News from Mayor Muriel Bowser: Inauguration Week

Muriel Bowser Ward 4

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Mark Tuohey

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Charon Hines

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Tommie Jones
Scheduling Requests:

January 19, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 3

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

This week, Washington, DC will host and oversee the peaceful transition of power from one president to the next. It is a longstanding point of pride for Washingtonians to be gracious hosts for presidents, their families and the federal government.

I know that many Washingtonians are anxious about what the future holds - either for ourselves, our friends and family, or our nation. What I can tell you with certainty is that DC's values did not change on Election Day. While Washington, DC may be the seat of our federal government, we have a thriving, independent, effective, self-sufficient and responsible local government. The DC government, like all local governments, is funded by locally raised taxes and fees. (We also pay more federal taxes than 22 states and more per capita than every state.) We have balanced 21 consecutive budgets, we maintain healthy cash reserves, nearly 1,000 new residents call DC home each month and our streets are safer than they have been in 30 years. In short, we do not need help governing our city, and we have the means and resources to create policies and programs that protect and uphold our shared DC values. 

In the coming months and years, we will look for opportunities to work with the new Congress and White House, but we will always stand strong in protecting our DC values. You elected me to represent Washington, DC, spread prosperity, and make our city a better place for residents in all eight wards, and that is exactly what I will continue doing. 

If you plan to attend any Inauguration events or any events over the weekend, stay safe and find updates about logistics and city services on


Muriel Bowser

ICYMI: This week, the Mayor's Office responded to an inaccurate segment on The O'Reilly Factor about DC's Immigrant Justice Legal Services grant fund. Watch the video HERE

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In This Week's Newsletter:

Stat of the Week

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Download the "Stat of the Week" and share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Inauguration Week City Services


To help residents and visitors navigate Washington, DC during Inauguration, the Bowser Administration created an interactive map that provides information related to transportation on the National Mall. The map features data such as street closures, parking restrictions, walking routes, ADA shuttle stops, DC Streetcar stops, reunification centers, warming stations, bike amenities and more. For more information about the interactive map, go HERE.

Learn more about street closures and how city services will operate during Inauguration HERE, and get updates about the 58th Presidential Inauguration at

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My Brother's Keeper DC


On Monday, Mayor Bowser launched DC’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK-DC) initiative. Through MBK-DC, the District will provide programming that targets boys and young men of color in four key areas: education, justice, health, and job opportunities. The initiative is part of President Obama’s MBK Community Challenge that seeks to develop coalitions with public and private sector leaders in order to create equal opportunities for boys and young men of color.

For more information on upcoming MBK-DC events and how to get involved, contact MBK-DC coordinator Kendrick Jackson at

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John and Jill Ker Conway Residence

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Last week, Mayor Bowser joined U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro and U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald to open the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence at North Capitol Commons. With support from local and federal partners, this housing program will advance the goal of ending homelessness among veterans in Washington, DC. 

The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence includes 60 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing homelessness and 64 units for DC residents who meet the income requirements for affordability.

Learn more about the housing program HERE

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Financially Fit DC


This month, the Bowser Administration launched Financially Fit DC, a comprehensive financial literacy program designed to empower all DC residents to take control of their financial health.

Financially Fit DC is driven by a web-based financial assessment tool that guides residents through the process of creating a workable budget, checking their credit, purchasing a home, and planning for retirement. The tool helps users identify short-term needs and set lifetime goals through a personalized financial road map. This innovative approach aims to foster behavioral changes that will positively impact individuals and families over the long-term.

Learn more about Financially Fit DC HERE

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Youth Development Representative

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The mission of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is to provide court-involved youth the opportunity to become more productive residents by building on the strengths of youth and their families in the least restrictive, most home-like environment consistent with public safety.

The Youth Development Representative is responsible for overseeing the rehabilitation of youth in the custody of DYRS. Special emphasis is placed on interacting with troubled youth when assisting in treatment and supervision, consistent with the principles of positive youth development. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement

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