Two officials sworn into ABC Board


Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration

November 8, 2023

Two officials sworn into ABC Board
Donovan Anderson renamed Chair; Silas Grant enters inaugural term

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Steven Walker, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor, swore in two members to the Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis (ABC) Board. 

Chairperson Donovan W. Anderson joined the ABC Board as Chair on November 3, 2015. Chairperson Anderson will continue in this executive role during his third Board term. Chairperson Anderson is an accomplished attorney specializing in special education law and is a resident of Ward 7. 

Silas H. Grant, Jr. joins former DC Deputy Fire Chief James Short, Jr. on the Board for an inaugural four-year term. Board member Grant is a resident of Ward 5. 

The service term for both newly sworn in board members ends on May 7, 2027. Board member Short’s term expires on May 7, 2024. 

The ABC Board is an independent body that meets to adjudicate, administer, and enforce alcohol and medical cannabis laws. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the DC Council.  

ABC Board hearings are open to the public and held regularly on Wednesdays. The ABC Board’s weekly calendar and agenda notices can be viewed at 

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CONTACT:Jared Powell, ABCA Chief of Staff 202.407.7961

Leslie Malone, Public Affairs Specialist

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