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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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November 14, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 46

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

When I took office in 2015, I set out to lead a government that delivers services effectively and professionally to residents and businesses across all eight wards. Nearly five years later, DC Government is excelling in many ways—we’re accountable, we’re responsive, and people are voting with their feet by moving to – and staying in – the District.

This week, as we roll out and expand several new public service initiatives—a bigger bike lane enforcement team, an expanded pet waste education initiative, and a 24-hour, self-service vehicles emissions test kiosk—I want to thank not only the 37,000 DC Government employees who keep DC moving forward, but also the hundreds of thousands of DC residents who work with us to build stronger neighborhoods across the District.

Unlike any other community or local government, we function as a city, county, state, and school district, with a focus on everything from potholes to statehood. Just this month, we kicked off both our fall leaf collection program as well as open enrollment at DC Health Link. DC does it all, and we do it all with a commitment to continuous improvement. 

As we head into the Thanksgiving season, I am grateful to be part of a community so committed to working together to live up to and advance our DC values. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

DC's Shelter Hotline

Shelter Hotline

During hypothermia season, residents can help keep everyone safe by calling the Shelter Hotline to report a person experiencing homelessness who may be impacted by extreme temperatures.

Transportation to shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you see someone outside in need of shelter or a welfare check, call the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or dial 311. If there is an immediate risk to safety call 911. When calling, please include the time, the address or location of the person you are concerned about, and a description of the person’s appearance.

Additionally, residents are invited to join Mayor Bowser, the Department of Human Services, and the DowntownDC BID on Thursday, November 21 at Triangle Park (adjacent to the Downtown Daytime Services Center) to raise awareness about services available during the winter months for individuals experiencing homelessness. Learn more HERE

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Now Out: EOTR Podcast Episode 4

EOTR podcast

In episode 4 of the Every Opportunity To Rise podcast, join Director of the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs Ashley Emerson and Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development Polly Donaldson as they describe tools residents can use to purchase a home in Washington, DC. 

Watch HERE and listen HERE

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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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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the LIZ, the Mayor's Arts Awards, and they Mayor's diplomatic and trade mission to Ethiopia

Pathways to the Middle Class: District Department of Transportation, Transportation Planner (Curbside)

Pathways to the Middle Class

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is the District agency that manages and maintains transportation infrastructure in Washington, DC. DDOT's mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

DDOT has an opening for a Transportation Planner (Curbside). This position is responsible for coordinating parking supply and demand policies and programs with numerous internal stakeholders and external partners. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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