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Mayor Bowser Announces Budget Engagement Forums and Executive Office of the Mayor Open House

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Contact: LaToya Foster, (202) 727-5011

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser announced that she will host a series of three Budget Engagement Forums throughout the District in February. The forums will be open to the press and public. The announcement took place at the Council-Mayor Breakfast where Mayor Bowser and cabinet officials discussed the current budget landscape with members of the DC Council.

“In Fresh Start February, my Administration will continue to focus on fiscal responsibility and transparency,” said Mayor Bowser. “We look forward to working with the Council and the public to develop smart solutions to support our key priorities, like investing in education, job training and affordable housing.”

The Administration’s Budget Engagement Forums are designed as interactive discussions where DC residents can provide input to help shape priorities. The Budget Engagement Forums are scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at Wilson High School, Saturday, February 21 at Anacostia High School, and Monday, February 23 at Dunbar High School.

Mayor Bowser and Administration officials are also scheduled to attend local community meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the budget.

Additionally, Mayor Bowser will host an Open House for the public at the John A. Wilson Building on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. All Executive offices in the Wilson Building will be open to the public.

What: Budget Engagement Forum
When: Thursday, February 19
           Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Woodrow Wilson High School
             3950 Chesapeake Street, NW
             *Near Tenleytown–AU Metro Station*

What: Budget Engagement Forum
When: Saturday, February 21
           Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Anacostia High School
            1601 16th Street, SE
            *Near Anacostia Station Metro Station*

What: Budget Engagement Forum
When: Monday, February 23
           Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Dunbar High School
            101 N Street, NW
           *Accessible using 96 Bus toward Capital Heights Station or P6 Bus toward Rhode Island Ave Station*

Get more information and register for the Mayor’s Open House here.

Get more information and register to attend a Budget Engagement Forum here.