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Mayor Bowser Delivers Second Term Outlook Address, Announces Organizational Changes at DC Government

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

(Washington, DC) – Today, during her Second Term Outlook Address, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a series of organizational changes within DC Government, including the establishment of the Office for East of the River Coordination, the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Operations and Infrastructure, a Thrive by Five Coordinating Council, Mayor’s Office of Policy, and an office focused on internal services within the Office of the City Administrator.

“In term two, we’re doubling down on our efforts to make DC Government work better for DC residents,” said Mayor Bowser. “We have some tough challenges ahead and the decisions we make as a community over the next four years will shape the future of DC for years to come. Let’s work together, bring more people to the table, and continue the work of giving every Washingtonian the fair shot they deserve.”

The Office of East of the River Coordination will be led by an executive director who will report to the City Administrator. The office will be responsible for elevating the work and progress begun by the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity.

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure will ensure there is a sustained focus on maintaining, strengthening, and investing in the District’s infrastructure (built and natural environment) and the delivery of high-quality core government services for existing and new residents and businesses. The Office’s portfolio will include the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Works, the Department of For-Hire Vehicles, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Department of Energy and the Environment, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking.

Internal Services will oversee those agencies that provide services directly to District government and will be led by a senior administration official. Agencies in this cluster will include: the Department of General Services, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, the Office of Contracting and Procurement, the Department of Human Resources, the Office of Risk Management, and the Office of Disability Rights, and the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining.

Mayor’s Office of Policy will be responsible for generating the fresh ideas that allow us to better serve our residents, create forward-thinking change, and support a city that is as innovative as it historic. This office will be located in the Executive Office of the Mayor.

The Thrive by Five Coordinating Council will be responsible for driving progress on initiatives that improve outcomes for mothers and babies in the District. The Council will be led by and executive director and report to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.