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Longtime NoMa BID President To Step Down

NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper speaking at a 2018 Bisnow event.

The community leader who has overseen NoMa's rapid growth over the last decade is stepping down. 

The NoMa Business Improvement District announced Tuesday its president, Robin-Eve Jasper, is stepping down, and the board of directors has formed a search committee to look for her replacement.

Jasper has led NoMa BID since 2011. In that time, developers have added millions of square feet of new real estate, including apartments, office buildings, hotels and retail space, to the neighborhood. NoMa was 42% built out when Jasper became president, and it is now 65% built out, with 10% more under construction, according to the BID.

She has also served as president of the NoMa Parks Foundation, a role she will continue to hold after stepping down from the BID. The foundation in June opened Tanner Park, a 2-acre public space featuring a lawn, playground, dog park, gardens and a plaza area along the Metropolitan Branch Trail

“I look forward to turning the reins over to the fresh perspective of a dedicated new leader who cares about the future of NoMa as deeply as I do," Jasper said in a release. "I remain excited to finish up the work of delivering great, green and public spaces in NoMa through the Parks Foundation’s terrific public-private partnership with the D.C. government and also to a new chapter in my career that has been filled with engaging challenges and important work.”

The BID's Board of Directors is chaired by Foulger-Pratt Managing Partner Brigg Bunker and has representation from several other developers, including The Wilkes Co., Skanska, Akridge, Trammell Crow, JBG Smith, LCOR and MRP Realty.

The board has engaged The McCormick Group to help its search for a new president, and Jasper will remain in the role until a replacement is selected. 

"We thank Robin-Eve for her dedication and thought leadership, which has helped transform NoMa into a vibrant, arts-oriented community where 12,000 people now call home and 66,000 people work for the technology, media, nonprofit and government employers which have chosen to locate their offices within the BID boundaries," Bunker said.