Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments An independent, nonprofit association where area leaders address regional issues affecting the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

COG’s membership is comprised of 300 elected officials from 24 local governments, the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and U.S. Congress. Region Forward is our vision. It’s a commitment by COG and its member governments, who together seek to create a more accessible, sustainable, prosperous, and livable metropolitan Washington region. COG’s mission is to make Region Forward happen by being a discussion forum, expert resource, issue advocate, and catalyst for action.

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Working on your #Thanksgiving prep? Don't forget to think through clean up! Follow these simple tips to avoid costly plu...
11/24/2021

Working on your #Thanksgiving prep? Don't forget to think through clean up! Follow these simple tips to avoid costly plumbing backups and repairs this holiday season: protectyourpipes.org

Working on your #Thanksgiving prep? Don't forget to think through clean up! Follow these simple tips to avoid costly plumbing backups and repairs this holiday season: protectyourpipes.org

Here's to avoiding costly backups and repairs this holiday season! Use these simple tips to protect your plumbing: prote...
11/22/2021

Here's to avoiding costly backups and repairs this holiday season! Use these simple tips to protect your plumbing: protectyourpipes.org

Here's to avoiding costly backups and repairs this holiday season! Use these simple tips to protect your plumbing: protectyourpipes.org

So much thought goes into preparing our favorite holiday food and celebration, but what about the clean up? Avoid costly...
11/19/2021

So much thought goes into preparing our favorite holiday food and celebration, but what about the clean up? Avoid costly plumbing backups and repairs using these simple tips: protectyourpipes.org

So much thought goes into preparing our favorite holiday food and celebration, but what about the clean up? Avoid costly plumbing backups and repairs using these simple tips: protectyourpipes.org

As the population of the #DMV grew over the last decade it also became even more diverse, according to #2020Census data ...
11/19/2021

As the population of the #DMV grew over the last decade it also became even more diverse, according to #2020Census data analyzed by COG. Get our new report, Our Changing Region: http://ow.ly/ppQN50GS7xp

As the population of the #DMV grew over the last decade it also became even more diverse, according to #2020Census data analyzed by COG. Get our new report, Our Changing Region: http://ow.ly/ppQN50GS7xp

11/19/2021

Keep the focus on your health and your family this season—not on your plumbing! Avoid costly plumbing backups and repairs using these simple tips: http://protectyourpipes.org

It’s here! The second episode of Think Regionally with host Robert McCartney is available now. 🎧Take a listen or read th...
11/18/2021

It’s here! The second episode of Think Regionally with host Robert McCartney is available now. 🎧Take a listen or read the transcript: mwcog.org/thinkregionally

It’s here! The second episode of Think Regionally with host Robert McCartney is available now. 🎧Take a listen or read the transcript: mwcog.org/thinkregionally

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approved 21 projects for funding  under the Federal Transit Ad...
11/18/2021

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approved 21 projects for funding under the Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility Program. The projects will support mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities across the region. Learn more: http://ow.ly/O9gk50GQZQs

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approved 21 projects for funding under the Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility Program. The projects will support mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities across the region. Learn more: http://ow.ly/O9gk50GQZQs

The end of Daylight Saving Time means fewer daylight hours, making it a dangerous time of year on the region's roadways....
11/05/2021

The end of Daylight Saving Time means fewer daylight hours, making it a dangerous time of year on the region's roadways. Check out these safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists from Street Smart: http://ow.ly/NkQh50GHime

The end of Daylight Saving Time means fewer daylight hours, making it a dangerous time of year on the region's roadways. Check out these safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists from Street Smart: http://ow.ly/NkQh50GHime

The City of Alexandria recently eliminated fares on its DASHBus system. Here's how the National Capital Region Transport...
11/04/2021

The City of Alexandria recently eliminated fares on its DASHBus system. Here's how the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Transportation Land-Use Connections (TLC) program helped pave the way for that change: http://ow.ly/mYkc50GGmf0

The City of Alexandria recently eliminated fares on its DASHBus system. Here's how the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Transportation Land-Use Connections (TLC) program helped pave the way for that change: http://ow.ly/mYkc50GGmf0

During #COP26 we're reflecting on all the ways we can also work at the individual, local, and regional levels in the #DM...
11/03/2021

