Britany J. Waddell, AICP
Director of Community Relations
2121 Eye St NW, 5th Floor
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
As Director of Community Relations, Britany J. Waddell serves as a liaison between the University and local residents by coordinating GW’s neighborhood outreach and community efforts. She manages stakeholder engagement on GW’s three campuses in Foggy Bottom/West End, Mount Vernon and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. She oversees outreach to the FRIENDS group, a 400-member neighborhood organization, including planning and organizing annual events including the Neighborhood Block Party, Holiday Social, and Spring Barbeque.
Under her direction, GW Community Relations coordinates with GW stakeholders to ensure prompt and effective resolution to concerns raised through the university’s 24-Hour Community Concern Hotline. Staff also engages local apartment building managers on GW-related issues through quarterly meetings and community outreach.
To ensure ongoing communication with the community, Ms. Waddell monitors GW’s Neighborhood website, distributes the neighborhood resource guide Discover GW (.pdf), and administers community announcement listservs to Foggy Bottom/West End and Mount Vernon neighbors.
Ms. Waddell joined OGCR’s community relations staff in 2007 following several years in the field of community development. As a Planner for the City of Monroe, North Carolina, she reviewed and approved development projects, worked on public-private ventures to provide low-income housing, and facilitated community and neighborhood discussions that allowed public feedback into the city planning process. Ms. Waddell administered the city’s housing grant and down payment assistance programs and served as the city’s coordinator for community development, as well as the liaison with the state Division of Community Assistance.
Ms. Waddell holds membership in the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, Society of College and University Planners, National Association of Realtors, and North Carolina Community Development Association.
She earned a master’s degree in liberal studies from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.