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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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May 2, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 18

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Yesterday, we kicked off the 2019 Safer Stronger DC Summer Crime Prevention Initiative (SCI) – a coordinated effort to reduce violent crime in specific areas in the District through strategic prevention and coordinated enforcement. Every year for nearly ten years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified areas of the city that have experienced a high density of violence and then utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those focus areas during the summer months.

Last year, compared to the previous summer, the 2018 target areas saw a 25 percent decrease in assaults with a deadly weapon, a 34 percent decrease in burglaries, and 15 percent decrease in overall violent crime.

One way we're asking residents to help us build safer neighborhoods is by participating in our Private Security Camera Incentive Program. Through the program, residents, landlords, and businesses can receive vouchers and rebates to install high-quality security camera systems on their properties. We've already deployed more than 14,000 cameras across the city, and the footage from these cameras continues to help us solve crimes. 

Learn more about the Private Security Camera Incentive Program HERE


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Join Us on Wednesday, May 8 at the Resource and Empowerment Expo

Empowerment Expo

On Wednesday, May 8, join Mayor Bowser, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment Services, and the District of Columbia Public Schools at the Find Your Future Citywide Resource and Empowerment Expo. At the expo, residents in need of employment, housing, education, or public benefits can connect with needed services on site.

Register for the expo HERE

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This Saturday: All Hands on Tech

all hands on tech

The Bowser Administration and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) will host All Hands On Tech on Saturday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Benning Library in Ward 7.

This initiative is run by OCTO and the Connect.DC program to provide District residents with free technical support, including laptop repairs, virus assistance, and smartphone troubleshooting. 

Interested residents can text FIXED to 83224 or visit connect.dc.gov to preregister and to get details. For more information, please contact Connect.DC's Resident Engagement Specialist Akilah Everett at Akilah.everett@dc.gov or (202) 741-8835. A Spanish translator will be available at the event. 

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Tell Us What Your Rec Center Is Missing

DPR is listening

Have an idea for a program or activity that we should bring to a rec center near you? Tell us!

Go HERE to take our quick survey and give us your feedback. 

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the launch of DC's first-ever resilience strategy, the Mayor's annual salute to centenarians, and Friday's press conference with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to defend DC Home Rule

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Protection Specialist

Pathways to the Middle Class

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting Washington, DC. DOEE works collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

DOEE has an opening for an Environmental Protection Specialist. This position is responsible for advising on or performing administrative, enforcement, or program work related to environmental protection and natural resource conservation programs. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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