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
Julie Lawson currently serves as the Director of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of the Clean City in Washington, DC. Lawson works closely with the Mayor and District agencies to execute the Clean City initiative, coordinate service delivery operations, and oversee community engagement efforts.
Previously, Lawson co-founded and was executive director of Trash Free Maryland, a nonprofit organization that uses policy and behavior change to create long-term solutions to trash pollution. Her work led to passage of the nation’s first disposable shopping bag fee, polystyrene foam food service bans throughout the metropolitan DC region, and a strong ban on microbeads in personal care products in Maryland. Under her leadership, Trash Free Maryland also conducted the largest citizen science survey of microplastic pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
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]