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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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December 27, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 52

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

The new year is just around the corner, which means it's been almost four years since we started our work to build more pathways to the middle class and give more Washingtonians a fair shot. Each year, our city has made me proud; together, we have continuously challenged ourselves to make our city safer, stronger, greener, and more inclusive. This year was no different. From closing DC General to opening the Entertainment and Sports Arena, we made good on some of our biggest commitments and continued advancing our DC values. 

In just the past year, we:

Thank you for making 2018 a year to remember. Let's continue the work in 2019.


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

2019 Inauguration Events


On Tuesday, January 1, Mayor Bowser will kick off the 2019 Inauguration schedule. The celebration will commemorate the inauguration of Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is the first woman to be re-elected as the mayor of Washington, DC. All events are open to the public.

More information can be found at www.dcproud2019.com

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Celebrate the New Year with Mayor Bowser at the FitDC Fresh Start 5K


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 New Year's Day 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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Christmas Tree Recycling

tree recycling

The District offers two environmentally-friendly ways for residents to recycle Christmas trees and greenery. 

Between January 14 and February 2, residents can put their trees and greenery out with trash and recycling. Trees placed out after February 2 will be picked up as space in trucks permits, but will not be composted. (This collection service is only available to residents who are serviced by DPW.) 

Residents can also bring their trees and greenery to either of the District’s transfer stations - the Fort Totten Transfer Station (4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE) or the Benning Road Transfer Station (3200 Benning Road, NE).

Before disposing of a tree or greenery, all ornaments and lights should be removed. Residents are also asked not to bag their trees or greenery. Learn more HERE.

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ICYMI: Share Your Story at dc2me.com


As Mayor Bowser prepares for her second term, she wants to hear from DC residents. District residents are encouraged to share their DC story. Together, let's dream big—let's find new ways to spread prosperity and opportunity across all eight wards.

Go to dc2me.com to share your DC story, your fresh ideas, and your shared vision for the future of Washington, DC. 

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about A Home for the Holidays, the celebration of some DC heroes, and the recent New Columbia Statehood Commission meeting. 

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Pathways to the Middle Class: District Department of Transportation, Landscape Architect

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the District Department of Transportation's Urban Forestry Division is to manage and increase the District's street trees to improve air quality, increase ground water retention that minimizes runoff and flooding, and provide other benefits to the community. 

The Urban Forestry Division has an opening for a Landscape Architect. This position is responsible for providing a variety of professional landscape architectural services. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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