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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:
Lindsey Parker

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

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September 1, 2023

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Thank you to the teachers and school staff, principals and administrators, families and students, and everyone else who helped make this a fantastic first week of school! We kicked off the school year at the modernized Raymond Elementary School, joined President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at Eliot-Hine Middle School, and celebrated the first day of pre-K at Smothers Elementary School. At every school, I saw joyful educators and excited students. Let's keep that energy going throughout the school year!

This week, in addition to celebrating our students and educators, we also kicked off 202Creates — our annual month-long celebration of DC's creative community. Throughout the month, we will shine a spotlight on the people who keep DC creative and highlight the programs we're using to keep DC a city where artists and makers can live, thrive, and create.

There are many 202Creates events happening across the city throughout September. Today, for example, there are free concerts happening at multiple locations in the Art to Go-Go Anacostia Arts & Culture District. The concerts kicked off at noon and will go throughout the evening; you can find more information HERE.  At the end of the month, we will come together for two DC favorites: Art All Night and the 38th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Find a full calendar of events on 202creates.com.


Muriel Bowser
First Day of PreK

View photos from events this week on Facebook

In This Week's Newsletter:

Next Week: Trash Collection Slides


On Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day, the Department of Public Works will not collect household trash and recycling. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” for the remainder of the week into Saturday. For example, households that normally receive trash and recycling collections on Monday, September 4 will be serviced on Tuesday, September 5.   

The Benning Road Transfer Station is also closed for renovations until further notice. The Fort Totten Transfer Station will be closed to the public on Monday, September 4.

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Saturdays in September: Bollywood Dance Fitness Series


Join the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs on Saturday mornings in September for exciting Bollywood dance fitness sessions! The dance sessions will be led by seasoned instructor Shuchi Buch from the Taal Academy of Dance who will teach the dynamic movements of Bollywood dance through music, culture, and rhythm.

  • When: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Chinatown Park (5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW)
  • Register to attend HERE

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SAVE THE DATE: National Maternal and Infant Health Summit

maternal health summit

On Tuesday, September 19, join Mayor Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives for the 6th Annual National Maternal and Infant Health Summit.

The summit will convene DC residents, elected officials, health and education experts, media personalities, and community-based partners to collaborate and explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

This year’s summit will allow attendees to learn about topics such as returning to work following live births, pregnancy loss, increasing Medicaid re-enrollment, and promoting family-friendly policies in the workplace.

  • When: Tuesday, September 19 
  • Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW)
  • Register to attend HERE

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September 12: Job Fair at the Anacostia Library

job fair

Join the DC Department of Human Resources for a job fair to learn about available positions in the DC region and meet with prospective employers for interviews. Positions are currently available in administration, customer service, food and services, government, logistics, retail, security, and more.  

  • When: Tuesday, September 12 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Road SE)
  • Register to attend and learn more HERE.

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