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Community Participation Overview

Community participation is vital to the success of the Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site. A critical component of the project includes the array of tools and methods that the partnership uses to effectively communicate with the public, including establishing a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), tours, and regular face-to-face meetings with individual community members, mailings and an active Web site.

Restoration Advisory Board

The RAB is comprised of 13 Spring Valley community stakeholders as well as representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, the District Department of the Environment, as well as the nearby public school and American University. The RAB acts in an advisory capacity to assist the government agencies engaged in the investigation and cleanup of the Spring Valley FUDS. The primary purpose of the RAB is to involve the local community in the decision making process. The RAB meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every odd month at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Meetings are open to the public.

January 14

March 10

May 12

July 14

September 8

November 10

Below is a list of current RAB members.  If you have questions about the RAB, please contact the Community Outreach Team at 410-962-0157 or, or RAB membership chair, Malcolm Pritzker, at 202-537-9595 or

Greg Beumel, Community RAB Co-Chair,

Jennifer Baine, Community Member,

Paul Bermingham, Community Member,

Mary Bresnahan, Community Member,   

Mary Kathryn Covert Steel, Community Member,

Mary Douglas, Community Member,  

Paul Dueffert, Community Member,

William Krebs, Community Member,  

Lawrence Miller, Community Member,  

Lee H. Monsein, MD, MPH, Community Member,  

Malcolm L. Pritzker, Community Member,  

Tom Smith, Community Member,  

George Vassiliou, Community Member,  

John Wheeler, Community Member,  

Marguerite Clarkson, At Large - Horace Mann Elementary School,​

Dan Nichols, At Large - American University, 

Steve Hirsh, Agency - EPA,   

Dan Noble, Agency - Corps of Engineers/Military Co-Chair,

Dave Tomlinson, Agency - District Department of Energy and Environment,


(Please note - The St. David’s Episcopal Church staff have asked that we refrain from using the outside stairwells as a  safety precaution due to water issues, poor lighting, and lack of stairs with grips; and use the bell tower entrance (which has internal stairs and an elevator). There will be signs clearly posted to direct RAB meeting attendees to the new entrance. We thank you in advance for following the request of our hosts, the St. David’s Episcopal Church.)