(Washington, DC) Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Director Patrick Canavan, Psy. D., today announced the appointment of Eric Rogers as DCRA's Advisory Neighborhood Liaison.
As Advisory Neighborhood Liaison, Rogers is directly responsible for coordination of DCRA services to, and on behalf of, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs).
“Eric Rogers has a combination of legislative, outreach, and executive experience that makes him uniquely qualified for this position,” said Canavan. “He has a broad and comprehensive understanding of DCRA and the communities we serve.”
Rogers brings more than seven years of experience in community relations, program administration and municipal legislation to the position. From 2003 to 2004, he served as chief of staff for Councilmember Kevin Chavous, where he ran outreach and public communication programs, managed a committee staff, and drafted legislative initiatives covering economic development, taxes, public safety, and health.
From 1998 to 2003, Rogers served as legislative assistant in the Office of Councilmember Sharon Ambrose, whose committee had oversight over DCRA. During that time, he participated in DCRA’s interagency meetings, prepared legislation, and served as a liaison between the community and DCRA. Rogers frequently requested services from DCRA on behalf of DC residents, ANCs, businesses, and neighborhood groups. He had contact with the majority of civic, tenant, and neighborhood associations in the District.
A former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for District 6C03, Rogers is familiar with the laws, regulations and processes that govern ANCs. His unique knowledge of DCRA coupled with his contacts throughout the DC community will serve DCRA well in improving service delivery to ANCs.
“Because Mr. Rogers speaks Spanish, he will also help us deliver better service to residents and business owners who have often been underserved,” said Canavan, noting that DCRA is giving preference to bilingual candidates for all its vacant positions.
Rogers is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science.