panel on how NoMa is poised to Recover, Reconnect & Reinvigorate. The panel was moderated by Mike Ponticelli of BISNOW and featured:

  • Eliott Ferguson, Destination DC
  • Tracey Hadden Loh, Brookings Institution
  • Yesim Taylor, DC Policy Center
  • Mike Hickok and Yolanda Cole, Hickok Cole

At the meeting, the BID announced its Partner of the Year award winners:

  • DC Department of Public Works (DPW) NoMa BID Team
  • Eric Shin, Founder of SEOULSPICE
  • Dr. Ami Angell, Founder of the h3 Project

The BID created a new award, the Pandemic Hero award, presented to:

  • Red Bear Brewing Co.
  • King Street Oyster Bar
  • Wunder Garten
  • Laos in Town
  • Sweet Science Coffee
  • Yoga Noma/Upward District
  • Holy Bones
  • Wear a Mask artists
  • Foulger-Pratt

To view the Annual Meeting, click here.

Administrative Documents

The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) was created by the Council of the District of Columbia and approved by the Mayor in March 2007. The BID is funded by an assessment that applies to commercial property (including land and parking lots), residences of 10 or more units, and hotels.