, District of Columbia , United States
|| December 06, 1970
Dec 30, 2016 03:03am
African - Black - Caucasian - Italian - Married - Straight -
|Info||Councilmember Adrian Fenty won his second Council term representing Ward 4 in 2004. He waged a vigorous campaign in which he emphasized that government must serve the priorities of its people. |
In his first term, won in a hard-fought battle against four-term incumbent Charlene Drew Jarvis, Adrian Fenty brought a new standard of constituent service to Ward 4, attracting new jobs and homes, fighting against nuisance properties that generated crime and decay, heightening police responsiveness and expanding community policing. Since he took office in 2001, the District has initiated the construction or modernization of more than a dozen schools and recreation centers in Ward 4. In the same time, new sit-down restaurants and other local businesses have opened and new housing has been built.
Fenty serves as Chairperson of the Committee on Human Services, overseeing the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the Child and Family Services Agency, the Department of Human Services, and the Office on Aging. The committee is responsible for overseeing a budget of $750 Million.
Most recently, Fenty led his colleagues in introducing and adopting the School Modernization Act, which passed March 7. The bill will dedicate stable, long-term funding to finance a comprehensive effort to rebuild and renovate school facilities citywide. Under the latest version of the bill, the Board of Education and Superintendent will develop a Facilities Master Plan to guide modernizations, and a 9-member Advisory Committee will provide advice and oversight to the construction effort.
In 2003, Fenty was one of two original introducers of legislation to ban smoking in nearly all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants. The legislation will protect workers and patrons from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, an environmental health hazard known to cause cancer. In January 2006, the Council adopted a similar bill that will take full effect at the start of next year.
Prior to assuming his Council seat, Fenty served as the lead attorney and Counsel for the Council’s Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation.
Fenty was born in the District and raised in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and holds a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.
Adrian lives with his wife Michelle and their twin sons, Matthew and Andrew, in the Crestwood neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C.