Join Us: DC Proud 2023 Inauguration Events

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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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December 16, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

As a city, we have a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to. As we head into 2023 and look ahead to the next four years, I hope you will join me as we come together – our city as a whole – to celebrate, reflect, and strategize at a series of DC Proud 2023 inauguration events.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Inaugural Ball

  • Saturday, December 31, 2022 at The Anthem
  • 8:00 p.m.

FITDC Fresh Start 5K

  • Sunday, January 1, 2023 at Freedom Plaza
  • Packet Pick-Up at 10:00 a.m. | Warm-Up at 10:40 a.m. | 5K Begins at 11:00 a.m.

Inauguration Interfaith Service

  • Monday, January 2, 2023 at Sixth & I
  • 8:00 a.m.

Swearing-In Ceremony for the Mayor, the Council of the District of Columbia, and the Attorney General of the District of Columbia

  • Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • 9:30 a.m.

I am incredibly grateful for the trust of DC residents and the opportunity to lead my hometown, and I’m looking forward to all we can accomplish – together. Whether you can come to one event or all four, I hope to see you there.

All events are free and you can RSVP at


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

January 1, 2023: FITDC Fresh Start 5K

Fresh Start 5K

On January 1, 2023, join Mayor Bowser and thousands of DC residents at Freedom Plaza at 11:00 a.m. for the return of the in-person FITDC Fresh Start 5K. This New Year’s Day tradition is free and open to people of all ages, whether you’re running, walking, or cheering on friends and family. 

Residents who do not preregister online can register at Freedom Plaza on January 1 starting at 10:00 a.m. The 5K will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Register for the Fresh Start 5K HERE.

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Opportunities for 14- to 21-Year-Olds at the District's Achievement Centers

Achievement Centers

Families and young adults are encouraged to check out opportunities for career development and after school programming at the District’s Achievement Centers. The Achievement Centers, which are managed by the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, offer a range of programming led by expert staff who help young people develop their strengths and confidence. The programming is free of charge and open to all District youth ages 14 to 21.

Right now, families can register teens for after school programming and young adults 18- to 21-year-olds can register for January 2023 vocational programming focused on tattoo artistry and microblading.

Interested in registering? Call or visit an Achievement Center:

  • 2101 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE| (202) 645-5787  
  • 450 H Street NW | (202) 576-7299

Learn more HERE.

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Now Out: FY23 Small Business Enterprise Opportunity Guide

FY23 Green Book

Today, Mayor Bowser released the FY23 Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Opportunity Guide, also known as the Green Book. The Green Book assists SBEs in navigating the local government procurement process by providing an agency-by-agency overview of SBE spending availability. 

For the third year in a row, SBEs can search for opportunities in real-time using the interactive dashboard on the Green Book website – The site brings spending data from the Green Book to life with dynamic data that allows businesses to sort opportunities quickly by district agency and product. 

Learn more HERE

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