During #COP26 we're reflecting on all the ways we can also work at the individual, local, and regional levels in the #DMV to address the global #ClimateCrisis. Learn more: ClimatePartners.org #Time4MultilevelAction

During #COP26 we're reflecting on all the ways we can also work at the individual, local, and regional levels in the #DMV to address the global #ClimateCrisis. Learn more: ClimatePartners.org #Time4MultilevelAction

11/01/2021

In the #DMV, we know that global change starts with local action. As world leaders gather for #COP26, learn what you can do to help solve the #climatecrisis: www.ClimatePartners.org #Time4MultilevelAction

10/21/2021

The first episode of COG's new podcast, Think Regionally, features local leaders like Montgomery County Council Member Councilmember Nancy Navarro to discuss how we can build a more equitable region. Listen now: http://ow.ly/vHin50GvAuz

10/20/2021

What are your barriers to buying or owning a home? Over the next several months, COG will host public forums on #fairhousing in area jurisdictions, learn more: www.mwcog.org/fairhousing

October 23 is National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay! Proper medication disposal keeps our communities safe. Find your ...
10/20/2021

October 23 is National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay! Proper medication disposal keeps our communities safe. Find your nearest medication drop-off location today: http://protectyourpipes.org

October 23 is National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay! Proper medication disposal keeps our communities safe. Find your nearest medication drop-off location today: http://protectyourpipes.org

Por favor, participe en esta encuesta sobre el medio ambiente local para ayudarnos a mejorar la comunicación con usted. ...
10/15/2021

Por favor, participe en esta encuesta sobre el medio ambiente local para ayudarnos a mejorar la comunicación con usted. Debe tomar menos de 10 minutos y puede ingresar su correo electrónico en un sorteo aleatorio para una tarjeta de regalo Visa de $100. La encuesta finaliza el 22 de octubre. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z62NGWL

Por favor, participe en esta encuesta sobre el medio ambiente local para ayudarnos a mejorar la comunicación con usted. Debe tomar menos de 10 minutos y puede ingresar su correo electrónico en un sorteo aleatorio para una tarjeta de regalo Visa de $100. La encuesta finaliza el 22 de octubre. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z62NGWL

Congratulations to Arlington County Virginia – Government & WMATA for being named COG's 2021 Climate and Energy Leadersh...
10/15/2021

Congratulations to Arlington County Virginia – Government & WMATA for being named COG's 2021 Climate and Energy Leadership Award winners for two projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions #GHG and advance #equity across the region: http://ow.ly/5Ulb50Gs4tr

Congratulations to Arlington County Virginia – Government & WMATA for being named COG's 2021 Climate and Energy Leadership Award winners for two projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions #GHG and advance #equity across the region: http://ow.ly/5Ulb50Gs4tr

Enter to win $100! No purchase necessary! Complete this survey, and if you provide your email, you will be entered to wi...
10/14/2021

Enter to win $100! No purchase necessary! Complete this survey, and if you provide your email, you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. Eligible to residents of D.C., Prince George’s County, or Montgomery County. Survey ends Oct 22. #EnjoytheAnacostia https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6K93CY

Enter to win $100! No purchase necessary! Complete this survey, and if you provide your email, you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. Eligible to residents of D.C., Prince George’s County, or Montgomery County. Survey ends Oct 22. #EnjoytheAnacostia https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6K93CY

Area officials have created a permanent committee focused on improving the region’s food security and a fund devoted to ...
10/14/2021

Area officials have created a permanent committee focused on improving the region’s food security and a fund devoted to supporting this work: http://ow.ly/cfw150GrEnt

Area officials have created a permanent committee focused on improving the region’s food security and a fund devoted to supporting this work: http://ow.ly/cfw150GrEnt

COG's new Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will provide grants t...
10/13/2021

COG's new Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will provide grants to local governments and non-profit developers engaged in planning, approving, or developing housing around transit: http://ow.ly/tOfQ50GqWOZ

COG's new Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will provide grants to local governments and non-profit developers engaged in planning, approving, or developing housing around transit: http://ow.ly/tOfQ50GqWOZ

COG adopts transit and equity planning principles for 2030, announces housing initiative with the Amazon Housing Equity ...
10/13/2021

COG adopts transit and equity planning principles for 2030, announces housing initiative with the Amazon Housing Equity Fund: http://ow.ly/tOfQ50GqWOZ

COG adopts transit and equity planning principles for 2030, announces housing initiative with the Amazon Housing Equity Fund: http://ow.ly/tOfQ50GqWOZ

We're thrilled to announce our new podcast, Think Regionally! Join host Robert McCartney as he focuses on solutions to s...
10/13/2021

We're thrilled to announce our new podcast, Think Regionally! Join host Robert McCartney as he focuses on solutions to some of the region's biggest challenges.

