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Mayor Bowser Invites Residents to Join Her at the Annual Budget Engagement Forums

Friday, February 16, 2024

(Washington, DC) –Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser is inviting residents to join her at the annual Budget Engagement Forums. For the tenth year in a row, the forums will give residents the opportunity to share their values and priorities with the Mayor before she sends her Fiscal Year 2025 budget to the Council.  

The first citywide budget engagement forum will be held on Saturday, February 24. The second forum will be a Senior TeleTownhall that will be held on Wednesday, February 28. The third will be a citywide budget engagement forum at Brookland Middle School on Wednesday, February 28. The fourth budget engagement forum will take place online for Gen-Z individuals and will be held on Thursday, February 29.
At the forums, residents will receive an overview of the current budget environment, hear from other residents about their priorities, and participate in small group discussions about how the Mayor should allocate funds. 
Since launching the Budget Engagement Forums in 2015, Mayor Bowser has used public feedback to make key budget decisions. The four upcoming budget forums will give residents the opportunity to submit their budget priorities for FY25 and learn more about the budget process. 

Budget Engagement Forum at Deanwood Community Center
When: Saturday, February 24 @ 11 am
Where: Deanwood Community Center (1350 49th Street NE) 
RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/fy-25-budget-engagement-forum-deanwood-tickets-840160983117
Senior Budget Engagement TeleTownhall 
When: Wednesday, February 28 @ 11 am
Call In: (844) 881-1314. Watch parties will also take place at all Senior Centers.
RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/fy-25-senior-budget-engagement-town-hall-tickets-840168646037
Budget Engagement Forum at Brookland Middle School
When: Wednesday, February 28 @ 5:30 pm 
Where: Brookland Middle School (1150 Michigan Ave NE)
RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/fy-25-budget-engagement-forum-brookland-tickets-840167081357
Gen-Z Online Budget Engagement Forum 
When: Thursday, February 29 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Watch online at mayor.dc.gov/live or on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or X. 
RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/fy-25-gen-z-budget-engagement-online-forum-tickets-840170030177
Residents can learn more and register for all upcoming budget engagement forums on budget.dc.gov
Press interested in attending the events are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of these events. To view the events, visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or X.


Mayor Bowser X: @MayorBowser
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Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser YouTube: https://www.bit.ly/eomvideos