Linda Mercado Greene is the Owner, Co-Founder, Board Chair and CEO of Anacostia Organics, the first medical marijuana dispensary located East of the River in Washington, DC in Historic Anacostia. She is the Founder/CEO of The Linda Greene Group, a public relations firm. In the nation’s capital, public relations consultants and strategists who are well versed in their trade are sought after for their ability to bring together various people and businesses from around the world for a particular issue. Considered a Washington insider, she has been very influential in shaping the cannabis industry, locally and nationally. Celebrated for her uniqueness, creativity, detailed messaging, planning, and strategy increasing her client’s visibility and cause, Linda Mercado Greene brings all of that and more to the Cannabis Trade Federation’s Executive Leadership Team. She is the first female Chair of the DC Medical Cannabis Trade Association, a member of the Board of Directors of Minority Cannabis Business Association, and the Steering Committee of National Cannabis Festival since its inception. Linda is a Mayoral appointee by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on the Historic Preservation Review Board, and proudly served as Chief of Staff to the Honorable Marion Barry.
The Cannabis Conversation Podcast is broadcast on DC Radio 96.3 HD4, the District of Columbia’s first and official government radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR.
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health is offering multiple Certified Professional Food Manager courses. The course is designed to teach the principles of food safety management and how to use those principles to create a food safety culture. Additionally, the course emphasizes and provides information to students about how to identify and avoid food contaminants, proper employee health and hygiene, cleaning and sanitation principles and safe food handling practices. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) information will be discussed, as well as what to do before, during and after inspection to provide a culture that keeps food and the public safe. The certification is a requirement to sell or serve food to the public.
The Certified Professional Food Manager course is a three day, 16-hour course that concludes with students taking the national exam. If participants score 70 percent or better, they will receive an accredited certificate. Participants may take their certificate, which is good for five years, to their local Health Department to receive certification for their state. The District of Columbia certification is valid for three years.
EVENT DETAILS SEPTEMBER COURSE Monday, September 23: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 27: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. OCTOBER COURSE Monday, October 28: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 1: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NOVEMBER COURSE Monday, November 18: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 22: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. DECEMBER COURSE Monday, December 16: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 18: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 20: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION University of the District of Columbia (Van Ness Campus) Building 44, Room 110 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20008
The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line.
PAYMENT The cost of the Certified Professional Food Manager course is $147. Payment can be made before or at the time of the first class, by check or money order, made payable to the "University of the District of Columbia." Please put "3901 i" in the memo line.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Bowser Administration is currently monitoring first amendment activities planned by local climate change organizations for Monday, September 23, 2019. The groups have planned first-amendment protected events on Monday to potentially include the intentional disruption of traffic on high-volume roadways around the District. Although we are unaware of specific locations that will be impacted, there is the potential for traffic delays and disruptions throughout the District.
The DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) will activate the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) on Monday, September 29, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow District Government agencies to better monitor potential disruptions to District operations.
Residents and commuters in the District of Columbia are encouraged to take the following actions ahead of Monday morning’s commute:
Prepare for potential traffic delays by utilizing public transportation and planning alternate routes to accommodate road closures that may be a result of the first-amendment events.
Sign up for free text or email alerts from District officials through AlertDC, the District’s emergency communications system. Signing up is simple and free, visit alertdc.dc.gov.
See something, say something – the public is the District’s first line of defense. If you see suspicious activity, report it to the Metropolitan Police Department by calling (202) 727-9099, texting 50411, or through iWATCH: iwatchdc.org
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, September 22, 2019, in the 200 block of 51st Street, Northeast.
At approximately 12:58 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 21 year-old Rashid Ferguson, of Northwest, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.
If you are you are a Marketing and Communications professional who is passionate about public transportation, biking, walking and helping others make sustainable travel choices; are creative; driven to excel in all that you do; interested in growing professionally; and enjoys working with teams, then this is the position for you. The selected candidate will serve as Marketing Manager for the District of Columbia’s goDCgo program.
Foursquare ITP, DDOT’s vendor, is a transportation planning firm based in Rockville, Maryland that offers our clients expertise in many aspects of transportation demand management, transit planning, regional and corridor transportation planning, multimodal planning, and public outreach. The selected candidate will split their time between our Rockville office and the District DOT office.
The Marketing Manager will be a member of a larger TDM team that works collaboratively to promote sustainable transportation choices to a wide variety of audiences throughout the District of Columbia. You will support the goDCgo program overall through the following activities:
Marketing Plan: Lead the development and execution of an overarching marketing plan for goDCgo.
Content Management Support: Make updates to the website’s Content Management System in HubSpot and build campaign landing pages. Make updates to goDCgo.com’s pages using WordPress.
Client Development: Utilize HubSpot to generate and manage leads for new clients and segment marketing and communications efforts by audience.
Press Releases and Earned Media: Connect with local influencers and write occasional press releases about programs.
Relationship Development: Support the maintenance of relationships with key partners including the Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), industry partners, service providers, and third-party commuter benefits administrators.
Collateral Development: Support the development of marketing and collateral pieces to educate the public about sustainable travel choices, including writing content and providing guidance to graphic design.
In this role you will also be the go-to marketing and communications support for goDCgo’s Employer Services program, Schools program, and Capital Bikeshare Community Partners Program.
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in identifying four persons of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery (Gun) incident which occurred in the 1200 block of New York Avenue, NW, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at approximately 5:38 AM. The subjects were captured by the establishment's surveillance cameras.
DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia. CCN #19-164-772 Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
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