Listen to Episode 1: How do we move the region toward racial and economic equity? http://mwcog.org/thinkregionally

We're thrilled to announce our new podcast, Think Regionally! Join host Robert McCartney as he focuses on solutions to some of the region's biggest challenges.

Listen to Episode 1: How do we move the region toward racial and economic equity? http://mwcog.org/thinkregionally

During National Pedestrian Safety Month and year-round, the Street Smart campaign urges motorists to make safety a prior...
09/27/2021

During National Pedestrian Safety Month and year-round, the Street Smart campaign urges motorists to make safety a priority to reduce pedestrian traffic deaths: http://ow.ly/LA4T50GhkAf

During National Pedestrian Safety Month and year-round, the Street Smart campaign urges motorists to make safety a priority to reduce pedestrian traffic deaths: http://ow.ly/LA4T50GhkAf

COG, in partnership w/ Race Forward's Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) has launched the second regional lea...
09/23/2021

COG, in partnership w/ Race Forward's Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) has launched the second regional learning cohort of local government staff to advance #racialequity and opportunities for all: http://ow.ly/ruig50Gfncm

Prince William County Government, Virginia Charles County Government AlexandriaVA.gov Arlington County Virginia – Government Loudoun County Government City of Greenbelt Government Montgomery County MD Council Fairfax County Government The City of College Park, MD

COG, in partnership w/ Race Forward's Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) has launched the second regional learning cohort of local government staff to advance #racialequity and opportunities for all: http://ow.ly/ruig50Gfncm

Prince William County Government, Virginia Charles County Government AlexandriaVA.gov Arlington County Virginia – Government Loudoun County Government City of Greenbelt Government Montgomery County MD Council Fairfax County Government The City of College Park, MD

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board awarded over $240,000 in technical assistance funding to three...
09/22/2021

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board awarded over $240,000 in technical assistance funding to three local projects that could make it easier to bike and walk to transit: http://ow.ly/nnMt50GeMk2

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board awarded over $240,000 in technical assistance funding to three local projects that could make it easier to bike and walk to transit: http://ow.ly/nnMt50GeMk2

At the September COG Board meeting, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Nuria Fernandez, commende...
09/16/2021

At the September COG Board meeting, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Nuria Fernandez, commended #DMV officials on their collaborative work and for aligning with the administration's priorities to optimize #transit and elevate #equity: http://ow.ly/4B6a50Gbo2R

At the September COG Board meeting, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Nuria Fernandez, commended #DMV officials on their collaborative work and for aligning with the administration's priorities to optimize #transit and elevate #equity: http://ow.ly/4B6a50Gbo2R

We’re joining with Greater Washington Partnership and EY public agencies, non-profits & other #CapitalRegion businesses ...
09/16/2021

We’re joining with Greater Washington Partnership and EY public agencies, non-profits & other #CapitalRegion businesses to support the Capital COVID Survey: Return to Work. Employers, please answer a short survey about your reopening plans heading into 2022: https://bit.ly/3l3ayxP

We’re joining with Greater Washington Partnership and EY public agencies, non-profits & other #CapitalRegion businesses to support the Capital COVID Survey: Return to Work. Employers, please answer a short survey about your reopening plans heading into 2022: https://bit.ly/3l3ayxP

"In a few days, we will all mark two decades since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001...as we reflect on this a...
09/09/2021

"In a few days, we will all mark two decades since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001...as we reflect on this anniversary, we also wish to thank all the women and men involved in our region’s emergency management and homeland security work these past 20 years for their service—and continued service on behalf of our communities," said COG Board of Directors Chair Robert White.

