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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:
Ronald R. Ross

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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May 17, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 20

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

For many residents, biking is a way of life. Just one week ago, hundreds of students participated in Bike to School Day. Tomorrow, thousands of Washingtonians are expected to participate in Bike to Work Day. And, this Saturday, residents of all ages and fitness levels will participate in the third annual DC Bike Ride. 

While we still have work to do, we have a lot to show for the progress we've made in becoming a more bike-friendly city. Second grade students in our DC Public Schools are learning how to safely ride a bike through the city. People for Bikes recently recognized the District as one of the top big cities for biking. In March, Washington, DC was named a Gold Status Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, making the District the largest city on the East Coast to receive the designation. And Washington, DC is now ranked second nationally among large cities for the percentage of residents who bike to work.

As our city continues to grow, we will continue improving and expanding our bike infrastructure and finding new and innovative ways to make cycling a dynamic component of our city’s transportation network. Together, we will use biking as a strategy for building a healthier, greener, and more sustainable city. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Upcoming innoMAYtion Events


Throughout May, the Bowser Administration is putting the spotlight on the movement makers, barrier breakers, and knowledge seekers that make Washington, DC the capital of inclusive innovation.

Upcoming innoMAYtion events:

Learn more and find a full list of events at

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Register Today: Form-a-Palooza



In April, we asked Washingtonians which DC Government forms need an overhaul. Now, from the more than 60 nominations, we have picked five to work on at next month's Form-a-Palooza:

  • DC Public Schools Enrollment Packet
  • Child Care Subsidy Application
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Food Truck Health Certificate Application
  • Disability Parking Space & Placard Application

At Form-a-Palooza, you’ll choose one form to work on with a small group of fellow residents. Your goal? To produce a rough prototype of a new and improved version of your form! To help guide you, you’ll hear from the DC Government agency that owns the form as well as experts in user-centered design, plain language, and behavioral insights.

No experience is needed - all are welcome and needed! Free child care will be provided for children between the ages of two and eight (please request a child care spot when registering).

Register HERE.

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Go Fish!

Fishing License

In celebration of the Year of the Anacostia, the Department of Energy and Environment recently launched a new user-friendly online fishing license portal. Residents can purchase a recreational fishing license with as few as two clicks, in as little as two minutes, and at the low cost of just $10. 

Washington, DC has the lowest-priced and best valued fishing license in the nation, so take two minutes to purchase one today and try your hand at catching Washington, DC’s official state fish, the American Shad! #FishDC  

Learn more HERE.

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the ribbon cutting at Portner Flats, the Funk Parade, and the Ward 4 community walk. 

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Pathways to the Middle Class: District Department of Transportation, Forester

Pathways to the Middle Class

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Urban Forestry Division's primary mission is to keep Washington, DC's street canopy healthy, safe, and growing.

DDOT has an opening for a Forester. This position is responsible for the development, planning, and application of urban forestry methods and practices that are directed toward the establishment, restoration, and conservation of urban forests. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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