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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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September 17, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

We often say that DC is a city that has something for everyone, and that is particularly true this weekend. There are so many activities happening across the city. From H Street Festival to the Howard-Hampton game at Audi Field, this weekend is about celebrating DC values and DC culture. There's roller skating downtown...a concert at Capital One Arena and music at venues across DC...art at the DC Walls festival...history at President Lincoln's Cottage...comedy at the DC Comedy Festival...baseball at Nats Park...and so much more. 

So, this weekend, grab your mask, remind yourself why DC is the greatest city in the world, and, as always, help protect our DC values and keep our community safe — if you see something suspicious, say something

Have a great weekend, DC. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

If You See Something, Say Something

See Something, Say Something

DC is open this weekend, and as we enjoy all our city has to offer, residents and visitors are reminded to report suspicious activity. 

If you see or hear things that seem out of the ordinary you can:

  • report immediate threats or emergencies by calling 911
  • report suspicious behavior or activity by calling MPD's tip line at (202) 727-9099
  • make a report through MPD's iWatch website: iwatchdc.org
  • text MPD's tip line at 50411

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Children's National Is Coming to the New Hospital at St. Elizabeths East

Mayor at National Maternal and Infant Health Summit

At this year's National Maternal and Infant Health Summit, Mayor Bowser announced that an agreement is in place to have Children’s National pediatricians, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical staff operate and provide professional services at the new hospital at St. Elizabeths East. Specifically, Children’s National will staff and operate the pediatric emergency department and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The agreement between Universal Health Services and Children’s National is another step in establishing a robust system of health care in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. The new hospital is scheduled to open in 2024. Learn more HERE

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Free Access to the Canopie Maternal Mental Health Program & App

Canopie App

During the National Maternal and Infant Health Summit, Mayor Bowser and Thrive by Five DC, led by Dr. Faith Gibson Hubbard, announced a partnership to provide free access to a Canopie, a research-based maternal mental health program and app that uses clinically validated techniques recommended for preventing and treating depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

The Canopie program has been designed to address the key barriers that keep mothers and childbearing parents from getting help – including time, stigma, childcare, and cost. The app uses clinically validated therapeutic techniques and helps individuals understand and manage common challenges from pregnancy through early parenthood and motherhood. It features a customized 10-day program with audio sessions in English and Spanish, along with personalized coaching to address the key challenges that a mother or birthing parent may be having.

Those who are pregnant or new parents in the District can find the app by searching for “Canopie App” in the app store, and then clicking “I live in Washington DC.”

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Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of September 11

September 11 Ceremony

On Saturday, Mayor Bowser joined members of the Council of the District of Columbia, local public safety officials, and members of the interfaith community to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. They gathered in a solemn ceremony outside of DC Fire and EMS Engine 16. 

Among the nearly 3,000 lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks were 11 Washingtonians and many other members of the DC community, including the unconscionable loss of three District of Columbia Public School students, all only eleven years old. The students, along with three of their teachers and two members of the National Geographic Society, were embarking upon a field trip to a marine sanctuary in California when their flight crashed into the Pentagon.

Read more about the event HERE, and watch the ceremony HERE.

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