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What We Do

What We Do

  • Connection between District of Columbia Residents and the Executive office of the Mayor.
  • Establishes partnerships with communities, conducts and coordinates events, town halls, forums, and projects in support of carrying forward mayoral initiatives at the community level.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Mayor and community organizations, civic groups, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs)
  • Manage and advise on the intersectional needs of community needs through the oversight of 13 community affairs offices.
Meet the Director

Meet the Director

Faith Gibson-Hubbard

Jackie Reyes-Yanes
Director
Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs

In October 2021, Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Jackie Reyes-Yanes as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA). Director Reyes is the first Latina to be appointed to this position. Before serving as Director of MOCA, she served as the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) for 6 years.

During her tenure as the first Salvadoran Director of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA), she was responsible for advocating and making the Latino community an integral part of the District of Columbia policy’s design and budget allocation. The mandate of the agency, which is part of the Executive Office of the Mayor, is to ensure that full range of health, education, employment, and social services are made available to Latino residents of the District of Columbia.

Director Reyes-Yanes’ experience spans more than twenty years of commitment to the diverse growing Latino community. She has acted as the Latino Affairs and Community Outreach Director for late DC councilmember Jim Graham (D – Ward 1). While serving with Graham, Reyes spearheaded initiatives to address the needs of Latino residents in the District. Several of her accomplishments include organizing gang prevention events that successfully reduced street violence and crime and helping secure financing to rebuild the Monseñor Romero Apartments in Mount Pleasant which were destroyed by a fire in 2008. Additionally, Director Reyes-Yanes served the District’s Latino youth as a case manager at the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and in the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) under former Mayor Adrian Fenty.

Director Reyes-Yanes is recognized throughout the District, National, and International for her efforts in creating safe spaces for the immigrant community through cultivating strategic partnerships with different stakeholders. Mrs. Reyes-Yanes has been featured in the “Si se Puede” Book 25 Successful Salvadoreans in Diaspora. Author Ana Margarita Chavez Escobar. Also, name En el Tiempo Latino Newspaper 100 Powermeter

Director Reyes-Yanes has deep roots in the community and a track record of success working in support of causes that help the Latino community. She is a Ward 7 resident and Salvadorian activist. She made DC her home in 1990.


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Annual Reports

Annual Reports

Explore annual reports to find out more about agencies' strategies, highlights of the year and key figures. 

FY2020

FY2019

FY2018

FY2017

Click to view the annual reports for the following agencies:

Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Mayor's Office on Returning Citizens Affairs

Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships

FY2016

Click to view the annual reports for the following agencies:

Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Mayor's Office on Returning Citizens Affairs

Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships

FY2015

Click to view the annual reports for the following agencies:

Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

 

 

History

History

The Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs was established through the Mayor’s Order 2008-46. MOCA is responsible for ensuring that the needs of the residents of the District of Columbia are met and that residents' engagement and interests in the community are heightened.

FOIA

FOIA

FOIA Information

If you cannot find the information you are looking for here or elsewhere on DC.gov you can submit a FOIA request online via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. Requests may also be submitted by mail, fax, or email. However, please note that FOIA requests submitted online will be easier to track and process.

To understand the process before making a request, please see foia.dc.gov.

Administrative Appeals

An administrative appeal is submitted to the Mayor. An administrative appeal may be submitted online via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. An appeal may also be submitted by mail or email. The appeal must include a copy of the original request as well as a copy of the public body's written denial letter issued to you, if any. In addition, the appeal must include a written statement of the arguments, circumstances, or reasons in support of the information sought by your request. The appeal letter must include "Freedom of Information Act Appeal" or "FOIA Appeal" in the subject line of the letter as well as marked on the outside of the envelope. You may direct a written appeal to:[email protected]

Or

Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA Appeal
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 407
Washington, DC 20004

A copy of the appeal must be provided to the public body whose denial you are appealing. The appeal must be addressed to the public body’s FOIA Officer.

FOIA Officer

The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within MOCA for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously. MOCA’s FOIA Officer’s information is listed below.

Alana Burnett
Executive Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
[email protected]
Phone: (202) 724-7681

Contact Us

Contact Us

The Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 332
Phone: (202) 442-8150
Email: [email protected]

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