Phil Newland has been a DC resident for eight years, the last four of which have been in 1E05. Originally from McLean, Virginia with significant periods of time in Central and South America, Phil currently works as the Communications Director for the American Flood Coalition, a nonprofit focused on advancing bipartisan and proactive solutions to flooding and sea level rise. Before the Coalition, Phil worked at a number of global public affairs and relations firms, where he helped drive communications and marketing efforts.
Through his background and experiences, Phil brings a grounded and practical approach to the issues facing 1E05, which he hopes to help continue to thrive in the years to come.
He lives with his wife and daughter, and can be found going for walks around the McMillan Reservoir, enjoying the neighborhood’s playgrounds, or patronizing 1E’s great restaurants and bars.