Dupont Circle lost a vibrant community leader this week with Commissioner Michael Feldstein’s passing following an extended illness. I served two terms on the Dupont Circle ANC with Mike, who was an effective and likable Vice President.
My favorite memories of Mike were of his excitement and enthusiasm of all things outdoors. I recall his eager engagement with Dupont Festival, and his strident efforts to create more green space in Dupont by constructing a new public park over Connecticut Avenue just north of Dupont Circle. If his vision comes to fruition, I would urge our city leaders to consider naming it Feldstein Park.
I will miss Mike’s ever-present smile and his welcoming, inclusive demeanor. I look forward to celebrating his life and his commitment to our community at a planned service later this month. Contributions to honor his memory may be made to Dupont Circle Village.