News from Mayor Muriel Bowser: Join Us for a Community Conversation

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 26, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 4

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

In November, I hosted a Community Conversations call to hear from residents about your anxieties and fears after Election Day. This Saturday, I will host another call - this time to hear your thoughts on public safety in Washington, DC.  

We ended 2016 on a strong note, with a 10 percent decrease in all violent crime citywide. We saw a 17 percent reduction in homicides and a 13 percent reduction in robberies. In 2017, we are not letting our foot off the gas - we will continue to make our streets safer and our neighborhoods stronger. We will continue to work with our partners, both in DC and in the federal government, to improve all aspects of our criminal justice system. At the start of the year, the Metropolitan Police Department transitioned to sector policing - an innovative patrol strategy that will create greater accountability and performance across the entire department. And just this week, we launched a public safety survey.

Through the Community Conversations call and the public safety survey, my Administration will be able to hear directly from Washingtonians about their interactions with law enforcement in DC and how we can better serve residents in all eight wards. 

Take the public safety survey HERE. Then, register for Saturday's Community Conversations call HERE.  


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Watch Mayor Bowser's Remarks at the Women's March on Washington

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On Saturday, Mayor Bowser spoke to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who came to Washington, DC for the Women's March on Washington.

Watch the Mayor's remarks HERE

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Apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program


On Friday, January 27, at 12:00 p.m., online applications for the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) will go live at Applications will be available for youth who want to apply for a position as well as employers who want to get involved with MBSYEP.

MBSYEP is a locally-funded initiative that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and public sectors. In 2015, Mayor Bowser expanded the program so that District residents ages 22-24 can participate in MBSYEP and gain meaningful work experience. Due to the overwhelming demand for opportunity, Mayor Bowser has asked the Council to make the expansion permanent. 

This year, MBSYEP will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 and end on Friday, August 4, 2017. 

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Join Us: DC Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

lunar new year parade

On Sunday, celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Mayor Bowser at the DC Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade! The event will feature traditional lion and dragon dances, marching bands, Kung Fu demonstrations, Chinese-American beauty pageant winners, and an exciting firecracker finale!

RSVP for the parade HERE

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A District Minute

district minute


This week's District Minute features stories about the swearing in of outside law enforcement officers for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the MLK Day Peace Walk and Parade, and the Women's March on Washington. 

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Public Works, Sanitation Supervisor

job posting

The Department of Public Works (DPW) works to keep Washington, DC's streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible.

DPW has an opening for a Sanitation Supervisor. This position is responsible for supervising crews of Sanitation Workers and Motor Vehicle Operators. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement

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