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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 21, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 51

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

With the new year less than two weeks away, I want to acknowledge just a small fraction of all that we accomplished together in 2017. By staying true to our DC values and committed to building a better city for all, this year, we:

Along the way, crime decreased, student achievement continued to increase, our local economy remained one of the strongest in the country, and we found new ways to protect and defend our city's most vulnerable residents. In short, in 2017, we went above and beyond to put DC values into action. 

This holiday season, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my hometown, and I look forward to another year of building on all we have accomplished together. 


Muriel Bowser
Happy Holidays

In This Week's Newsletter:

New Year's Day: Mayor Bowser's Fit DC Fresh Start 5K Run/Walk


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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Happening Tonight: Winter Wonder Bus Pop Up Photo Session

Wonder Bus

Still waiting to spot the District's most festive mode of transportation? Decorated with snowflakes, lights, tinsel, and more, the 40-foot Winter Wonder Bus has been spreading cheer around the District since December 11 and will continue to hit the streets until January 5. Tonight, during the EventsDC annual Cozy Christmas Event at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center (2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE), residents can explore the bus and take a free family photo.

Learn more about the Winter Wonder Bus's schedule HERE.

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Next Week: Winter Wondercamp

Winter Camp

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation 2017 Winter Wondercamp still has spaces available. Winter Wondercamp will be held in conjunction with the DCPS winter holiday break (Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29). The camp is for children 6-12 years old and will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a recreation center near you. 

Learn more and register HERE.

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Zero Waste DC

Zero Waste

Did you know that starting January 1, 2018 your clean and empty paper and plastic cups and lids will be recyclable? Prepare for 2018 by checking out the District's updated list of recyclable items at the new Zero Waste DC website: zerowaste.dc.gov

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the Mayor's Annual Senior Holiday Celebration, Vacant to Vibrant DC, and the District's latest rodent abatement efforts. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Parks and Recreation, Recreation Specialist

Job Search

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) coordinates a wide variety of recreation programs and supervises many of DC's recreation centers, parks, community gardens, and aquatic facilities. DPR's mission is to enhance the quality of life and wellness for DC residents and visitors by providing equal access to affordable and quality recreational services.

DPR has an opening for a Recreation Specialist. This position is responsible for scheduling participants for activities, preparing and disseminating informational materials, and preparing spaces for activities. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement

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