Learn more about how #DMV area officials have remained engaged on safety efforts and are focusing on future risks since #September11 : http://ow.ly/qkR050G6jXD

We all have a role to play in ending the pandemic. Learn more about the safe, effective #COVID19 vaccine and schedule a ...
08/27/2021

We all have a role to play in ending the pandemic. Learn more about the safe, effective #COVID19 vaccine and schedule a vaccination appointment. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

We all have a role to play in ending the pandemic. Learn more about the safe, effective #COVID19 vaccine and schedule a vaccination appointment. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

08/26/2021

Hoy en el DMV hay una alerta de calidad del aire, pero hay cosas que puede hacer para mantenerse saludable y ayudar a nuestro medio ambiente. www.mwcog.org/aqi

08/26/2021

Today in the DMV there is a Code Orange #airquality alert, but there are things you can do to stay healthy and help our environment. www.mwcog.org/aqi

08/24/2021

Metropolitan Washington has seen significant improvement in #airquality over the last decade. Let’s all continue to do our part to reduce #pollution in our region. Learn the ways you can help: http://mwcog.org/aqi

Vaccines are your best protection against #COVID19. Get vaccinated and let’s end the pandemic together. www.mwcog.org/co...
08/17/2021

Vaccines are your best protection against #COVID19. Get vaccinated and let’s end the pandemic together. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Vaccines are your best protection against #COVID19. Get vaccinated and let’s end the pandemic together. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Heat can contribute to ground-level ozone to create unhealthy #AirQuality. Keep an eye on the air quality forecast at ht...
08/12/2021

Heat can contribute to ground-level ozone to create unhealthy #AirQuality. Keep an eye on the air quality forecast at http://mwcog.org/aqi and follow Clean Air Partners for #CleanAir tips all month long as part of #CAPOzoneAction.

Heat can contribute to ground-level ozone to create unhealthy #AirQuality. Keep an eye on the air quality forecast at http://mwcog.org/aqi and follow Clean Air Partners for #CleanAir tips all month long as part of #CAPOzoneAction.

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board awards funding for five local roadway safety projects: http://ow.l...
07/22/2021

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board awards funding for five local roadway safety projects: http://ow.ly/P8VG50FBwXP

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board awards funding for five local roadway safety projects: http://ow.ly/P8VG50FBwXP

07/21/2021
TPB votes to restore I-270/I-495 HOT lanes to region's long-range plan - News Release - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

The Transportation Planning Board has voted to restore I-270/I-495 HOT lanes to region’s long-range plan. For more information, including links to the resolution and a recording of the livestream: http://ow.ly/FkKH50FAW9t National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

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Join us for our Leaders in Energy 5th Green Jobs Forum at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments this Thursday, August 16th, from 5-9 pm! Tim Masters, an Environmental Planner at MWCOG, will make welcoming remarks. Hear officials from around the region on green jobs opportunities as well as professionals providing tips on how they landed or created a green job. Exhibitors include clean energy companies and more! Those wishing to attend will include individuals who are interested in finding a green job, advancing their green career, and/or transitioning into these jobs and careers. There will be a series of green career workshops running all day in advance of the Forum from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm which include: o Green Career Workshop: What is Your Green Career Plan? (8:30 - 11:30 am) o Fear is Your Copilot: Networking in Washington DC (12:30 - 1:30 pm) o Green Career Workshop 2.0: What is the Best Fit for Your Career Path? (2:00 - 5:00 pm) Registration and more information at: https://leadersinenergy.org/green-jobs-forum-2018/ (Student and job seeker rates available)
PAQUITA presented by Akhmendova Ballet Academy (ABA) of Silver Spring, Maryland Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00pm Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD Join us for ABA’s “Paquita”- an entertaining evening for children and adults of all ages. ABA’s professional training program students will present the full length ballet Paquita in one act that will enchant everyone’s heart. The second act will showcase classical masterpieces, contemporary and character choreographies presented in its highest and most passionate form. ABA is dedicated to providing the finest quality ballet training for young dancers preparing them to take their places in major companies. All of our graduates are with professional ballet companies. Tickets are available online at https://akhmedovaballetpresentspaquita.eventbrite.com or at the box office. Box office opens one hour before the performance. Adults: $20 Students and Seniors: $15 Group 10+: $10
In my latest column, I suggest an alternative approach to reducing Northern Virginia's transportation problem.