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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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January 23, 2020 | Vol. 6, Issue 4

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

This week, mayors from across the nation are in Washington, DC for the 88th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. This annual meeting is an opportunity to share best practices, to learn from our challenges, and promote innovative solutions that work for our residents.

This meeting is also an opportunity for me to draw attention to our ongoing fight for DC statehood and the issues that matter most to Washingtonians. At yesterday's opening press conference, I spoke about the need to work together on common-sense gun reforms. Mayors from all over the country and from both parties agree with us that more must be done to keep Americans safe from gun violence. And more must be done do take on the affordable housing crisis. And more must be done to improve our nation's infrastructure and create good-paying jobs for women and men who are trying to take care of their families.

But we also know: cities and towns can't do all this alone—Congress must act on solutions that help us build a safer, healthier, and stronger America. This week and every week, I am proud to represent the work and values of our community. In 2020, let's continue demanding more of our federal government as we fight for the representation that we deserve. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Continuing Conversations on Housing

Continuing Conversations

Join the Bowser Administration at the Howard Theatre on Saturday, February 8 for the third event in a series of citywide discussions on housing. At this event, we will discuss how policies affect the places we call home, and how we will meet Mayor Bowser’s #36000by2025 goal for housing equity.

Learn more and RSVP at

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My School DC Deadline Approaching: February 3, Grades 9-12

My School DC

The application deadline for the My School DC lottery application for grades 9-12 is February 3, 2020. 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)

The application deadline for PK3-8 is March 2, 2020. 

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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Budget Engagement Forums

Budget Engagement Forums

Join fellow DC residents at forums to share your values, priorities, and ideas with the Bowser Administration as the Fiscal Year 2021 budget is developed.

  • Monday, February 10 at 12:00 p.m.: Senior Telephone Town Hall 
  • Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.: Budget Engagement Forum at the Edgewood Recreation Center (301 Franklin Street, NE)
  • Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Budget Engagement Forum at the UDC Student Center (4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
  • Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m.: Budget Engagement Forum at Kenilworth Recreation Center (4321 Ord Street, NE)

Learn more and RSVP HERE

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Open Enrollment Ends Next Week

Open Enrollment

DC residents have one more week - until January 31, 2020 - to get covered and stay covered through DC Health Link., 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 to shop for, compare, and enroll in affordable, high-quality insurance plans.

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the Mayor's Ward 3 community walk, the New Year, New Housing event, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Pathways to the Middle Class: Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Specialist

Pathways to the Middle Class

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is the central technology organization of DC Government. OCTO's mission is to direct the strategy, deployment, and management of DC Government technology with an unwavering commitment to IT excellence, efficiency, and value for government, residents, businesses, and visitors.

OCTO has an opening for an Information Technology Specialist. This position is responsible for providing technical support to DC Government agencies and schools. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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