Welcome to the Lamond-Riggs
Citizens Association
The LRCA is an active civic association comprised of residents of the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood in Washington, DC.  
Our goals are to:
  • Share information affecting our neighborhood
  • Promote a sense of community
  • Preserve and enhance the assets of the neighborhood
  • Provide leadership and advocacy about neighborhood interests
Become a Member  & join a committee, follow Neighborhood Development news, view our Calendar of events, learn about the Vibrant Retail Streets initiative  and the new Main Street Program. Use the Contact Page or Listserv to contact us about anything neighborhood-related. Neighborhood youth, check out our Scholarship Page for this year's scholarship information. Deadline April 2, 2019

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Donate to LRCA
501(c)(3) charity
The South Dakota Avenue-Riggs Road Main Street Program was recently created to serve the business corridors of the Riggs Park & Manor Park neighborhoods. Find more information at  https://lrcadc.org/sda-riggs-road-main-street

​​ Next LRCA Meeting

May 6, 2019
7:00 pm
LaSalle-Backus Education Campus
501 Riggs Rd. NE
(enter auditorium on Madison St.)
* EYA Community Benefits Agreement
*Election of LRCA 2019-2021 Officers & Trustees

Join us for the next spring clean April 13. Be sure to sign up in advance and select a cleanup zone so that zone captains know how many people to expect. Register at the link
MBT Brookland-Fort Totten Extension

DDOT has a dedicated website for the extension of the Met Branch Trail from Brookland to Fort Totten metro station. Find weekly updates and FAQs at  https://www.metbranchtrail-forttotten.com.

American Job Center -
Backus Location (Northeast)

5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
(enter on Hamilton St. NE)
Ph: (202) 576-3092

M-Thurs:  8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

DC's Dept. of Employment Services has an American Job Center located right here in the neighborhood to assist residents with resume building, job search strategies, interviewing skills, computer basics, and navigating DCNetworks (DC's job search and unemployment insurance website). Check it out!

LRCA Election

All positions on LRCA's board will be open for election on May 6, 2019.  Nominations for office will be taken from the floor at the April & May meetings. Individuals nominated must be present to accept the nomination.

Lamond-Riggs In The News
Lamond-Riggs 2018 Washington Post feature - a nice, quiet affordable neighborhood

Read the Washington Post's 2015 feature on our community.
Curious about what it's like living next door to a mayor? Read the Washington Post feature about the mayor's former next door neighbors.
Read the Washington Post's 2010 feature on our community.

Go back in time. Read the Washington Post 1998 feature on Riggs Park that disucsses the neighborhood's activism.

When Fort Totten Metro Station Was Built in 1978: Read the Washington Post feature on "mixed" neighborhood reaction to the metro station
Muriel Bowser
Brandon Todd
Kenyan McDuffie
Read Mayor Bowser's latest communication to the District.
Ward 4 Councilmember Todd is focused on helping Ward 4 residents live, work and thrive. Read up on the latest initiatives and events in the District.
Read Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie's latest Ward 5 Report.
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Life in Lamond-Riggs
Lamond-Riggs is an established neighborhood located in Wards 4 and 5, primarily in Northeast Washington, DC. The neighborhood is conveniently located near Fort Totten metro station which is served by the green, red, and yellow lines; several buses (routes 60, 64, 80, E2, E3, E4, F6, K2 K6, K9, R1, R2); the Metropolitan Branch Trail; and Capital Bikeshare.
Lamond-Riggs is home to:
  • University of the District of Columbia-Community College (Backus Campus)
  • American Job Center (Backus location)
  • Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub
  • LaSalle-Backus Education Campus & several public charter schools
  • Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library 
  • Fort Circle/Fort Totten National Park
  • Riggs LaSalle Community Center
  • Lamond Community Center
  • Food & Friends
  • Explore! Children's Museum Hub
  • Ramdass Pharmacy
  • ​Shining Stars Pediatric Dentistry
  • Mary's Center Community Health Center (Fort Totten Campus)
  • Mamie D. Lee Community Garden 
  • Hellbender Brewing Company 
  • 3 Stars Brewing Company 
  • Culture ​Coffee Too
  • Religious institutions

New development is coming to the neighborhood. The Lamond-Riggs Development Task Force (LRDTF) works with elected officials and developers to ensure that community interests are represented. Visit the Development  page to find out more about coming development and the vision for the community. And be sure to visit the Vibrant Retail Street page to find out how we are creating a vibrant community.