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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

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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September 30, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

It has been a big week for moving long-awaited projects forward. On Monday, we broke ground on The Asberry at Barry Farm. Barry Farm is the site of so much important history for DC and for families in Ward 8, and The Asberry is the first step toward bringing families and seniors back home.

Then, a day later, we were at Skyland in Ward 7 to do something that hasn't happened in fifteen years: we opened a full-service grocery store East of the River. The new Lidl and the many other amenities that are now at Skyland are the result of 30 years of advocacy from the community. Years ago, community members saw an underutilized parcel of land and saw the potential for more housing, more retail, more opportunity, and for much-needed food access points. Then, through all the ups and downs, the community never gave up on Skyland.


The community in Ward 7 has made clear their vision for Skyland Town Center. I promised we would deliver, and we are keeping that promise. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Happening Tomorrow, Rain or Shine: Georgia Avenue Open Streets

Open Streets

Tomorrow, rain or shine, three miles of Georgia Avenue NW will be open as a safe space for people to walk, bike, scoot, and play — without vehicles. Five activation zones along the route will host hourly programmed classes and demonstrations, including yoga, drum circles, double dutch, traffic gardens, pop-up bike lanes, dancing, and more!

Open Streets is free and accessible to people of all ages and abilities! No cars, just people.

Learn more at

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NEW: Childhood Vaccination Clinics

Vaccination Clinics

From October 3 through November 18, DC Health is partnering with Children's National Hospital to offer childhood vaccination clinics at five locations across the city. The clinics are designed to ensure that any child who is excluded from school because they are noncompliant with the District’s school vaccination policy can receive a vaccination and return to school.

Parents whose children are still not up-to-date on their required vaccinations should first contact their regular pediatric provider to schedule an appointment for vaccinations. If parents do not have a regular pediatric provider or are unable to schedule an appointment with that provider, they can call Children’s National Hospital at 1-888-884-BEAR (1-888-884-2327) and request to schedule an appointment for general pediatrics. Because all pediatric providers, including these clinics, may receive a large number of requests for appointments, DC Health encourages parents to schedule those appointments now. This will reduce the number of days that children may be excluded from school.

The clinics will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Learn more HERE

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Accepting Nominations for the SOMOS DC Community Awards


Mayor Bowser and the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs are accepting nominations for the SOMOS DC Community Awards. Know an outstanding member of the Latino community who has committed their time to advancing DC values? Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

  • Housing 
  • Health & Wellness
  • Public Safety
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Arts & Creative Economy
  • Good Governance (applicable only to District government employees)
  • Lifetime Achievement (long-standing relationship with and commitment to serving the Latino community)

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, October 7. Learn more and nominate someone HERE

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