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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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May 28, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,  

The sacrifices of our community over the past year and a half have saved lives and gotten us to where we are today – on the cusp of crushing this virus (reminder: if you are not yet vaccinated, get vaccinated). The Fiscal Year 2022 Fair Shot Budget, which I submitted to the Council this week, honors those sacrifices by making big investments in setting our community up for a strong recovery.

In the Fair Shot budget, we invest in what we know will be the pillars of an equitable recovery:

This $17.5 billion budget uses the significant federal aid received through the American Rescue Plan to provide relief, recovery, and growth opportunities for residents and businesses in all eight wards. With this budget, we are doubling down on our commitment to build a more equitable Washington, DC and giving more Washingtonians a fair shot.

Learn more at mayor.dc.gov/fy2022-fairshot-budget


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

This Weekend: Pools & Spray Parks!

Jump In

Pool season is back! Outdoor DPR pools will be open Saturday, May 29, through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Then, pools will remain open on a weekend-only schedule (Saturday and Sunday) through June 27. Starting Monday, June 28, all outdoor pools will operate on individual summer schedules six days a week from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All Spray Parks open Saturday, May 29 and operate daily thereafter, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

DPR’s aquatic inventory includes 18 outdoor pools, 11 indoor pools, 33 spray parks and three children’s pools.

For more information on the summer outdoor pool schedule, visit: dpr.dc.gov/page/outdoor-pools.

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Vaccine Exchange Program

Get Vaccine Her

This week, DC Health and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer launched a new program that connects District organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations as well as District employers, with vaccine providers that can assist with providing COVID-19 vaccinations to large groups in the community or workplace.

Through the Vaccine Exchange Program, organizations are now able to submit requests for a vaccine clinic and vaccine providers are able to accept those requests and schedule clinics.

Organizations interested in offering a vaccination clinic can submit a request at request.vaccineexchange.dc.gov

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DC Will Pay Your Rent & Utility Bills


Through STAY DC, the District will:

  • Pay unpaid rent going back to April 1, 2020
  • Pay forward rent, up to 3 months at a time
  • Pay for water, gas, and electricity expenses on your behalf

We encourage anyone who is struggling to pay their rent or utility bills to visit stay.dc.gov or call 833-4-STAYDC from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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