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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:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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November 15, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 46

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Last week, I challenged all of us to go into the next four years guided by the question: What would you do if were not afraid to fail?

But I don't want you to just think about the question, I want you to share your answers with me. Over these last four years, we've accomplished a lot, and our biggest accomplishments are the results of our biggest dreams and ideas. We had an idea that we could build a state-of-the-art arena in Congress Heights. Last month, we hosted Mary J. Blige in Ward 8. We had an idea that we could replace DC General with smaller programs across our citythe type of short-term family housing you would expect to find in a city as prosperous as ours. This fall, we closed DC General and opened The Kennedy, The Horizon, and The Triumph

What comes next? What are the accomplishments we'll be talking about in 2022?

Together, let's dream big—let's find new ways to spread prosperity and opportunity. Go to dc2me.com to share your DC story, your fresh ideas, and your vision for the future of Washington, DC. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

'Tis the Season to Shop Small

Shop Small

This holiday season, support District businesses by shopping small and local. On Saturday, November 24, the Bowser Administration will celebrate Small Business Saturday, the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses. 

Shop Small is a nationwide movement encouraging people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Shop Small DC campaign promotes shopping and dining in neighborhoods across the District. 

Find more information about Small Business Saturday HERE

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Adoption Day in Court


On Saturday, November 17, Mayor Bowser will celebrate the 32nd Annual Adoption Day in Court. At the event, which is hosted by the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia at the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, judges will formalize 22 new forever families.

Over the last year, CFSA completed 98 adoptions; however, there are still 75 children and youth in need of adoptive homes. Residents interested in fostering or fostering to adopt, should call (202) 671-LOVE (5683) or visit www.fosterdckids.org for more information.

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Resilient DC November Open Houses


In 2016, Washington, DC was selected from more than 1,000 cities around the world to join the network of 100 Resilient Cities. As part of the initiative, Mayor Bowser established Resilient DC within the Office of the City Administrator. The office leads citywide efforts to build resilience to shocks and stresses and oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive Resilience Strategy.

Throughout November, Resilient DC is hosting open houses in all eight wards. Residents are invited to come and learn about the initiative and share their ideas for building resilience to climate change, economic and population growth, and technological change. View the full schedule and RSVP on Facebook and join the conversation online at neighborland.com/resilientdc. We want to hear from you!

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the surprise celebration for DC's 2019 Teacher of the Year, the Mayor's post-Election Day press conference, and Veterans Day. 

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Youth Development Representative

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 Development Representative. This position is responsible for providing direct supervision of youth in the department's care and custody and engaging the youth in a positive and developmentally appropriate mannerAll details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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