Newsletters & Reports

Publications & Reports

The City of Bowie produces three newsletters and a large number of reports and publications. Some, such as the Development Sites Outline and the State of the City Report, are produced annually. Others are produced on an as-needed basis. Questions regarding a particular report or publication should be directed to the department creating the report. All of the publications described below are available on this website.

Bowie Spotlight

The Bowie Spotlight is a summary of news and events in Bowie published monthly. This electronic publication is posted to the main page of this website and is emailed to those who have signed up to receive it. It is a great source of information about upcoming events, programs, parks, the Ice Arena, the City Gymnasium, the museums in Bowie and the Senior Center. It also includes a variety of informational articles for residents.

The newsletter is posted on this website. To sign up to receive notification when the new issue is available, register with Alert Bowie and select just Bowie Spotlight or as many of the categories as you wish. In City election years, a special edition of the newsletter will be mailed to each household prior to the election. 

To subscribe to receive the Bowie Spotlight and other emergency and informational messages from the City of Bowie, register with Alert Bowie or call 301-809-3032 for assistance. For additional information or assistance concerning the Bowie Spotlight, please contact the Communications Division at 301-809-3040 or email.


Musings is the quarterly newsletter of Bowie's historic properties. Learn about monthly programs at the Mansion or the latest Museums project in this lively publication. Musings is available by subscription. Call 301-809-3089 for more information.

Senior Center Newsletter

Did you know that there are dozens of classes and programs offered at the Senior Center every month. This newsletter keeps seniors "in the know" with all that is happening at the Bowie Senior Center. A dedicated team of volunteers publish the Senior Center Newsletter every month.

Copies are available at the Senior Center or call 301-809-2300 for more information.

Bowie Brief

The Bowie Brief is a weekly newsletter update, highlighting what’s going on in city and local government. The Brief may also include COVID updates, as needed.

Green Bowie e-newsletter

Learn about how our community is going green with solar panels, rain barrels, tree plantings, and much more. The Green Bowie e-newsletter provides the latest news on green related activities, events, and programs. It is a monthly electronic publication that is emailed to those who have subscribed. Email for more information or sign up now.

Parks & Grounds Report

The Parks & Grounds Division of Community Services publishes a quarterly report about what's happening in this division. It includes updates on various park projects, program updates, how the crews are spending their time, and employee news.

Other Reports & Publications

Past Publications