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Bowser Administration to Launch 8-Week Graffiti Removal Blitz

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
District celebrates National Public Works Week with 3rd annual ‘Great Graffiti Wipeout’

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will kick off the 3rd annual Great Graffiti Wipeout on May 24, 2018, 10:30 am at 3020 14th Street, NW. Following remarks from DPW Director Chris Shorter and other city officials, a graffiti removal demonstration will be provided on a recently tagged wall.

The event marks the official beginning of an 8-week graffiti removal blitz throughout all 8 city wards. During last year’s graffiti blitz, DPW crews cleaned more than 600 graffiti markings and removed more than 3,000 posters and stickers from public spaces.

Great Graffiti Wipeout is part of the District’s celebration of National Public Works Week, recognized this year from May 20 through May 26. National Public Works Week is sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), whose executive director will also be speaking at the event.


Lindsey Parker, Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
Chris Shorter, Director, Department of Public Works
Scott Grayson, Executive Director, APWA
Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Ward One


2018 Great Graffiti Wipeout Kickoff


Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:30 – 11:15 am


3020 14th Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station*