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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



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John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

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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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September 5, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 36

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Next week, on Tuesday, September 10, I hope you will join me at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for our second annual National Maternal and Infant Health Summit.

At this year's summit, we are focused on making the health of women and babies a community-wide priority that requires community-wide solutions. A mother's health does not begin and end with pregnancy, and we must consider all the factors that keep mothers and babies safe and healthy before, during, and after childbirth. 

After last year's summit, we created the Thrive by Five Coordinating Council to drive progress on initiatives that improve outcomes for mothers and infants and children from birth to age five. At this year's summit, we will hear from mothers, fathers, health experts, community stakeholders, and more. The goal: to build solutions that work for our families, our communities, and to keep the conversation about maternal and infant health going.  

See the full agenda and register at


Muriel Bowser

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