WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) announces its FY 2017 Board of Directors and recognizes the contributions of departing Chairman, Reverend Dr. Joseph Evans of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, as well as Board Members Steve Boyle, May Chan and Gerry Widdicombe. Incoming MVT CID Chairman, Berk Shervin, President of The Wilkes Company, noted that Dr. Evans was a treasured contributor to the Mount Vernon Triangle Community in every way, saying, "Dr. Evans led the MVT CID during periods of monumental change, always with a steady, calm hand. He was instrumental in helping to define what the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood has become today - a vibrant, welcoming community with an authentic sense of place. We will miss him tremendously and wish him great success in his new position as Dean of the Morehouse School of Religion at Morehouse College in Atlanta." Mr. Shervin continued, "We also want to especially thank Steve Boyle of EDENS; resident Board Member May Chan of the K at City Vista Condominium; and Gerry Widdicombe of DowntownDC BID, each of whom have made countless, meaningful investments of time, energy and wisdom over many years on the Board." MVT CID President & CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, said, "The MVT CID is an extraordinary neighborhood due to the contributions of our exceptional Board leaders. Beginning in 2004, Dr. Evans, Steve, May and Gerry contributed thousands of hours to the stewardship of the MVT CID as the Triangle neighborhood sustained significant growth. More than 4,000 households, 60 restaurants and retailers, and 6 corporate, legal and association organizations have chosen Mount Vernon Triangle for their headquarters and as their place to live, conduct business and entertain. Our Board has always remained acutely mindful of the historical importance and authentic neighborhood atmosphere that has defined the Triangle community for more than 100 years while it has been continuously engaged in community programming, helping to attract small, locally-owned businesses and keeping our streets clean and safe."