What's an ANC?
ANC1B08 means Ward 1, ANC B, District 08. ANC stands for Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Each of D.C.'s 8 Wards is split up into multiple ANCs labeled with a letter: A, B, C, D, E, or F. Within each ANC, there are generally 8 to 12 single member districts making up the ANC, each district elects a representative. Each district is home to roughly 2,000 residents.
What does the ANC Do?
Like its name indicates, the ANC advises the DC Council on various issues. The ANC weighs in on matters like zoning, new construction projects, restaraunt/liquor liscences, bus routes. etc. The ANC is also a way to communicate neighborhood feedback to the city. ANC's are advocates amplifying the voices of their residents.