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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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November 7, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 45

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

This week, I am leading a diplomatic and trade mission to Ethiopia. The DC region is home to more than 30,000 Ethiopian immigrants—the largest population of Ethiopia-born people in the United States. Our Ethiopian community is a valued part of our city and has played a critical role in building the diverse, inclusive, and vibrant Washington, DC that we live in today.

Just as I was proud last summer to proclaim July 28, 2018 “Ethiopia Day in DC,” I am now honored to renew our Sister City agreement with Addis Ababa. Our Sister City agreements with capital cities around the world play a key role in breaking down barriers and building international relationships that allow us to improve the lives of people in DC and abroad.

I have said it many times: Working together, cities have the ability to drive great change. For example, with the White House in the process of formally withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, it will be cities across the U.S. that ensure our nation keeps working to build a stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable planet. 

As I travel to Ethiopia, I am proud that Washington, DC consistently leads on issues that are important to us here at home and important to our friends and partners around the world. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Get Covered, Stay Covered

Open Enrollment

DC residents are reminded that they have until January 31, 2020 to get covered and stay covered through DC Health Link. Individuals and families must enroll by December 15, 2019 for insurance coverage that begins January 1, 2020.

DCHealthLink.com, the District’s state-based health insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act, provides health insurance to more than 16,0000 residents through the individual marketplace and more than 79,000 people through the small business marketplace. Residents can visit DCHealthLink.com to shop for, compare, and enroll in affordable, high-quality insurance plans.

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Conversations with Women Who Lead

Women Who Lead

On Tuesday, November 12, join the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives for Conversations with Women who Lead!

In this edition, hear straight from women leaders in the District on what it takes to lead in the finance industry. Panelists include female chief financial officers, leaders in philanthropy, venture capitalists, and more.

Learn more and RSVP HERE.

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November 15: DC Hires Vets

DC Hires Vets

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs and the DC National Guard, will host its third DC Hires Vets event for veterans and veteran spouses. 

Who: All veterans and veteran spouses are invited to attend. The event is free but registration is required.

What: "DC Hires Vets” will offer attendees the opportunity to meet, apply, and be interviewed for positions with the DC Government and private sector corporations. Further, veterans can meet directly with District agencies and those Federal agencies that provide services to veterans. Select participating agencies will conduct interviews and make contingent job offers on the spot.

Where: DC Armory (2001 E Capitol Street, SE)

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Via will provide free shared rides for veterans to-and-from the event. Riders will enter the promo code “DCGov4Vets” in the Via mobile app, select DC National Guard Armory as either the origin or destination point, and book a ride. Rides are limited to two shared rides per person, and do not include +1s or private rides.

Learn more about required documentation and register HERE

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Registration Now Open for DPR Winter Programming

Winter Programming

Registration is now open for the Department of Parks and Recreation's (DPR) winter programming. From sports programs to leisure activities, we have something for everyone.

To register for a program:

  • visit DPR’s Registration Portal;
  • select an age group;
  • browse location and program type; and
  • select a program, add to cart, and proceed to checkout.

For more information on DPR Winter Programming, go to dpr.dc.gov

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the Women's Empowerment Conference at the Department of Corrections, DC's Kidpreneurs, and the Nationals' World Series victory. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: Metropolitan Police Department, Training Instructor (Physical)

Pathways to the Middle Class

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for Washington, DC. MPD's mission is to protect DC's residents and visitors through high-quality community policing, state-of the-art information technology, and a commitment to innovation.

MPD has an opening for a Training Instructor. This position is responsible for planning and conducting classroom laboratory and/or field instruction sessions as part of the physical training program. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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