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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:
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 31, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 22

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Tomorrow, people across the nation will wear orange in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. We will honor the thousands of lives lost to gun violence every year and call for swift action to build a safer futurea future where Americans do not fear gun violence in their schools, churches, or communities.

This annual call to action follows months of people young and old demanding sensible gun control. And it comes in the midst of our own efforts here at home to get illegal guns off our streets and to stop the senseless violence that has already taken too many lives.

This past weekend, we lost four members of our community to gun violence: Alexander, Venius, Jaquon, and Anthony. We pray for their families and friends, but we must do more than just praywe must continue to take action. So we will continue to deploy additional public safety resources to our neighborhoods experiencing spikes in violent crime; we will double down on our efforts to engage our young people and connect residents to employment opportunities; and we will continue to build the partnerships that our violence interrupters rely on to be effective. But we also know that ending gun violence is going to take a community-wide effort.

We must work together to get illegal guns out of our neighborhoods. If you know about illegal guns in your home or neighborhood, we urge you to contact MPD's anonymous tip hotline by calling (202) 727-9099 or by texting 50411. 


Muriel Bowser
Facebook Live

ICYMI: Watch the conversation above to learn more about how the Bowser Administration is working to keep residents safe through engagement and opportunity. 

In This Week's Newsletter:

Register Today: 10th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show

Housing Expo

Throughout June, the Bowser Administration will celebrate “June Housing Bloom,” the District's annual month-long initiative to showcase how the public and private sectors are partnering to produce and preserve affordable housing, increase homeownership, end homelessness, and support neighborhoods across Washington, DC.

Join us on Saturday, June 9 at the 10th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show. The all-day event features homeownership information and guidance for current and potential homeowners, financial literacy training, information about resources for aging in place, and more.

Learn more and register HERE.

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Immigrant Heritage Month Kickoff

Immigrant Heritage Month


On Tuesday, June 5, join the Bowser Administration at the kickoff of Immigrant Heritage Month. The celebration will include an interactive art display, food trucks, and performances that showcase the diversity of Washington, DC.

Learn more HERE.

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DCPS Book Club

DCPS Book Club

DC Public Schools is launching its first-ever, citywide book club! Students, parents, and community members are invited to join Chancellor Alexander for empowering conversations on important issues affecting our schools and community. Together, we will explore themes of race, ethnicity, and culture; gender identity and empowerment; and the joys of learning and discovery.

The first book club meeting will take place on June 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Brookland Middle School. 

Learn more and find the list of books at dcps.dc.gov/bookclub.

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the Great Graffiti Wipeout, the groundbreaking for new affordable housing for formerly homeless veterans on the campus of Walter Reed, and the kickoff of DC's outdoor pool season

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Youth Treatment Manager

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is to provide court-involved youth the opportunity to become more productive residents by building on the strengths of youth and their families in the least restrictive, most home-like environment consistent with public safety.

DYRS has an opening for a Youth Treatment Manager. This position is responsible for the on­-site management of a residential living facility. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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