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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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January 11, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 2

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

My Administration talks a lot about creating jobs and building other pathways to the middle class for Washingtonians. At schools, flower shops, libraries, playgrounds - no matter the occasion or location, if we're there, we're probably talking about jobs and building pathways to the middle class. And we have no plans to let up. Spreading prosperity and bringing more good-paying jobs to Washingtonians is our top priority. 

And after three years in office, I have never been more hopeful about this work. Today, we have more and better programs and resources in place for our residents, and every day, we continue to learn, adapt, and innovate. The unemployment rate is down, and like we said we would, we are connecting residents young and old to housing, workforce development programs, educational opportunities, health care, and multi-modal transportation options. Just yesterday, I celebrated more than 400 families and individuals housed during our two-month Home for the Holidays campaign. On Monday, I rode with residents down the busy 14th Street corridor on the new 59 MetroExtra Express bus. And today, I celebrated the "topping off" of the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights, a project that we announced during my first year in office, and that has already created hundreds of jobs in Ward 8 with many more on the way.

Every day, we continue to witness these successes. Some wins seem more significant than others, but they are all critical to building a stronger, more inclusive middle class, and combined they are getting more Washingtonians - residents like Betty Henderson - on pathways to the middle class.  


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Know Your Rights

TPS Video


On Monday, the Trump Administration announced their decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador. Thousands of Salvadoran residents have been living and working legally in Washington, DC and across our country for nearly two decades - they are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. To answer questions and discuss next steps, the Bowser Administration is hosting a "Know Your Rights" session at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20 at 1500 Harvard Street, NW. 

Learn more at and spread the word.

Lea la declaración de la Alcaldesa Bowser sobre la decisión de la Administración Trump AQUÍ.

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Join Mayor Bowser at the 12th Annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade

MLK Parade


This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, walk with Mayor Bowser in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade. To join us in honoring the legacy of one of our country's greatest leaders, meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Anacostia Park entrance on Good Hope Road and MLK Jr. Avenue, SE. 

Learn more and RSVP HERE

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ICYMI: Mayor Bowser's Year Three Transition Plan Accountability Report

Accountability Report


Last week, Mayor Bowser released her Year Three Transition Plan Accountability Report. The report shows that during the Bowser Administration’s first three years in office, the Mayor has either delivered, launched, or prepared to launch 96 percent of the promises she committed to during the 2014/2015 mayoral transition. The report delivers on Mayor Bowser’s commitment to transparency and accountability, and offers a comprehensive look into the Administration’s goals and priorities.

Learn more and read the report HERE.

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Reminder: Get Covered, Stay Covered

Health Link, the District’s state-based health insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act, provides health insurance to approximately 18,000 residents through the individual marketplace and more than 76,000 people through the small business marketplace. 

Despite the federal marketplace limiting its open enrollment period to six weeks, DC Health Link remains open until January 31, 2018

Don’t Delay, Enroll Today. 

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the Mayor's visit to Jefferson Middle School Academy to promote Every Day Counts!, the release of the Mayor's Year Three Transition Plan Accountability Report, and the new MetroExtra 59 Express Bus

Pathways to the Middle Class: Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Program Coordinator

Job Search

The mission of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS) is to preserve life and promote health and safety through excellent pre-hospital treatment and transportation, fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue activities, and homeland security awareness.

FEMS has an opening for a Program Coordinator in the department's Health Safety and Preparedness Office. The Health Safety and Preparedness Office is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a variety of citywide public health, safety, and preparedness activities. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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