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.

Making NoMa Magnetic

2022–2026 Strategic Plan

We’ve developed an interconnected system of strategic initiatives that are aimed at achieving one over-arching goal: Making NoMa Magnetic. To us, a magnetic NoMa is uplifting, dynamic, and vibrant. Key initiatives are supported by six strategic pillars that embody the foundational aspects of our work:

  1. Connectivity
  2. Economic Development
  3. Inclusivity
  4. Brand & Reputation
  5. Play
  6. Safety
View the Strategic Plan

NoMa: At the Center of It All

We released our five-year plan for “Making NoMa Magnetic” which included a map created by a local artist showing how NoMa is at the center of It all! We loved the map so much that we’ve turned it into a postcard for you to pick up for free at participating NoMa restaurants, hotels, and retailers. 

Download the NoMa Connectivity Map

Services

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.

Public Space Maintenance

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.

Employment

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

Staff

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.

  1. LinkedIn
  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

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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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

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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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

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.

  1. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

Sherri Cunningham

Senior 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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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

Jenée Padmore

Director of Public Realm and Community

Jenée manages the programs, projects, and stakeholders that impact the public realm in the NoMa neighborhood. In her previous roles in nonprofit, local government, and federal government, Jenée ran community and business engagement programs. She holds a MURP from Virginia Tech and is currently an EMBA Candidate with the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

Brian Smith

Director of Planning and Economic Development

Brian focuses on attracting and retaining businesses and residents to the neighborhood, and future plans to make NoMa even better. In his previous role as Senior Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Durham, North Carolina’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Brian led the city’s small business development program, working to strengthen Durham’s entrepreneurial eco-system to ensure equitable access to business development opportunities.

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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

Mary Godier

Senior Manager, Events

As part of the Events and Marketing team, Mary manages the exciting line-up of events the BID puts on each year. With years of experience planning and executing a variety of events (from large scale festivals to intimate branded retreats, and nearly everything in between), Mary's passion lies with creating equitable and inclusive experiences that truly celebrate community. When not planning events, you can find Mary exploring the city with her husband and toddler, and drinking copious amounts of iced coffee.

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(202)-289-0111

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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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

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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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

Caleb Jones

Senior Associate, Planning & Economic Development

Caleb joins the BID after several years’ experience analyzing commercial real property valuation, assessments and market performance in the District. In his role, he focuses on data collection, data management, research, statistical analysis, mapping, and building neighborhood relationships as a part of the Planning and Economic Development team. He holds a MURP from Georgetown University, with a concentration in housing, Community, and Economic Development.

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  2. [email protected]
(202)-289-0111

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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202-289-0111

Ambassadors

Delonte' Kitt

Park Supervisor

Mark Holbrook

Ambassador Supervisor

Andre Smith

Ambassador & Driver

Romario Bramwell

Ambassador

Michael Hill

Ambassador

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair:
Brigg Bunker

Foulger-Pratt

Vice-Chair:
Matthew Robinson

MRP Realty

Secretary:
Thomas Archer

Skanska

Treasurer:
Deborah A. Cowan

NPR

David Tuchmann

Akridge

Board Members

Caiti Anderson

REI

Thomas Archer

Skanska

Matthew August

General Services Administration

Brigg Bunker

Foulger-Pratt

Uwe Brandes

Georgetown University

Tom Cicotello

Boyd Watterson

Deborah A. Cowan

NPR

Christopher Lynch

Wunder Garten

Matthew Robinson

MRP Realty

Robbie Saclarides

JBG Smith

Eric Shin

SEOULSPICE

Michael Skena

Toll Brothers

Sam Swiller

Gallaudet University

Toyin Tomori

Mathematica

David Tuchmann

Akridge

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.