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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 24, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 21

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

It's that time of year again - June is just around the corner and families across Washington, DC are preparing to have a safe, fun, and productive summer. 

Tomorrow, we'll kick off the outdoor pool season with a celebration at Randall Recreation Center. And this year, we have something extra to celebrate. After hearing your feedback, we made some changes, and, this summer, our outdoor pools will open an hour earlier. 

Of course, our pools are just one part of the fun. The Department of Parks and Recreation also has engaging summer campsprogramming for residents of all ages, and family movie nights. The Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs hosts summer movie nights and fitness sessions in Chinatown Park. Among many other events, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity is hosting a Marvin Gaye Summer Concert Series in Ward 7. And from events at our public libraries to our summer school programs to the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program, there is so much more available to help our young people stay safe and engaged throughout the summer months. 

Together, let's spread the word about all that's going on and make this a safe and fun summer. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Closing Out innoMAYtion


Throughout May, the Bowser Administration has been putting the spotlight on the movement makers, barrier breakers, and knowledge seekers that make Washington, DC the capital of inclusive innovation. And now, there is just one week left to celebrate innoMAYtion 2018.

Upcoming innoMAYtion events:

Learn more and find a full list of events at

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May Is National Foster Care Month


Last week, in recognition of National Foster Care Month, Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) Director Brenda Donald spoke about the District's progress in serving children and families in Washington, DC. Watch Director Donald's Facebook interview HERE to learn more about the District's Foster and Adoption Program.

In addition, residents interested in adopting or fostering children and teens in Washington, DC can attend an informational session at CFSA where representatives from the agency will provide an overview of the District's program and answer questions. The next sessions are tonight at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. Get more information and/or RSVP by calling (202) 671-LOVE (5683) or by visiting

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ICYMI: Mayor Bowser Announces New Child Care Spaces

Child Care Spaces

Last week, Mayor Bowser awarded two new child care spaces to CommuniKids and Kiddie University, one space at the University of the District of Columbia in Ward 3 and the other at the Deanwood Recreation Center in Ward 7.  

The announcement is the latest step in the Bowser Administration's efforts to create approximately 1,000 new infant and toddler seats to better meet the needs of families in Washington, DC. Learn more about the Administration's work around early child care HERE.

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A District Minute

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This week’s District Minute features stories about the new child care spaces at UDC and the Deanwood Recreation Center, the groundbreaking for 191 workforce housing and multi-family units in the Parkside community, and the Bowser Administration's progress in building a more bike-friendly city.

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Pathways to the Middle Class: District Department of Transportation, Civil Engineer (Green Infrastructure)

Pathways to the Middle Class

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Infrastructure Management Division is responsible for the design, engineering, and construction of roadways, bridges, and large infrastructure projects in the District of Columbia.

DDOT has an opening for a Civil Engineer. This position serves as a technical specialist in the Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Program and manages stormwater retrofit design and construction projects to meet federal and local regulatory requirements. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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