Welcome to Southwest DC

Brought to you by The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly

The Southwester

The online addition of our newspaper. Serving the waterfront communities of Southwest and Navy Yard.

SW Neighborhood Guide

On this site we report activities that are available now and activities to enjoy when the All-Clear Message comes.

Friends of Southwest Stepping Up

SWNA Task Forces

The SWNA task forces focus on education, health and welfare, recreation and employment and transportation.


Thank you for visiting the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s new website.  We are excited to share our work.  We invite you to look around and stay awhile…you’ll be glad you did. 

SWNA is an all-volunteer organization and we could not accomplish our goals without the dozens of volunteers. Please explore and check out some new features including profiles of volunteer board members and task force chairs. Working together with dozens of volunteers, SWNA here for you!  

This website was made possible with a grant from Friends of Southwest DC.  https://friendsofswdc.org/

Our Mission:

To improve the quality of life for all residents; to open to every resident the wide cultural horizon of urban living; to help create rich and equal social, educational and economic opportunities for residents of Southwest DC; to assist in providing the opportunity for gainful employment for all; to promote development of the economic and aesthetic potential of Southwest; and preserve its diverse history. This mission shall be pursued without regard to the social, economic and racial barriers that have divided cities in the past.

SWNA Weather & Forecast

Support The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly

SWNA is an all-volunteer organization and we could not accomplish our goals without the generosity of donors, Your contributions help us cover administrative functions such as website maintenance, communication systems, office supplies and more. If you need more information, please contact [email protected].

Neighborhood Resources

SWNA Task Forces

The Assembly supports multiple task forces that are designed to improve the quality of life for Southwest DC residents.

SWNA at Work for Southwest DC

Founded in 1964, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (the Assembly) is the local civic organization in Near Southwest Washington, DC (zip code 20024). Governed by by-laws and an elected board, its mission is to improve the quality of life for its more than 12,000 residents.

The Assembly consists of The Southwester, a monthly news publications, and issue focused task forces (Education & Scholarship, Emergency Preparedness, Parks & Open Space, SW Heritage (History), Technology, Transportation, Waterfront Planning, Workforce Education & Adult Education and Youth Activities. Board members serve for two years. Task Force Chairpersons are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of its members with board approval.

SWNA At Work