Bowser to Deliver Her First State of the District Address
Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first State of the District address—based on the theme of “Pathways to the Middle Class”—5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at the Lincoln Theatre.
The address concludes the mayor’s “Pathways to the Middle Class Tour,” in which she engaged in a week-long public effort to highlight ways her administration is and will create pathways to the middle class for all D.C. residents, an effort that began with a rollout of a program planned to improve child care across the District in neighborhood and home-based facilities .
District residents can expect to hear other matters addressed by the mayor, including the District budget, the state of the marijuana initiative, crime, transportation, relations with the federal government, affordable housing, the dramatic changes in the District and its neighborhoods.
As is the case with speeches like these—the State of the Union speech, for instance—they tend to look forward, and or tout past achievements. As Mayor Bowser has only been in office for three months, this will be an address that’s likely to address future plans and needs rather than past achievements, although it is fair to say that the mayor has been busy.
Look to our April 8 issue and read about the Georgetowner's recent sit-down interview with Mayor Bowser.