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Commissioner John Tinpe


Single Member District 2C01



John Tinpe is a business leader and public servant in Washington, DC. He is Chair of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C (ANC 2C) in the Government of the District of Columbia. ANC 2C borders Highway 395 in the east, 15th Street NW in the west, Massachusetts Avenue and New York Avenue in the north, and Independence Avenue in the south. He is in his fifth year, or third term, as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and third year as Chair of ANC 2C.

He is also the Chair of the District of Columbia Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. In the past, he served as President of the Washington Chi-Am Lions Club, Member of the Board of Directors of Chinatown Cultural Center and in AQUA. He currently holds the position of Secretary in Washington Chi-Am Lions Club, Board Member of Miss DC/Miss America Pageant, and the Advisory Panel for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.


He was the recipient of the Chinatown Steering Committee’s Community Service Award (2004), the Allies Building Community’s “Friendship Archway Award” (2005), Pride and Heritage Award of the APIA LGBT Communities (2005), Allies Building Communities’ Community Service Award (2006), Migration Heritage Commission’s Centennial Honoree (2006), Kennedy/King Gala’s Richard Rausch Grassroots Leadership Award (2007), Asian Americans for Action Fund’s Community Award (2014), DC Council Member‘s Community Cornerstone Award (2015), and the Mayor’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs’ Community Service “Ajay Ojha Award” (2015).


He graduated from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and United World College of Southeast Asia in Singapore. He studied at the Institute for American Universities in France. He is a graduate of the Leadership Development Council (2014), Council of Governments’ Transportation Planning Board Community Leadership Institute (2014), Federal Bureau of Intelligence Citizen’s Academy (2015), and the Kakehashi Project Fellow (2017).


He performs at the Washington National Opera and Ballets at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He lived in the United Kingdom, Serbia, Burma (Myanmar), India, Singapore, and France. He has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 1992. He lives in Ward 2.

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