Staff & Clean Team Ambassadors

Kenyattah Robinson
President & CEO
Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District

kr@mvtcid.org

As President & CEO of the MVT CID, Kenyattah Robinson is responsible for overall management of the organization, including leading operations, planning, program development, financial management, communications, marketing and branding, special events, community organizing, fundraising, public speaking and reporting; working with the District of Columbia and Federal government, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and National Park Service; and managing all staff including a seven-person crew of Clean Team Ambassadors. With more than 18 combined years of combined public- and private-sector management, real estate finance and advisory, policy, public affairs, and urban placemaking experience, Mr. Robinson previously served as a Senior Vice President | National Director on the Public Institutions team at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) where his primary responsibilities included developing strategies to help public-sector organizations achieve their mission objectives through public-private partnerships and other venture opportunities to maximize the value of their real property assets. A New Orleans native of the Upper Ninth Ward and graduate of the “blue ribbon” Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, he earned his B.A. in liberal arts and business from Louisiana State University (LSU) and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University. He lives in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, Marnique Heath Robinson, who is a Principal in the Washington, DC office of STUDIOS Architecture, served as previous Chair of DC’s Board of Zoning Adjustment, and serves as current Chair of DC’s Historic Preservation Review Board.

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Leon JLeon Johnsonohnson
Director of Public Space Operations
Mount Verno
n Triangle Community Improvement District
leon@mvtcid.org

Leon Johnson is Director of Operations for the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District. Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities include managing the Clean Team Ambassadors, leading public space maintenance & safety efforts, interfacing with property managers and retailers, and building relationships and working in a concerted manner with City agencies, MPD, and Mount Vernon Triangle stakeholders. Leon plays an active role in achieving the MVT CID’s goals and objectives.

Prior to joining the MVT CID in February of 2014, Johnson directed the operations and safety of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. He was initially the manager of the Clean and Safe team crew through a contract with Service Group, Inc., and then was promoted to Director of Parks and Public Realm, with responsibility for the overall maintenance and security of Yards Park. Prior to his work at Capitol Riverfront, Johnson served as Regional Operations Manager for Metropolitan Health Services and with Verizon Wireless as Manager of Operations for their Clinton, MD retail store and as a Verizon Wireless Customer Service supervisor. Johnson also holds his residential real estate license with Coldwell Banker House Hold Realty.


EbonyLeon Johnson Dumas
Associate Director of Planning & Economic Development
Mount Verno
n Triangle Community Improvement District
ebony@mvtcid.org

An urban planner with specific experience in the creation of creative economic development strategies, Ebony will lead the organization’s planning and economic development initiatives including: business attraction and retention, cultural and artistic placemaking activations, parks and open space activations, and urban design. She will also manage events and stakeholder relationships that pertain to planning and economic development. Prior to joining the MVT CID, Ebony was a private sector planner in the New Orleans office of Asakura Robinson Company where she led or contributed to multiple local, regional and national planning and economic development initiatives. Ebony transitioned into planning after 10 years of experience working in nonprofit arts management in the District and is thrilled to utilize her experience to help contribute to Mount Vernon Triangle's recognized – and growing! – neighborhood vibrancy.


HeatherLeon Johnson Rosson
Marketing Consultant
Mount Verno
n Triangle Community Improvement District
heather.rosson1@gmail.com

Heather has been engaged to lead marketing and communications efforts on behalf of the MVT CID. She will also manage events and stakeholder relationships that pertain to marketing, communications and community building. Heather has previous experience at notable DC-area advertising agencies with specific focus on the commercial and residential real estate industry. No stranger to Mount Vernon Triangle, Heather was previously an account manager at multiple local agencies and was active in the branding and marketing strategy for Lydian + Lyric Apartments as well as the retail signage for Quadrangle Development Corporation. Heather's experience includes marketing strategy, media planning, social media, branding, event planning, digital marketing and placemaking.


Clean team, from left to right: Jimmy, Elusma, Steve, Bobbie Jo, Parnell, Sam, and "Mr. Brown". 

Clean Team Ambassadors

The MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors consist of seven crew members working daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The team is funded in part by a grant from DC Department of Small and Local Business and is affiliated with Ready to Work job training program at Central Union Mission (previously Gospel Rescue Ministry). The MVT CID supports DC City services, working closely with our team to ensure a clean and safe neighborhood.