Public Safety

In addition to stationing Ambassadors throughout the neighborhood, the BID staff coordinates with the Metropolitan Police Department and other agencies and organization to improve neighborhood safety. Every month the BID office hosts a public safety meeting on the second Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please contact BID Director of Operations Jeff Brown.


The BID’s uniformed street cleaning team from Block by Block cleans the sidewalks of NoMa seven days a week.


The BID operates an extensive marketing program to create and sustain public interest in NoMa. The program currently includes an informative website, a twice-monthly e-newsletter, place branding, banners, social media initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, public relations, and more.


The NoMa BID organizes dozens of free events each year to activate the neighborhood and build community. NoMa Summer Screen — the BID’s award-winning outdoor film series, which will begin its 11th season in 2018 — attracts up to 600+ people weekly for free films under the stars. Other NoMa events include the international mural festival POW WOW!, an autumnal pumpkin carving, Bike to Work Day, a July 4 Neighborhood Party, and Nerds in NoMa, a winter/spring lecture series covering a wide variety of geeky topics.