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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 29, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 48

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Small Business Saturday may be behind us, but, with the holiday season in full swing, we still have plenty of opportunities to continue supporting our small and local businesses. Small and local businesses are the backbone of our economy—they hire local, spend local, and keep our business corridors thriving. 

The District's small and local businesses are not just places to shop, they are neighborhood amenities. Our local restaurants and shops add to the vibrancy of our community and create spaces for residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the culture of Washington, DC. From bookstores and coffee shops to game stores and music venues, just like our city, our local businesses offer something for everyone. 

Over these past four years, my Administration has been proud to support small and local businesses through our Small Business Opportunity Guide (also known as the Green Book), the Great Streets program, and through the Made in DC program. Because we know—when our small and local businesses thrive, our community thrives. 


Muriel Bowser

ICYMI: Looking for a local holiday market? Check out this list that our Department of Small and Local Business Development put together. 

In This Week's Newsletter:

Deck the Paws


On Saturday, December 1, join the Bowser Administration at Butterfly Park (49th and East Capitol Street, NE) for Deck the Paws, a holiday-themed pop-up dog park.

Meet Santa Paws, get a festive paw-dicure from Masterpiece Canine Spa, enjoy holiday treats for people and pets, take home a keepsake from the photo booth, and learn about pet services in DC from Metro Mutts, the Humane Rescue Alliance, and Mars Petcare.

Learn more about Deck the Paws HERE

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Grand Re-Opening of the ReEngagement Center


On Wednesday, December 5, the Bowser Administration will celebrate the grand re-opening of the DC ReEngagment Center (100 42nd Street, NE)This event will feature a small program, a youth panel, and a tour of the new location.

The DC ReEngagement Center is a “single door” through which youth ages 16-24 who have dropped out of secondary school can reconnect to educational opportunities and other critical services to support their attainment of a high school diploma or GED.

To learn about the DC ReEngagement Center, RSVP to join us at the opening celebration HERE.

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Join Mayor Bowser at the FitDC Fresh Start 5K Run/Walk


On January 1, 2019, join Mayor Bowser and hundreds of DC residents for the #FITDC Fresh Start 5K. As part of the #FITDC initiative, we are inviting people of all ages to join us for this fun fitness activity. Whether you want to run, walk, or just cheer folks on, this will be a fun event for all.

Registration and packet pickup begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 10:00 a.m. This year's 5K will be in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

Register HERE.

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A District Minute

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This week’s District Minute features stories about the Residences at St. Elizabeths East groundbreaking and the new Dupont Circle Business Improvement District. 

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Child and Family Services Agency, Social Worker

Pathways to the Middle Class

The Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is the District agency responsible for protecting child victims and those at risk of abuse and neglect and assisting their families. CFSA works to improve the safety, permanence, and well-being of abused and neglected children in Washington, DC and to strengthen their families.

CFSA has an opening for a Social Worker. This position is responsible for providing a variety of child welfare casework services, conducting home visits, and responding to crisis situations. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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