This week, Mayor Bowser will welcome the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) to Washington, DC for its annual winter meeting, where she will help promote cities as hubs of innovation and highlight the District as a national leader on issues from housing, immigration, climate, and transportation.
- On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser will give closing remarks at the District of Columbia Building Industry Association’s CEO Forum, calling on industry leaders to help the District build 36,000 housing units by 2025 by incorporating housing into every new development.
- On Wednesday, Mayor Bowser will participate in the opening press conference of the USCM Winter Meeting, highlighting the policy priorities of USCM for 2020. Then, the Mayor will give remarks at USCM’s Opening Plenary Luncheon. That evening, the Mayor will join volunteers to engage neighbors experiencing homelessness to highlight available services and programs, as well as execute the annual census of persons experiencing homelessness as part of her Administration’s annual Point in Time Count.
- On Thursday, Mayor Bowser will serve on a USCM panel to discuss how the District is innovating to improve public safety through the Private Security Camera Rebate Program and the expansion of MPD’s crime camera network. That evening, the Mayor will co-host a Washington, DC welcome reception with Ambassador Shinsuke J. Sugiyama of Japan for UCSM attendees.
- On Friday, Mayor Bowser will co-chair a USCM taskforce on threats to nutrition and food security and how mayors can respond to the recent cuts to critical federal program like SNAP. That afternoon, the Mayor will join Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar and New York Times Columnist David Brooks for a conversation on the critical role neighborhoods play in civic life.
- On Sunday, Mayor Bowser will celebrate the turn of the lunar calendar at the 2020 Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival.