Who is Hayden?

Hayden is an organizer for a union of educators, an economic justice activist, and a proud resident of the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. She has spent her adult life fighting for the causes that she believes in– Workers’ rights, LGBT rights, and advacing a progressive vision for society. Hayden is open about her lesbian identity and proudly brings this perspective to the Commission.

Hayden was raised in a union-household. Her mother is a public school teacher and instilled the value of high quality public education. She knows what happens when a community invests in public goods and the workers who provide them– the community gets stronger and everyone wins.

After attending the University at Buffalo, Hayden came to the District because of its reputation of vibrant, forward thinking communities. No place has felt more like home to Hayden than DC. Woodley Park is a place of lush greenery, in close-proximity to some of the District’s best offerings, without compromising the quiet environment with a true sense of privacy. It is the kind of place we would want to build if it did not already exist.

As a Commissioner, Hayden fights to bring community involvement back into the process. She seeks neighborhood input on the pressing issues. Hayden is available to everyone and provides her contact information to any neighbor who needs the assistance of the District government.

Hayden speaks regularly with Woodley Park neighbors about the issues. She encourages constituents to sign up for her email list and contact her directly if they are in need of assistance