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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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February 27, 2020 | Vol. 6, Issue 9

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

We say it all the time: Washington, DC is a city that has something for everyone – from world-class museums to world-champion sports teams, from playgrounds to monuments, from Michelin-starred restaurants to concert halls and nightclubs. DC is no longer a one-business, government town with a 9-5 schedule. We are a city of innovators, creatives, and change-makers – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are also a growing city, now more than 700,000 residents strong. But it’s not just our population that is growing – so, too, is tourism, our business corridors, and our nightlife and culture industry. 

After establishing the Office of Nightlife and Culture in 2018, this week we released a first-of-its-kind report on the state of our nightlife industry. Currently, our city’s nightlife industry is thriving –it's a $7.1 billion industry that supports nearly 65,000 jobs, more than 2,400 businesses, and $562 million in annual tax revenue. 

What we know today is that one of the best ways to support nightlife workers from across the region is to return late-night service at Metro. It's simple: We need a Metro that stays open as late as our region.

Join me in telling WMATA that you support restoring late-night service hours in their upcoming budget


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Monday, March 2: My School DC Deadline for PK3-8

My School DC

The application deadline for the My School DC lottery application for PK3-8 is Monday, March 2, 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)

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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Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camps

Registration for 2020 Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) summer camp season opened on Monday, February 24. Registration is rolling, with a limited number of programs opening each day over a one-week period. Following rolling registration, DPR summer camps remain open until full capacity is reached and/or the first day of the summer camp session.

DPR provides a wide variety of summer camp experiences for youth ages 3–17. Summer camps will take place June 24–August 21, 2020. Most camps are offered 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day, but hours vary by program.

Learn more HERE

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Next Week: DCHR Virtual Hiring Fair

DCHR Hiring Fair

Next week, on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, the DC Department of Human Resources will host a virtual hiring fair, a two-day event aimed at enhancing the interaction between residents, recruiters, and hiring managers in DC Government.

The virtual hiring fair will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on both days. The virtual format allows residents to chat with recruiters and hiring managers from their preferred location with convenience and flexibility. 

Learn more about registering for the hiring fair HERE

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Expanding the MPD Cadet Program

Cadet Program

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Cadet Corp Program gives DC high school graduates a scholarship to the University of the District of Columbia and a part-time job while they attain the 60 college credits needed to enter the police academy. The program ensures that a steady stream of DC youth are actively recruited as future police officers. 

This week, Mayor Bowser announced that she will propose a $3.4 million investment for Fiscal Year 2021 to expand the Cadet Corp Program. With this funding, MPD would double the number of current cadets, hiring approximately 100 more cadets to the program.

Watch the Mayor's conversation with two current cadets HERE

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about Mayor Bowser signing legislation to make Go-Go the official music of Washington, DC, the new short-term family housing shelter in Ward 6, and the Mayor's conversation with cadets. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Behavioral Health, Peer Counselor

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is to develop, manage, and oversee a public behavioral health system for District residents that is consumer-driven, community-based, culturally competent, and supports prevention, resiliency, and recovery.

DBH has an opening for a Peer Counselor. This position is responsible for utilizing shared experiences and knowledge to engage individuals in the community to promote utilization of behavioral health services. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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