John George, President
Debbie Baker, At Large Member
Sadie Cornelius, Communications
Zach Cohen, Treasurer
Peter Maye, At Large Member
Fara Moskowitz, Secretary
Denise Vogt, At Large Member
The property and affairs of the Foggy Bottom Association (FBA) are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the members.
Terms of office are staggered. Terms of office are for three (3) years, with approximately one-third (⅓) of the directors elected annually. Terms will begin at the close of the annual election meeting. The FBA By Laws provide additional details on FBA Board of Director duties.
Current Board Members
President: John George
John has been a Foggy Bottom home-owner on 26th Street NW for nearly 25 years, along with his husband, Peter Maye. Together with their son, Isaac, and dog, Titan, the family enjoys proximity to restaurants, culture, the arts, and lots of green space. “By day”, John is a healthcare IT executive and “by night” leads the Foggy Bottom Association as President. Together with the entire FBA Board, John is working to improve the FBA infrastructure and tackle community priorities to make sure our part of DC remains a great place to live, work, and play.
At Large Member: Debbie Baker
Debbie Baker most recently moved to Foggy Bottom from her home in Brooklyn, New York. Having spent brief sojourns during her college and law school years south of Dupont Circle at the Cornell in Washington Residences and the Carriage House on New Hampshire Ave, respectively, she finally settled in at the Bader Condominium on K Street when she returned to DC. She first joined the George Washington University community as an undergraduate pre-law advisor, but now advises public interest law students at GW Law. Debbie is excited to join the Foggy Bottom Association Board to continue fostering positive relationships among the Foggy Bottom community, GW University, and the DC community at large.
Communications: Sadie Cornelius
Sadie has been a resident of DC since 2013. She has past-board experience, including serving on the board of The University of Texas at Austin alumni group in DC for 5 years (and past-president), a volunteer with the Junior League of Washington (2021-2022 Co-Chair of the Women's Leadership Breakfast), was past-president of her former Home Owner's Association and has a Non-Profit Board Certification from Boardsource. She and her husband purchased an 1880’s row home in Historic Foggy Bottom, and she is a small business owner helping clients with graphic and web design as well as other marketing needs since 2012. She loves everything about the Foggy Bottom community and is assisting with FBA's communications and preferred merchant program.
Treasurer: Zach Cohen
Zach Cohen is an attorney with the law firm Jenner & Block LLP who has lived in Foggy Bottom since 2017. He initially rented a home on Snows Court and now is a homeowner on 26th and I Streets NW. Zach is an active FBA Board contributing to the Association’s efforts to improve and beautify the neighborhood and to facilitate efforts to bring the community together. The neighborhood has a tremendous amount of opportunity right now and he is eager to be active member.
At Large Member: Will Crane
Will has shared that his home in Snows Court was also also his college rental, and through DC Tenant Rights programs, I purchased this home in February 2000 while completing his American Studies and Geography undergraduate degrees at GWU Columbian School. Will wrote numerous papers and a thesis covering the historic alley dwelling communities of DC, focusing on urban planning, using Snows Court and Foggy Bottom as many case in points. Will is also a real estate agent. Will is easily recognized when he is with his faithful companion - Kai - a large, friendly German Sheppard.
At Large Member: Peter Maye
Peter Maye grew up in Washington DC. He has lived in the Foggy Bottom Historic District for over 25 years. As part of the FBA Board, he co-chairs the Foggy Bottom Garden Committee. Peter is also the co-chair of Arts in Foggy Bottom, a biennial outdoor sculpture exhibit showing curated works throughout Foggy Bottom. Peter spent more than 30 years in advertising production and operations. He worked at Discovery Communications where he supported the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC Networks. Prior to that, he worked at AOL in advertising production. Peter also worked in retail advertising for Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker's department stores and has many fond memories of these iconic department store brands.
Secretary: Fara Moskowitz
Fara Moskowitz, originally from Montgomery County, Maryland, has lived in West End/Foggy Bottom since July 2020. Fara received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Florida in May 2018 and her Masters in School Counseling from George Washington University in May 2020. Fara is currently one of the 7th grade school counselors at Gaithersburg Middle School and a fitness coach at Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) West End/Foggy Bottom. She is passionate about working with students with specific emphasis on ensuring their success both academically and socially. Fara's ultimate goal is to help others live a happier, healthier and longer life. She is excited to join the Foggy Bottom Association as a board member and hopes to effect positive change within the community; specifically, setting local businesses and residents up for success!
Fara decided to join the FBA Board because she is passionate about connecting local businesses with neighborhood residents. True to her ethos of putting others ahead of herself, Fara cannot wait to join the team dedicated to improving life for everyone in Foggy Bottom/West End.
At Large Member: Denise Vogt
Denise Vogt is the Co-Chair the Association's History Project (including the area's historic preservation) which was established in January 2021. She is a member of the FBWE Village, Friends of the West End Library and one of two Foggy Bottom representatives (with Frank Leone) on DC History Center's DC Community Task Force. Denise has been deeply committed to the neighborhood over the years, including involvement in historic preservation issues, FBA Green Spaces and tree box landscaping, contributor to the D.C. Office of Planning, D.C. Department of Public Works initiatives and GWU student/faculty projects. Other Board activities include park clean-ups, GWU Hospital Helipad discussions, and FBA special events. She is a regular contributor to the FBNews and updates the association's website History Project section. Denise first lived on I Street NW over 35 years ago, renting the rowhouse from her parents, FB community activists Bob and Norrene Vogt. In September 2020, Denise moved into the family rowhouse to join the FB Historic District community once again.