What We Do
- The Mayor’s Office of the Clean City (MOCC) bridges the work of agencies and community partners to achieve a clean, safe, and healthy District of Columbia and a Green #FairShot for all Washingtonians.
- Serve as the central point of contact and goal champion within the Mayor’s administration for preventing and reducing litter and trash pollution in the District of Columbia.
- Pursue a process improvement and legislative agenda to strengthen existing laws, improve procedures, and municipal regulations and legislation proposed for supporting the Clean City Plan.
Meet the Director
Director Phil Thomas is a fourth-generation Washingtonian who grew up in both Washington, DC and Lexington, KY. Director Thomas graduated from the University of Kentucky and has studied at the graduate level at American University. He taught Elementary School Physical Education for seven years and currently works for the DC government, having served as the Ward 3 Community Outreach and Relations Specialist (MOCRS) and Community Engagement Specialist at the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Committed and specializing in engagement efforts, Phil has taken on several special assignments as a detailee – including in 2020 leading a team of workers in DPW’s SWEEP program, serving as a liaison to the District of Columbia Board of Elections and his current role as Program Manager for Mayor Bowser’s COVID-19 Community Corps.
Director Thomas has deep roots in the community as he has previously served as a two-term ANC commissioner, secretary of the 2nd District Citizen Advisory Council, and is a former executive board member of the Palisades Citizens Association.
The Mayor’s Office of the Clean City was established by Mayor's Order 2001-31, in March 2001. MOCC leads the Mayor's Clean City Initiative by serving as the central point of contact and goal champion within the Mayor's administration for the initiative to cleanup the District of Columbia and maintain its cleanliness.
The Mayor’s Office of the Clean City
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 332, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 442-8150
Fax: (202) 727-2357
Email: [email protected]