Mount Vernon Triangle CID Launches Search for New President as Claire Schaefer Oleksiak Departs

Wednesday December 16, 2015

Washington, DC – December 16, 2015 – The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) announces the resignation of current President, Claire Schaefer Oleksiak, as she takes on a new position with the parks department in her home town of Madison, Wisconsin.

Mount Vernon Triangle CID Board Chairman, Dr. Joseph Evans, noted the important contributions Oleksiak made over the past two and a half years, saying, “The Board of Directors and the Mount Vernon Triangle community are incredibly grateful for Claire’s transformational accomplishments during a very important time in the life of our neighborhood. From her work to support and enhance our Clean and Safe teams to all of the exciting neighborhood events and the establishment of our seasonal FRESHFARM Market, Claire expressed a passion for the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and its residents, businesses and visitors. Her work with District agencies, the commercial brokerage and development communities and the ANC contributed to significant economic development gains for the neighborhood, including the signing of multiple retail and office headquarters leases and acquisitions. Claire’s commitment to placemaking, welcoming nature and energy will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her new position in Madison.”

“Working for the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District has been an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience,” said Oleksiak. “The MVT CID is truly an exceptional neighborhood with involved stakeholders who bring hard work, intelligence, creativity, thoughtfulness and a community-minded focus to everything we do. I am extremely proud of our accomplishments and I am excited to watch the MVT continue to thrive.”

An executive search process led by the Executive Committee of the MVT CID Board of Directors and managed by executive search consultant, Louise Stoner Crawford, has been launched to conduct a national search for Oleksiak’s successor. The job description can be accessed here and interested candidates can contact Ms. Stoner Crawford at

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for all members of the community including residents, visitors, business owners, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community, at the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at or follow us on Facebook at or Twitter @MVTCID.