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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:
Lamont Akins

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

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January 10, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 2

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

The new year is off to a strong start. Last week, we broke ground on a new grocery store in Ward 8, and on Monday, I introduced three pieces of legislation that will support our efforts to build safer, stronger neighborhoods, expand opportunity, and give all residents a fair shot. 

On Monday, January 14, beginning at 4:00 p.m., I invite you to watch my Second Term Outlook event live at This event will be about looking back on the last four years, having honest conversations about our successes and challenges, and sharing strategies for how District agencies can work with the community to improve the lives of more Washingtonians.

Watch on Monday, continue sharing your stories and ideas at, and go to to find openings in my Administration and to learn more about how you can support the work we're doing to to create new opportunities for the residents of the District of Columbia. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Join Mayor Bowser at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade

MLK Walk and Parade

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, walk with Mayor Bowser in the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade. To join us in honoring the legacy of one of our country's greatest leaders, meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Anacostia Park entrance on Good Hope Road and MLK Jr. Avenue, SE. 

Learn more and RSVP HERE.

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CRIAC Relief

Water Bill Relief

Last week, Mayor Bowser launched two new relief programs to assist eligible residents and nonprofit organizations with paying their DC Water Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (CRIAC).

Over the past 10 years, CRIAC rates have increased to help pay for a $2.7 billion project that will significantly reduce the discharge of raw sewage and stormwater runoff into the Anacostia River, the Potomac River, and Rock Creek. The District recognizes that these increases have imposed a burden on residents and local nonprofits, particularly religious institutions and cemeteries. 

Residents and non-profits can learn more about the CRIAC relief programs HERE

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Stepping Up During the Shutdown

national mall

During the partial federal government shutdown, the District Department of Public Works has taken over trash collection on federal parklands in Washington, DC. As residents and visitors continue stepping up to assist with these efforts, the Mayor's Office of the Clean City is working to ensure that trash collected by volunteers gets picked up in a timely manner. Learn more HERE or by calling the Office of the Clean City at (202) 442-8150. 

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A District Minute

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This week’s District Minute features stories about the groundbreaking of a new Good Food Markets in Ward 8, the District's continued efforts to achieve DC statehood, and the Mayor's press conference kicking off 2019.

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Pathways to the Middle Class: Office of Human Rights, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Pathways to the Middle Class

The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) was established to eradicate discrimination, increase equal opportunity, and protect human rights for persons who live in or visit the District of Columbia. The agency enforces local and federal human rights laws, including the DC Human Rights Act, by providing a legal process to those who believe they have been discriminated against. 

OHR has an opening for an Equal Opportunity Specialist. This position is responsible for investigating complaints, conducting site visits, and testifying as a witness in support of agency findings. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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