The mission and objectives of the Mayor's Office of the Clean City are to:
- Lead the Mayor’s Clean City Plan by serving 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.
- Collaborate with and coordinate District agencies that have operational responsibility for the cleanliness of the city.
- 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.
- Engage residents, businesses, and nonprofit and community partners to do their part for a trash-free DC.
The Office of the Clean City serves as the central point of contact and goal champion within the Mayor's initiative to clean up the District of Columbia and maintain its cleanliness. The Clean City serves as the overall program manager for executing the Clean City Initiative, focusing on four areas:
- Working with department heads that have operational responsibility for the development and coordination of Clean City program activities and the delivery of Clean City services. The coordinator facilitates, recommends, and resolves service delivery issues that arise due to integration of cross-agency operations to improve their effectiveness, or agency assistance with financial, legal, or procurement services.
- Working with the ANCs, civic associations, concerned residents, and businesses to coordinate efforts and solicit involvement and support in the cleaning of the city. To this end, the coordinator attends a variety of ANC, community, and civic association meetings and schedules speaking engagements with residents about the Clean City Plan.
Encouraging and supporting the development of programs to educate children on safety, sanitation "Do's and Don'ts," and litter prevention.