Muriel Bowser

Mayor at Washington DC Office of the Mayor, Muriel Bowser

Muriel Bowser

Muriel Bowser

Mayor at Washington DC Office of the Mayor, Muriel Bowser

Biography

As Mayor of her hometown, Muriel Bowser is committed to building pathways to the middle class and making sure every Washingtonian gets a fair shot. Washington, DC is a growing and prospering city—now 700,000 residents strong. To keep up with this growth, the Bowser Administration remains focused on making DC’s prosperity more inclusive, advancing DC values, and building safer, stronger, and healthier neighborhoods across all eight wards of the District.

On November 6, 2018, Muriel Bowser became the first woman ever re-elected as the Mayor of Washington, DC and the first mayor to earn a second term in 16 years.

During her first term, Mayor Bowser took bold steps to expand employment opportunities, build a health care system that meets the needs of residents, drive down homelessness, and invest in programs and policies that set more families up for success. Today, Washington, DC is a diverse and inclusive city, a leader in tech and innovation, and a place where residents and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds can thrive.

Because of the Mayor’s commitment to leveling the playing field, today, Washington, DC has:

* the DC Infrastructure Academy to train DC residents for high-paying DC jobs;
* a plan to build a new acute care community hospital and health services complex on the St. Elizabeths East campus;
* the Safer Stronger DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, which is taking a public health approach to violence prevention;
* the Immigrant Justice Legal Services grant program to ensure that immigrants in the District know their rights and have access to legal supports during a tumultuous political climate;
* the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity which has helped bring the unemployment rates in Wards 7 and 8 to historic lows; and
* the Office of Federal and Regional Affairs, which allows the voices of District residents to be heard on federal issues as the fight for statehood continues.

First sworn in on January 2, 2015, Mayor Bowser pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency, and action. Prior to her time as Mayor, Bowser served as the Ward 4 Councilmember on the Council of the District of Columbia – first elected in a special election in 2007, and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. As a Councilmember, Bowser served as the Chairwoman of the Committee on Economic Development which created more than 5,000 units of affordable housing, passed legislation to build a new soccer stadium and secured from the federal government the best portion of the Walter Reed campus for DC. Bowser led her colleagues to pass comprehensive ethics reform and increased transparency in government contracting.

Bowser, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Chatham University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from American University, entered public service as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the Riggs Park neighborhood.

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Number of Boards

4

Birthday

08/02/1972

Age

47

Number of Awards

2

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Former Executive Director at Covenant House Washington

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President & Chief Executive Officer at District of Columbia College Access Program

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation

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Executive Director at National Building Museum

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Senior Policy Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

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Advisor at RapidSOS, Inc.

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Former DC Executive Director at Teach For America, Inc.

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Director, Industry & Government Relations at Sallie Mae

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Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

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Muriel Bowser
Mayor at Washington DC Office of the Mayor, Muriel Bowser
Career History
Council Member from Ward 4
2007 - 2015

The Government of the District of Columbia operates under Article One of the United States Constitution and the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, which devolves certain powers of the United States Congress to the Mayor and thirteen-member Council.

Political Donations Received
Up to $10K
2015
Up to $10K
2015
Up to $10K
2015
Advisors
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Co-Founder at Octane Public Relations

Awards & Honors
Rank #26
2014
The Root - 100 Most Influential African Americans
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
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