Ward 4, Mayors Office on Community Relations and Services

Ward 4, Mayors Office on Community Relations and Services This page is used to connect with residents & share information on Public Safety across the District.

Operating as usual


Ronald Austin Funeral
Monday April 9th
19th Street Baptist Church
4606 16th Street NW
Washington DC
Viewing 10am to 12pm
Service 12pm


Join Mayor Bowser for this year’s Every Day Counts/Slow Down campaign! As part of the Every Day Counts Tour, we will focus on increasing awareness about the impact of absenteeism in our schools. We will also remind drivers to Slow Down to keep our children safe.

When: Monday, August 21,2017
Where: Tenleytown Metro, Intersection Wisconsin Ave/Albemarle St NW
Time : 3:00-4:30pm


I wanted to make you aware of Mayor Bowser's statement below on a fourth unthinkable sign of hate that was reported in our city this week - this time in one of our Ward 7 neighborhoods.

Statement from Mayor Bowser: We are an inclusive city, and we do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance and fear. I have directed the Metropolitan Police Department to investigate these incidents, the Office of Human Rights to activate our hate crimes protocol and the Office of Religious Affairs to engage faith leaders to be a resource for residents. We also ask the public call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text 50-411 if you have information about these incidents.

Our diversity is what makes us stronger, and we will not relent in promoting and defending DC Values. We do not take these incidents lightly, and we will not accept that signs of hate are signs of our time.

Inclement Weather Updates | District of Columbia Public Charter School Board

On Wednesday, March 15 DC Public Schools (DCPS) will open with a two hour delay, and DC Government will open on time. In addition, regularly scheduled after care and after school activities will occur at all DCPS schools. For updates on delays and closures at DC Public Charter Schools, families can track the DC Public Charter School Board’s inclement weather page at http://www.dcpcsb.org/inclement-weather-updates.

During the 2016-17 school year, this page will contain the most recent status updates for DC Public Charter Schools due to inclement weather.


ANC 4D monthly meetings have been moved to a new location. Beginning Tues, Feb 21st at 7:00pm the new location will be the Washington Latin PC (Rudolph Elementary School) at 5200 2nd Street.

See everyone there!


Next week, Mayor Bowser's Administration will celebrate Education Week in the District of Columbia. We would love to have you join us as we highlight the progress we’ve made, and as we look ahead to how much further we need to go to ensure that all of our students receive a high-quality education.

DC Education Week Kickoff
· When: Monday, January 30th at 10:30am
· Where: DC Bilingual Public Charter School - 33 Riggs Rd NE
· Details: Mayor Bowser will renew the Districts commitment to educational equity for all students. The Mayor will also announce the award of the Keene School building to DC Bilingual and other education-related initiatives.

Community Conversations

Let's talk about public safety. Do you know of any community and government partnerships that have worked well to keep our streets safe?
Please join Mayor Bowser for a conference call to discuss. She wants to hear from you!
When: Saturday, January 28
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Where: conference call
Register @

Join Mayor Bowser on a Community Conversations call to discuss public safety in Washington, DC. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1pm. Translation will be available in Spanish, Amaharic, and Mandarin Chinese Register here to join the call For more information please email: [email protected] W...



January 20, 2017

Joint Information Center – (202) 481-3095; [email protected]

Bowser Administration to Brief Media on Inauguration Day Events

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, Mayor Bowser and Administration officials will provide a public safety update related to the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Peter Newsham, Metropolitan Police Department Interim Chief

Friday, January 20, at 5:30 p.m.

Department of Health (First Floor - Lobby)
899 North Capitol Street, NE
*Closest Metro: Union Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].


Social Media:
58th Presidential Inauguration Twitter: @Inaug2017
58th Presidential Inauguration Website: inauguration.dc.gov

Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov


Tonight, starting at 9:00 p.m., the District Snow Team will deploy 50 plows to be ready for the possibility of light snow to fall overnight. With a 30 percent probability of snow, crews will focus attention on bridges, elevated structures, overpasses, and ramps. While little accumulation is expected, temperatures will be below freezing and possible single-digit wind chill temperatures may occur on Thursday. Motorists are asked to drive carefully and remove any snow from their vehicles before travelling. Property owners, as a precaution, should spread an abrasive – rock salt, deicer or non-clumping kitty litter – on their sidewalks. The Snow Team has seen good results using pet-friendly deicer.

Since this is the first predicted snowfall of the season, it is a good time to remind property owners – residential and commercial – that they are required to remove snow from their sidewalks within the first eight hours of daylight after a storm ends, otherwise they may be subject to enforcement actions. Residents who are homeowners, age 65 or older and/or living with a disability may be eligible for an exemption from this requirement. For further information about the exemption process and to receive an application, call 311.

