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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:
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 22, 2023

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

We kicked off this week celebrating the beautiful new Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center on the St. Elizabeths East campus in Ward 8. The new 118,000 square-foot healthcare and research facility will provide a range of services to the community, including primary, dental, and HIV care, behavioral health services, substance use counseling, and a pharmacy.

I encourage you to listen to Commissioner Deborah Wells share the impact that the Max Robinson Center has had on her life.

Whitman Walker

The new Max Robinson Center is on the same campus where we will open the Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center GW Health in 2025. Together, these two state-of-the-art facilities will help transform the way we deliver healthcare in the community. 

The next day, we held our sixth annual National Maternal and Infant Health Summit where we spoke about what it means to support moms and families and what it means to build a village that supports families. 

The takeaway from both of these events is the same as the message shared in Deborah's testimony: when we invest in and support our people, we can make big things happen and we can build strong families and communities


Muriel Bowser
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In This Week's Newsletter:

Saturday 9/23: DCPS Block Party (Rain or Shine)

DCPS Block Party

Tomorrow, rain or shine, join the DC Public Schools Back to School Block Party — a celebration to welcome students, families, teachers, administrators, and community members to the new school year. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and gather materials from community organizations and District agencies, including health and wellness, food access, and college and career readiness resources. There will be free food and fun activities for all ages including a moon bounce, face painting, and student performances.

Learn more HERE

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Saturday & Sunday: Fiesta DC

Fiesta DC Parade

Walk with Mayor Bowser at the Fiesta DC Parade: Residents are invited to walk with Mayor Bowser in the parade of nations celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!  

  • Sunday, September 24 @ 12:00 pm 
  • Starting point: 700 Constitution Avenue NW (the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW)
  • Learn more:

Fiesta DC Festival: The two-day festival includes a wide range of entertainment and great food from a wide variety of Latino cultures. 

  • Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Between 3rd and 7th Streets)
  • Learn more: 

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Wednesday 9/27: Senior Prom

Senior Prom

Calling all 55+ residents! Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Department of Parks and Recreation's Senior Prom: A Night at the Cotton Club.

Prepare to be transported back in time to the glamour and glitz of the Roaring Twenties, where the music is hot and the dance floor is sizzling. This free event will feature catered food and gifts. Space is limited and registration is required. Secure your spot at the elegant affair now at

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