How can we help?


Phil believes government should be an honest, efficient deliverer of services.  Please feel free to contact our office anytime to ask a question or request help in navigating the District government.  From a busted street light to a large error on your tax bill, no task is too big or too small for our office to handle.  Contact Phil’s constituent services team for help.

Meet the Constituent Services Team


brendaBrenda McDuffie, Director of Constituent Services
(202) 724-8027

Brenda is a third generation Washingtonian and proud resident of Ward 8’s Historic Anacostia Community. Before working at the Council, she was employed at the Georgetown Law Center for 25 years, serving as the Executive Assistant and as a Program Coordinator for the DC Street Law Project & Family Literacy Program. Her work there gave her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless and incarcerated families.  Brenda works with distressed families to find resources to improve their quality of life.  Email or Call Brenda for help with Utility Assistance, Holiday Donations, Aging issues, Homeless issues, Employment, CFSA, & IMA.


BrittanypicBrittany Hughes, Constituent Services Specialist
(202) 724-8158

Brittany is a native Washingtonian, living in the Fort DuPont neighborhood in Ward 7.  She attended DC Public Schools and graduated from Bowie State University with a degree in Communication in 2011.  She began working for the Chairman in 2012.  Here, she handles community outreach.   Email or call Brittany if you would like the Chairman to walk through your community or to schedule a ‘Meet Up with Mendo’ in your neighborhood.

Other Services

Donations Available: Chairman Mendelson knows that the needs of the community continue throughout the year, yet resources are oftentimes stretched to capacity.  Donations are relied upon to help meet those needs.  He often donates funds to community organizations and events–such as school auctions and scholarship programs–to help defray costs associated with programs that are designed to help our fellow neighbors.  Contact the Chairman’s main office for more information.

Other City Services: You can call the District’s City Service Center at 311 or make an online request for the following scheduled services:

– Abandoned Auto
– Alley Cleaning
– Alley Repair
– Autumn Leaf Collection
– Bulk Collection
– Dead Animal Pick–Up
– Grass & Weed Mowing
– Illegal Dumping
– Litter Cans (Repair)
– Litter Cans (Installation)
– Litter Cans (Installation)
– Litter Cans (Service)
– Parking Enforcement
– Pothole
– Rat Abatement
– Recycling Bins
– Recycling Collection
– Sanitation Enforcement
– Sidewalk Repair
– Street Cleaning (Sweeper)
– Streetlight/Alley Light
– Street Repair
– Street Sign
– Supercan
– Supercan Repairs
– Traffic Signals
– Trash Collection
– Tree Related
– Yard Waste