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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

Interim City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

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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September 4, 2020 

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

The District's National Maternal and Infant Health Summit is less than two weeks away, and I hope you will join us at this year's all-virtual event.

For the third year in a row, we are bringing together health professionals, advocates, parents, and public officials to discuss maternal and infant health. A mother's health does not begin and end with pregnancy, and we must consider all the factors that keep mothers and babies safe and healthy before, during, and after childbirth.

On Tuesday, September 15, we will kick off the four-day Summit with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Congresswoman Robin Kelly to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mothers and babies and how we can achieve equity in the systems impacting maternal and infant health.

See the full agenda and register at


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Saying Goodbye to Chief Dean and Welcoming Chief Donnelly

Mayor Bowser with Chiefs Dean and Donnelly

Today, Mayor Bowser announced the retirement of Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean after an outstanding five and a half years of service to the District. Chief Dean was a natural leader who helped modernize the department to meet the needs of a growing city. He led efforts to improve the District's fleet; transformed the cadet program; and spearheaded innovative initiatives that keep the community engaged, like the Hands on Hearts CPR program. He will be missed.

Mayor Bowser nominated Assistant Fire Chief John Donnelly to serve as the District's new Chief. Chief Donnelly has been with the department for almost three decades, starting his service as a recruit. He is widely respected within the department and across the community, and is ready to lead DC Fire and EMS into the future.

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First Week of School

Welcome Back to School Tech

This week was full of firsts, but under difficult circumstances, students, families, teachers and school staff, and hardworking members of our tech support team came together and made it work — thousands of young people logged into their classes, met their teachers and peers, and started learning.

If you know a family that still has not enrolled their children in school, please tell them to go to or call (202) 478-5738.

If you need a password reset for your student or have another technology question, start by going to If you still need help after visiting the site, call (202) 442-5885.

For more information about the school year, visit

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Upcoming 202Creates Events


202Creates is a citywide effort, launched by Mayor Bowser in 2016, to amplify, celebrate, and highlight the District’s creative economy. The month-long campaign showcases and engages the District’s entrepreneurial and creative community through an array of virtual performances and events.

Upcoming 202Creates events include:

September 8 - 11: Virtual Podcast Studio Labs

  • September 8 - Strategies for Launch: Equipment, Tools, and Techniques, 12:00 p.m.
  • September 9 - Digital Strategies to Grow Your Reach, 12:00 p.m.
  • September 10 - Content is King: Tips for Creating Powerful Scripts and Interviews, 12:00 p.m.
  • September 11 - Getting to the Money: Monetizing Your Podcast, 12:00 p.m.

September 10: Virtual Masterclass, 202Creates: TV, Film, and Production in a Virtual World, 2:00 p.m.

Learn more at

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Take Care of Your Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

It is normal to be feeling stress, anxiety, and sadness right now. It is also normal to reach out for help in managing these emotions. 

If you need support, we have someone you can talk to — call 1-888-793-4357, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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