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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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February 21, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 8

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

If you've been to a Budget Engagement Forum in the past, you know that these are lively events. The conversations are interesting; residents, deputy mayors, and agency directors are passionate; and the decisions are never easy.

We are fortunate that our city has one of the strongest local economies in the nation. But even with a strong economy and the resources to make big investments, building a budget for the entire city still requires us to make difficult decisions.

So, tonight, gather your friends and family, head over to the Arthur Capper Community Center, and get ready to spend the evening figuring out the best way to spend $14.6 billion. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard on what priorities you want to see funded in 2020 and beyond.

If you can't attend tonight, join us on Saturday, February 23 in Ward 7 at the Deanwood Recreation Center or on Monday, February 25 in Ward 4 at Roosevelt High School. Learn more at


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Registration for DPR Summer Camps Opens on Monday, February 25

DPR summer camps

Yesterday may have been a snow day, but it's already time to start planning for this year's summer break. DPR Summer Camp registration opens Monday, February 25, 2018. The 2019 summer camp season begins June 17 and ends August 16. Each camp session is typically two weeks long, but can vary depending on the camp offering.

Registration will remain open until a session is at full capacity or until the first day of the summer camp session. Reduced rates are available for qualifying families, and before and after care is also available at most locations.

For more information, go HERE.

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Submit My School DC Applications for Grades PK3-8 by March 1, 2019

My School DC

The My School DC lottery application for school year 2019-2020 is now open. The application deadline for PK3 through eighth grade is March 1, 2019.

My School DC is the city’s common application and public school lottery for DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the majority of public charter schools (grades PK3-12). 

Families must use the My School DC lottery application to apply to:

  • DCPS PK3 / PK4 programs (including programs at in-boundary DCPS schools); 
  • DCPS citywide and out-of-boundary schools (PK3-12);
  • DCPS selective high schools (9-12); and 
  • all participating public charter schools (PK3-12)

Have questions or need help with your application? Call the My School DC hotline at (202) 888-6336, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email

For more information and to apply, go to

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ICYMI: Early Learning Tax Credit

take the credit

In the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, Mayor Bowser created the Early Learning Tax Credit. By providing DC families with up to $1,000 per eligible child, this tax credit makes child care more affordable. 

Learn more about the Early Learning Tax Credit HERE

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about about the Mayor's visits to Eaton Elementary School for their "We Love DC" showcase and to Houston Elementary School for their African American Read-In event.

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Behavioral Health, Mental Health Specialist

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is to develop, manage, and oversee a public behavioral health system for District residents that is consumer-driven, community-based, culturally competent, and supports prevention, resiliency, and recovery.

DBH has an opening for a Mental Health Specialist. This position is responsible for working with consumers who are in crisis or experiencing a traumatic event, either in their home or in the community. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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