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Muriel Bowser Ward 4

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

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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December 14, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 50

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Last week, while highlighting the work of our Robbery Intervention Task Force, I was proud to report that our Safer, Stronger DC plan is working. We still have work to do, but year-to-date, Washington, DC has seen a 23 percent decrease in violent crime, a 27 percent decrease in robberies, a 28 percent decrease in burglaries, and a 10 percent decrease in overall crime.

So, how are we doing this? With your help. 

Among the many initiatives included in the initial Safer, Stronger DC plan was legislation to create a Private Security Camera Incentive Program. Eventually launched in February 2016, this program provides rebates and vouchers for the purchase, installation, and registration of private security camera systems. In under two years, the program has already built a network of nearly 8,000 cameras across all eight wards of the District. And we still know that more homes and neighborhoods could benefit from this program.

This holiday season, learn more about the Private Security Camera Incentive Program and let DC Government bring you the gift of home security. Get started on helping us build a safer, stronger DC HERE.

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Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Register Today for Mayor Bowser's Fit DC Fresh Start 5K Run/Walk

Fit DC 5k


Join Mayor Bowser on New Year's Day at the Fit DC Fresh Start 5K and take a step toward better health in 2018! This year's 5K will be at Anacostia Park as we kickoff the celebration of the park's 100th anniversary. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 10:00 a.m.

Register HERE.

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Community Stormwater Solutions Grant


The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is now accepting proposals for the Community Stormwater Solutions Grants. These grants provide start-up funding for community-oriented projects that improve the District’s waterways. A special focus of this year’s grants are projects that support the “Year of the Anacostia,” which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Anacostia Park.

A total of $200,000 is available and DOEE anticipates awarding multiple grants of up to $20,000 each. Applications must be submitted online by 6:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018. Attend a pre-application informational meeting to learn about the grant:

  • Thursday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m.: DOEE Headquarters (1200 First Street, NE)
  • Monday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m.: Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Road, SE)
  • Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30pm: Shaw Library (1630 7th Street, NW)
  • Thursday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m.: DOEE Headquarters (1200 First Street, NE) 

Learn more HERE.

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New Release: FY18 Green Book


This week, Mayor Bowser announced the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) spending goal and unveiled this year’s Green Book: SBE Opportunity Guide. First published in 2015, the Green Book helps SBEs navigate the local government procurement process by providing an agency-by-agency overview of SBE spending availability.

In Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017, the Bowser Administration surpassed SBE spending targets with record expenditures. In FY17, the Administration committed to spend $564 million with SBEs and surpassed that goal by more than $150 million. This year, Mayor Bowser committed to spending $656 million with SBEs.

Download the Green Book HERE.

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#FITDC Friday: Hydrospinning

FITDC Friday

Don't let the cold weather slow down your workouts! Throughout December, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is showcasing some of the District's best water-based fitness programs at DPR classes that are free and open to the public.

Join us tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. at the Barry Farm Recreation and Aquatics Center to learn about hydrospinning. Sign up for a class HERE.

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A District Minute

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This week’s District Minute features stories about the Robbery Intervention Task Force, the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new West End Library, and the TIERific public charter school celebration. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: Metropolitan Police Department, Crime Analyst

Job Search

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for Washington, DC. MPD's mission is to protect DC's residents and visitors through high-quality community policing, state-of the-art information technology, and a commitment to innovation.

MPD has an opening for a crime analyst. This position is responsible for researching and developing complex statistical information on a variety of police data and generating statistical summary reports for various officials within the department. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement

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