Tomorrow, the Department of Human Services (DHS) in collaboration with the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) will activate the city's Cold Emergency Plan. The Cold Emergency will be activated during the morning hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. at it will stay activated until Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. Under a “Cold Emergency Alert” additional services and supports are provided to protect residents from life-threatening illness and injury associated with severe cold weather.

Key services provided during Cold Emergency Alerts include:

Access to Emergency Shelter—Low-barrier, Hypothermia, and Overflow emergency shelters are open during Hypothermia and Cold Alerts. Access to Overnight Warming Sites—In order to provide access to a warm and safe facility, designated public buildings, such as recreation centers, may open during the day or overnight. In cases where residents choose not to use the traditional low-barrier or hypothermia emergency shelters, these warming sites offer a warm and safe place to spend the night. Individuals may access these sites on their own or by contacting the Shelter Hotline for transportation. Overnight Warming Sites shall be in operation from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Some sites may open later than 7:00 p.m. based on regularly scheduled business operations.

Transportation to Warmth and Safety—Free transportation to an emergency shelter or warming site is provided to anyone experiencing homelessness in the District during a Cold Emergency Alert. To request transportation to shelter for persons in DC who are experiencing homelessness, contact the toll-free Shelter Hotline: (202) 399-7093 or 311. Include the time, the address or location of the sighting, and a description of the person’s appearance. Families seeking emergency shelter can also visit the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Monday - Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Families can also call the DC Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 at any time day or night.

The following are low barrier and alert night emergency shelters and warming site locations:

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters for Women

-New Covenant Baptist Church: 1301 W Street, SE
-Community of Christ Church: 3526 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
-Sherwood Recreation Center: 640 10th Street, NE
-Nativity Shelter: 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters for Men

-Banneker Recreation Center: 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
-Kennedy Recreation Center: 1401 7th Street, NW
-Sacred Heart Church: 16th Street and Park Road, NW
-Salvation Army: 3335 Sherman Avenue, NW
-Community for Creative Non-Violence: 425 2nd Street, NW
-Adams Place Shelter: 2210 Adams Place, NE
-801 East Shelter: 801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
-Raymond Recreation Center: 3725 10th Street, NW

Co-Ed Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters

-Emery Recreation Center: 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW
-King Greenleaf Recreation Center: 201 N Street, SW

Low-Barrier Emergency Shelters

Low-barrier Emergency Shelters for Women

- Harriet Tubman Shelter: DC General Building 9,
1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
- Nativity Shelter: 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW
- Patricia Handy Place for Women: 810 5 Street, NW

Low-barrier Emergency Shelters for Men

- 801 East Shelter: 801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
- Adams Place Shelter: 2210 Adams Place, NE
- New York Avenue Shelter: 1355-57 New York Avenue, NE

Mayor Bowser is also urging residents to prepare for winter weather.

Winter storms can include extreme cold, high winds, freezing rain, sleet, and/or snowfall. Severe winter storms can cause blocked roads, downed power lines, power outages, transportation accidents and loss of life. To prepare for winter storms, residents are encouraged to heed the following suggestions:

For Your Family

· Make a family emergency plan. Your family members may not all be in one place when a winter event occurs. It is important to know how you will contact one another, how and where you will meet, and what you will do in case of an emergency. Plan how to communicate if you lose power, and keep a list of family members’ phone numbers along with other important numbers that may be needed during an emergency.
· Charge your cell phone so you have a full battery. Consider buying a solar or battery powered phone charger.
· Have all prescription and other medications in full supply for family members and pet(s).
· Stock up on fresh bottled water and food that does not need to be cooked, along with a manual can opener.
· If going outside, dress for the weather. Wearing several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing is better than wearing one layer of heavy clothing.

For Your Home

· Keep flashlights, extra batteries, and a first-aid kit accessible.
· Ensure that worn out shovels are replaced.
· While shopping, stock up on deicer, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to put on steps and sidewalks before a storm starts. Early application of these abrasives makes clearing snow/ice easier after a storm ends.
· Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects.
· Keep water faucets open to a slow drip.
· Remove any dead, broken, or rotting tree branches that could fall during a winter/ice storm.

For Your Car

· Keep kitty litter on hand to provide traction when cars get stuck in snow or ice.
· Keep scrapers, blankets, flashlights and a charged mobile charger inside vehicles.​

Seniors can get connected to needed services by calling the DC Office on Aging at (202) 724-5626.

