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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:
Jackie Reyes-Yanes

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

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June 3, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. We know the urgency to end gun violence. I feel the urgency every single morning when I wake up and every time I am alerted about a victim of gun violence in our city. Americans nationwide feel the urgency each time we reckon with another mass shooting. Gun violence is now the leading cause of death among children and teens in the U.S. 

Still, I do believe that gun violence is a solvable problem. I believe we can build a better, safer path forward and that we can prevent future generations from experiencing the repeated traumas that gun violence inflicts on our communities. 

Today, we launched 202 for Peace, a summer-long, citywide gun violence awareness campaign that will empower community members, connect vulnerable residents to services and young people to safe activities, and provide a platform for the families of victims to voice a shared and common vision of peace. At today's 202 for Peace kickoff, we heard from Crystal McNeal, the mother of 11-year-old Davon McNeal, who was shot and killed in 2020 after leaving a community peace event. Crystal has been through the unimaginable; but, still, she is using her voice to advocate for peace and for a safer DC. 


I know that there are many people in our community who want to get involved in local and national work to end gun violence. 202 for Peace is an invitation to join us in this work. If you're looking for a way to get involved, I encourage you to go check out 202forPeace.dc.gov to learn more and, more importantly, to find an event to attend where you can meet like-minded Washingtonians who believe in a better path forward and a safer, stronger DC. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Tomorrow: FITDC @ BLM Plaza


Tomorrow, on Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m., join Mayor Bowser and FITDC as we commemorate two years since the creation of Black Lives Matter Plaza. The event will feature speakers, a group workout, a live DJ, healthy food and drink options, and vendors representing local Black-owned businesses.

On June 5, 2020, Mayor Bowser unveiled the iconic art installation on the two-block stretch of 16th Street NW that leads to the White House. The iconic mural was created overnight by local artists, the Department of Public Works, and the MuralsDC team. Today, it is a permanent monument. 

Learn more about FITDC @ BLM Plaza HERE

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Also Tomorrow: Open Streets

Open Streets 7th St

This Saturday, June 4, Mayor Bowser and DDOT are hosting the second “Open Streets in Your Neighborhood” event of 2022.

The 1.5 mile route down 7th Street NW will connect Shaw, Mount Vernon Square, Chinatown, and Penn Quarter from Pennsylvania Avenue to Florida Avenue. Programming begins at 9:00 a.m. and the street will be open until 3:00 p.m.

Open Streets is designed for people of all ages and abilities. Want to bike ride uninterrupted across multiple different neighborhoods? Care to join a dancing or fitness class with your friends? Do you prefer to sit back and enjoy the line-up of diverse musical performances? How about bringing the kids out to enjoy family-friendly activities in one of downtown’s most popular corridors without the worry of traffic?  All of these are possible at the 7th Street Open Streets event! 

Learn more at openstreets.dc.gov

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Next Week: Department of Public Works Job Fair

DPW Job Fair

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will host a tow crane job fair on Wednesday, June 8 at the North Michigan Park Recreation Center. DPW will screen qualified applicants for motor vehicle operator vacant positions. Individuals interested in tow truck driver positions should bring: 

  • Valid Commercial Drivers License (Class A or B) 
  • DOT Medical Certificate
  • Resume highlighting their tow truck driver experience. 

Please also bring government issued identification. Job seekers can talk to DPW human resource representatives, apply for vacant positions, and qualified applicants may be invited for an interview, additional screening, or testing.

All individuals who plan to attend the job fair should register

Qualified returning citizens are encouraged to attend.

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RSVP to Walk with Mayor Bowser in the Capital Pride Parade!


The Capital Pride Parade is back and DC residents are invited  to join Mayor Bowser on Saturday, June 11 at the parade as we come together to celebrate DC values!

The Capital Pride Parade is one of Washington, DC's landmark events celebrating the spirit and strength of DC's LGBTQ+ community. 

Learn more and register HERE

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