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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
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March 16, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 10

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Ensuring the safety of all DC residents has been my Administration’s top priority since day one. This week, as we prepared for and responded to an unpredictable snow storm, I was proud of our city. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, employees worked around the clock preparing and clearing roads throughout DC. On Tuesday and Wednesday, hundreds of volunteers were out in our neighborhoods as part of the DC Resident Snow Team, removing snow from the sidewalks and walkways of DC’s senior citizens and other residents with access and functional needs. 

To me, this is the type of behavior that exemplifies our DC values – coming together as a community to help each other, all for the greater good of our city and the people who live here. When residents were in need of assistance, Washingtonians in all eight wards answered the call. I am thankful for everyone who worked late, gave up their time to shovel, or checked on their neighbors this week. Together, we proved that whether we get one inch of snow or 13 inches, our city is ready to respond.

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Muriel Bowser

ICYMI: Register HERE to join Mayor Bowser at the 2017 State of the District Address on Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.

In This Week's Newsletter:

Creating a Safer, Stronger, Smarter DC


Today, Mayor Bowser joined the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer to highlight DC’s innovative use of technology to improve public safety and combat crime. 

Most visibly, in 2016, the MPD Youth and Family Services Division started aggressively using social media to generate immediate public attention for missing persons. The Department’s tweets generate significant public attention which is often a key contributor to finding missing persons.

MPD is also working with The Lab @ DC, an initiative housed in the Office of the City Administrator that brings social scientists and data experts together to scientifically review and improve DC Government programs and services. This collaboration is working to make the data and information collected by MPD more user-friendly and transparent. 

Learn more HERE

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Mayor Bowser to Create a Green Bank in DC


Yesterday, Mayor Bowser announced that she will introduce legislation in the coming weeks to make Washington, DC the first city in the United States to establish a Green Bank. Green Banks are innovative policy tools that seek to expand renewable energy, lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create green jobs.

Green Banks are capitalized with public funds which are then used to offer loans, leases, credit enhancements, and other financing services to close funding gaps for clean energy projects. By creating a Green Bank, DC will be able to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technology by removing upfront costs, leveraging private investment, and increasing the efficiency of public dollars.

Learn more HERE

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This week, the District brought a bit of DC to Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the largest tech, music, and film festivals in the world. Why? To showcase that DC is not just a government town - we are a city full of makers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

As the Capital of Inclusive Innovation, Washington, DC is committed to becoming the number one city for inclusion and diversity. And this commitment was on full display at the WeDC House, where DC's talented innovators and businesses were showcasing their talents. At SXSW, we let the world know: We are inclusive. We are innovative. We are Washington, DC! 

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March 24: March Madness


Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner invite you to attend the Third Annual March Madness on March 24 for a special preview of new and upcoming projects soon to be available to DC’s development community. At the event, attendees will learn about upcoming solicitation opportunities and have the opportunity to network with potential team members. 

The event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Those interested in attending should RSVP HERE.

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DPR is Hiring for the Summer

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The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 jobsLearn more HERE.

A District Minute


This week's District Minute features stories about the Mayor's press conference on DC values and bias-related crimes and the DC Government's preparations for snow. 

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Join MPD's Police Cadet Training Program

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The Police Cadet Training Program is designed to prepare candidates for entrance into the Metropolitan Police Officer Recruit Program.

Operating through a cooperative education model, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) seeks to inspire DC residents between the ages of 17 and 24 who are attending or have graduated from a DC high school or who have received their GED from the District of Columbia. Cadets earn up to sixty (60) college credits at the University of the District of Columbia Community College to satisfy MPD's police recruit entrance requirement. 

The Police Cadet Training Program ensures that a steady stream of DC youth are actively recruited to join MPD as future police officers. Learn more about applying to the program HERE

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