Health, Environment & Social Services

The Health, Environment & Social Services (HESS) Committee advocates for the physical, mental, and environmental health of District residents, including social services for persons with disabilities, unhoused persons, and senior citizens; sanitation and refuse collection; sewer maintenance and repair; pollution and toxic waste; and serves as first review for all State Liquor Authority (SLA) and State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) applications in the District.

This Committee typically meets at 6pm on the first Wednesday of every month, except during the Citywide summer recess months of July and August. All interested neighbors are encouraged to attend and participate.

Subscribe to the District newsletter for first notice of meetings, and confirm all dates, times, locations, and agendas on the District’s live calendar. Visit the BKCD2 Public Drive and the BKCB2 YouTube channel to review the archive of previous meeting proceedings.

Committee Members

Chairperson: Brandon Smith
Vice-Chair: Nicole McKnight
Secretary: Jessica Thurston
Jannett Akent
Emily Anadu
Alvin Browne
Akosua Cobb
Monique Cumberbatch
Kyiesha Kelly
Jeffrey Ryan
Alejandro Varela