A District on the Move
Start off the new year the right way - with a good jog! My Second Annual Fresh Start 5K Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016 starting at the Stadium-Armory Metro Station. In preparation, we are planning a practice run/walk on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Freedom Plaza. For more information visit FitDC.com or RSVP for the run online.
We’re also looking for volunteers to help with parking, check-in, water stops, and other duties. If you’re interested in volunteering, register online and a member of my staff will reach out.
This week’s job spotlight, Aarion Garrett, is a former Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) participant.
Through MBSYEP, Aarion was able to spend her summer working at FEMS.
Aarion valued her time in the MBSYEP and partially credits the MBSYEP with her career choice. She is one of FEMS’ newest active service members!
Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering remarks at the FEMS graduating ceremony for Aarion and the other 14 members of her cadet class. FEMS plays such a critical role in keeping our city safe and strong, and I was happy to thank Aarion and her fellow cadets for their commitment to our city. Aarion is a great example of the important role MBSYEP has played and will continue to play in the District.
This year, I reinstated the FEMS entrance exam to bring more people onto the force. For the first time in eight years, we opened the exam to individuals between the ages of 19 and 29, and gave preference points towards District residents, military veterans, and former foster care children. Of the roughly 200 top ranked applicants who took the exam in June, more than 180 are District residents. This is great news for FEMS and for the many District residents who will land jobs in public safety!
The Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) resolves issues facing DC residents by building collaborative partnerships with DC Government agencies. We are looking for Ward-based specialists to join our team – on the front lines – and deliver for DC residents. Additional details on this vacancy can be found by visiting the job announcement.
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