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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Faith Gibson Hubbard

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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April 9, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

For over a year, we have been in this together. Now, by getting our community vaccinated, we can recover and heal together.

On Monday, April 12 - in just a few days - all DC residents 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington, DC. I am asking all residents to pre-register right now so that as soon as a vaccination appointment is available, we can reach out to you. 


Vaccine PSA


And I know I've said it many times before, but please help us spread the word about how to pre-register and the importance of getting vaccinated. While we have been knocking on doors, making phone calls, sending out mailers, and so much more, we know that for many people, especially people who may be nervous to get vaccinated, the best and most effective communication comes from the people closest to them. 

Make sure your friends and family know:

  1. The vaccines are safe and very effective
  2. The vaccines are free for everyone 
  3. You can pre-register for an appointment by going to vaccinate.dc.gov or by calling 1-855-363-0333

The end is in sight. Take the shot, DC.


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Update: Next School Year

Next School Year

This week, Mayor Bowser met with public school leaders and shared updates to the uniform per student funding formula (UPSFF) as well as her vision for the upcoming school year.

The Mayor announced that her Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal will include a 3.6% increase to the UPSFF foundation level, for a total of more than $2 billion to serve an estimated 98,528 students in DC’s traditional public schools and public charter schools. In addition to this local investment, Mayor Bowser announced that the District will receive from the American Rescue Plan a third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds totaling over $386 million.

Additionally, the Mayor shared that in the fall of 2021, she expects all public schools in Washington, DC to fully open for in-person learning, five days a week, with all educators back in the classroom.

Learn more HERE

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DPR Summer Hiring Town Hall

DPR Hiring

On Thursday, April 15, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is hosting an online information session to help people learn about the 500+ positions that DPR will fill for Summer 2021.

This virtual town hall will feature an overview of specific summer positions within various departments like:

  • Aquatics 
  • Camps
  • Food & Nutrition  
  • Roving Leaders
  • Community Recreation 

DPR will also be discussing their Summer Safety Plan and all the efforts to keep staff and customers safe. Learn more about how to join the information session HERE

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Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair

Teacher Fair

EdFuel, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, and the DC Public Charter School Board will host a two-day, citywide DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The fair is geared toward both current and prospective teachers and will allow candidates to connect virtually with DC-based schools, educator preparation programs, and District-wide support agencies. 

Learn more and register HERE

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