Sophomore officially joins neighborhood governing group

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James Harnett, a sophomore and the SA's director of digital policy and innovation, officially joined the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission Wednesday.

A sophomore and Student Association director has officially joined a Foggy Bottom neighborhood commission.

The D.C. Board of Elections certified James Harnett as a member of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission Wednesday, according to a post on the commission’s website.

He will be officially sworn-in by Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans next Wednesday, according to post.

“We have a lot of work to do to improve life on campus, and I’m ready to get started,” Harnett said in an email.

Harnett, who also serves as the SA’s director of digital policy and innovation, ran on a platform focusing on publicizing the ANC among students and adding a crosswalk on H Street between District House and Kogan Plaza.

“I want my job to characterize everything that I am — that means working together with student leaders, activists and policy experts to solve problems,” he said.

Harnett ran uncontested for the position after another student commissioner, Eve Zhurbinskiy, resigned from the ANC when she graduated.

Harnett officially submitted a petition to fill the seat March 5.

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