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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 30, 2020 | Vol. 6, Issue 5

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

Over the past 40 years, the District's Summer Youth Employment Program has opened doors of opportunity for more than half a million young Washingtonians. This year, thousands more young DC residents will have experiences that help them develop critical work skills, meet mentors, and stay safe throughout the summer.

But first, we need our young people (DC residents between the ages of 14 and 24) to apply and we need employers to partner with us. Tomorrow at noon, applications to do both will open at Applications will be open until February 29, and the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program will run from Monday, June 29 through Friday, August 7.

I know we have many people in our community who want to help our young people succeed. This is your chance: Spread the word that applications open tomorrow. Encourage an employer in DC to participate. Help a young person complete their application. For some youth, these experiences are life-changing. Together, let's make this another successful summer!


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Registration for DPR Spring Programming Opens Monday, Feb. 3

Spring Programming

Registration for the Department of Parks and Recreation's (DPR) spring programming will open on Monday, February 3. From sports programs to leisure activities to senior fitness classes, 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 spring programming, go to

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New: 100 Off-Sidewalk Parking Corrals for Dockless Vehicles


Over the next several months, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will install 100 off-sidewalk dockless scooter and bike parking corrals across the District. The corrals will be installed in the space between stop signs and the start of parking zones, which will improve safety by ensuring illegally parked cars do not block visibility of crosswalks and intersections.

The off-sidewalk corrals were first piloted in business improvement districts and commercial areas where higher numbers of dockless vehicles were expected to be parked. The new locations focus on residential areas where sidewalks are narrower and more likely to be blocked by an improperly parked dockless vehicle. 

Learn more about the corrals HERE and find tips on how to safely park dockless vehicles HERE

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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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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the District's annual Point In Time Count.

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Parks and Recreation, Landscape Architect

Pathways to the Middle Class

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises many of the city's recreation/community centers, parks, athletic fields, playgrounds, spray parks, tennis courts, community gardens, dog parks, and aquatic facilities.

DPR has an opening for a Landscape Architect. This position is responsible for facilitating the efficient development, maintenance, and operation of parks and other sites in DPR's management. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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