The 1976 Home Rule Charter provides for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC). ANC3D represents A.U., Foxhall, Kent, New Mexico/Cathedral, Palisades, Spring Valley and Wesley Heights, in Ward Three. It is one of 37 ANC's in Washington. There are nine Single Member Districts (SMD) in ANC3D (See maps under the "Resources" button). Each SMD has approximately 2,000 residents and is represented by a Commissioner who is elected for a two year term. The ANC's are the body of government with the closest official to the people in neighborhood agencies.