The CDA is managed by a full-time Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors.  The Board, business, and property owners is elected by members for two-year terms. Five directors represent geographic areas of the District and six directors are At Large.  There are also five ex-officio directors. The Marketing and Programs Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.


Kayleigh De La Puente, Executive Director

Kayleigh creates and implements the CDA’s marketing, maintenance, and amenity plans, manages the annual licensing renewal, finances, membership, and organization.  She received her Masters in Public Administration from American University and has experience in community/economic development and creative placemaking.  She joined the CDA in 2018.

Luana Duque, Marketing and Events Coordinator



Linda Cornelius, President,  Hampshire Place/Holton Lane (Law Office of Linda Cornelius)

Michael Habte,  Vice President, Merrimac Square, (Angkor Supermarket)

Allison Gleason,  Secretary, 7676 Professional Building, (Stout & Teague)



Board of Directors:

Mara Stein, At Large (Stein Legal)

Yewande Aigbedion, At Large (A Plus Medical)

George Aninwene, Takoma/Langley Crossroads Center, (McDoris Fashion & Fabrics)

Samuel Franco, At Large, (Discount Mart)

Caroline Tess, At Large, (Brazilian Bakery)

Andrew Nguyen, At Large, (New Hampshire Ave Car Wash)