For information about preparing for winter weather, the District’s snow program, or seeing where District Snow Team plows are working, go to snow.dc.gov. During snow season, it’s important to stay informed about weather conditions and how District services are affected. Use the following social media sites to stay informed:

Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
Mayor Bowser Snapchat: @TeamMuriel
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov
DPW Twitter: @DCDPW
DPW Facebook: DPW on Facebook
DPW Website: dpw.dc.gov
DDOT Facebook: facebook.com/DDOTDC
DDOT Website: ddot.dc.gov


Ward 4 MOCRS have been on the scene of a 2-alarm fire in the 4300 block of Iowa St NW. No injuries, 8 displacements. RedCross on the scene assisting residents.

Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

Spread the word: Unable to call but still want to participate in today's community conversation? You can follow along here on Facebook at 4 PM and you can tweet (@TeamMuriel) or email questions to [email protected].


DHS reports that the Hypothermia Alert will be activated at 7:00pm. According to NWS, the current temperature is 72 degrees. Tonight 's low temperature will be 35 degrees with a wind chill of 23 degrees. Breezy tonight west wind 16 to 22 mph..

Hypothermia season has begun. When the actual or forecasted temperature, including wind chill, is 32 degrees or below, the District issues a Hypothermia Alert. To request shelter transport for DC residents who are homeless and on the street now, contact the Shelter Hotline at [email protected], (202) 399-7093, 211, or 1-800-535-7252 (toll-free from a pay phone

DC Networks

Alert!! Alert!!! Alert!!!

Employment Workshops!!!! Employment Search!!

Please share with others!!!

There will be a series of 3 day workshops on job development/Resume/interviewing skills and job searches.

All participants should attend all three days to get the best outcomes.

Where : La Salle Recreation Center, 501 Riggs Rd NE

Schedule is listed below:

Monday, November 14th (12:30p-4:00pm)
• DCNetworks.org registration /Orientation on services.
• Setup of virtual recruiter & online job search

Tuesday, November 15th (10:00am-2:00pm)
• Winning Resume/Resume review workshop

Thursday, November 17th Time: TBD
• Interviewing Skills/Sealing the Deal!

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Jasmin Benab
Executive Office of the Mayor

DC Networks - Complete set of tools for labor market analysts in District of Columbia. Job seekers and employers access jobs, resumes, education, training, labor market information.



Responding to federal directives, and in an effort to provide sufficient time for maintenance to ensure a safe and reliable transit system, Metro is asking the public to provide feedback on four proposed changes to Metrorail’s hours of operation.


UPDATE: 911 is now receiving calls. Remain on the line rather than calling back.
MPD 202.727.9099 and Fire/EMS 202.673.7197 is still receiving calls.


DC911 is currently experiencing a service interruption. Call 202-727-9099 for all police fire or med emergencies. Update to follow.


Public Safety Meeting

When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time : 6:00 pm-7pm
Where: Emery Recreation Center

Please join The Mayors Office, CM Todd, MPD Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue, Deputy Mayor Brenda Donaldson, and DPR Director Keith Anderson.

We look forward to seeing you there for an update on public safety in the neighborhood.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Jasmin Benab
Executive Office of the Mayor


Citi Open #ward4 2016


Statement from Mayor Bowser in Response to Mass Shooting in Orlando

(WASHINGTON, DC) - In response to the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, FL, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement:

This morning, our hearts are heavy after hearing about the tragedy in Orlando. Just yesterday, we held the annual Capital Pride Parade, a celebration of the rich diversity and contributions of the LGBTQ community in the District of Columbia.

Ahead of today's Capital Pride Festival, I have been briefed by MPD Chief Cathy Lanier about increased security measures. Today as always, we will not be deterred by hate as we gather to celebrate love.

"The DC Funk Parade embodies the spirit of the District, it brings our communities together and honors the city’s cultur...
DC Funk Festival and Parade

"The DC Funk Parade embodies the spirit of the District, it brings our communities together and honors the city’s cultural heritage that we’ve all come to know and love.” - Mayor Bowser

The DC Funk Parade is a daylong collaborative celebration with three parts: the day fair, the parade, and the music festival. Each part of the celebration offers different opportunities to embrace the District’s music and culture. The U Street Funk Parade is free and open to the public.

Walk with Mayor Bowser as we celebrate The DC Funk Parade! Line up begins at 3PM at the Howard Theater located at 620 T Street, NW at 3:00PM.

For more information visit funkparade.com.

SIGN UP HERE: The DC Funk Festival and Parade: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-funk-festival-and-parade-tickets-25131033598

“The DC Funk Parade embodies the spirit of the District, it brings our communities together and honors the city’s cultural heritage that we’ve all come to know and love.” - Mayor Bowser The DC Funk Parade is a daylong collaborative celebration with three parts: the day fair, the parade, and the mus…


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