Happy Women's History Month, DC

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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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March 3, 2023

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Happy Women's History Month, DC! We know that every day, across all eight wards, women and girls are winning for Washington, DC. From the thousands of women in DC Government who go above and beyond for our city, to the students who make us proud in schools across DC, including at our fantastic all-girls Excel Academy, and all the women and girls who lead in our community every day — in government, in families and faith communities, at work and in schools, on sports teams and in so many other ways.

If you know a shero, we want you to nominate her to be recognized at our Sheroes: Stories of Service event on Thursday, March 9.

DC Shero

You can submit your nominations HERE


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:


5K HerStory

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 4, join residents from across DC at the 5th annual FITDC HerStory 5K. The FITDC HerStory 5K is a Women’s History Month tradition that routinely draws in over 2,500 participants from all eight wards. Enjoy a scenic race route down Pennsylvania Avenue NW, women-owned business vendors, live DJs, and a 360-photo booth.

Registration is free and individuals can register at herstory5k.com. Same-day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m.

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Deadline Extended: Register for MBSYEP by Monday, March 6

Summer jobs

The deadline to submit an application for the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program has been extended to Monday, March 6.

District youth between the ages of 14 to 24 are encouraged to apply online at summerjobs.dc.gov.

Young people will participate in six weeks of paid work experience through subsidized placements in the private and public sectors. Orientation begins on Monday, June 26 and the program ends on Friday, August 4.

Employers who are interested in hosting participants are also encouraged to reach out through summerjobs.dc.gov.

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Help Us Redesign DC.gov

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The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is redesigning DC.gov to create a website that is easy to navigate, provides resources, and best serves our residents and businesses. Help redesign DC’s online front door – providing a simpler, fairer, and faster experience for all of DC.

Have your voice heard in two ways:

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COVID Centers to Close on March 31

COVID Center Update

Today, DC Health announced that the District’s COVID Centers will close on March 31.The decision to close the COVID Centers comes after the District has experienced a significant drop in COVID-19 cases, high vaccination uptake, and an increase in the availability of vaccines and testing kits for at-home use. Similar actions are being taken at the federal level and by other jurisdictions around the nation.

According to DC Health, the District’s COVID Centers provided residents with:

  • More than one million free masks;
  • More than 80,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, boosters, and flu vaccine;
  • More than 400,000 rapid antigen COVID-19 testing kits; and
  • Nearly 40,000 PCR tests.

Residents still have convenient options to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, booster, or test kits, including through:

For more information on COVID-19 testing and vaccinations visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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