Salim Adofo is a committed community servant with over 20 years of experience in community organizing and leadership. He serves as Chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8C. As Commissioner, he advises the federal and local government on matters concerning economic development, education, budget concerns, area infrastructure, public safety, and affordable housing for over 14,000 residents. 


In 2019, Salim was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on African American Affairs. His role on the Commission is to advise the Mayor, the Council, and the public on the views and needs of African-American communities with low-economic, education, or health indicators in the District and to analyze the decline of African-American residents as indicated by the previous United States Census. In 2019 he was also voted in as 2nd Vice President of the Ward 8 Democrats.


Salim’s leadership also extends to serving on the executive leadership team of the following organizations:

  • Blacks In Government Coast Guard Chapter

  • District of Columbia Democratic State Committee Black Caucus 

  • Grambling State University Alumni Association DC Chapter

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People DC Branch

  • National Association of Black Social Workers Metro DC Chapter

  • National Black Masters of Business Administration Association DC Chapter

  • National Black United Front

  • National Society of Black Engineers DC Professional Chapter

  • Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network 

  • United Planning Organization

Salim is also an international freelance multimedia journalist. He has traveled to multiple countries on the African Continent and documented traditional systems of African Spirituality.  He is the executive producer of the television show Rhythm-N-Justice, which can be viewed on DCTV and Fairfax Television. The show highlights national/local organizations, community leaders and progressive artists. As a writer and photographer  he has written articles for the NY Amsterdam News, San Francisco Bay View and the Houston Forward Times.


Salim Awards include:

  • 2018 DMV Community Award from the National Society of Black Engineers

  • 2017 Outstanding Community Service Award from Blacks In Government 

  • 2016 Community Service Award from the National Black MBA Association

  • 2014 40 Under 40 leaders in the DMV by Leadership Arlington. 

  • 2014 River East Emerging Leaders Ward 8 Distinguished Service Award 

  • 2014 Empower Magazine Empower Player of the Year  and Leader of Good

  • 2007 Honorable Discharge United States Army

  • 2007 Army Achievement Medal 

  • 2006 United States Army Good Conduct Medal