Clicky

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.

Operating as usual

This week, local elected officials met with HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to explore opportunities for collaboration to ...
03/04/2022

This week, local elected officials met with HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to explore opportunities for collaboration to address the #DMV region’s housing needs. Learn more: http://ow.ly/XA8W50I9uZm

Montgomery County Government County Executive Angela Alsobrooks Arlington County Virginia – Government Loudoun County Government Charles County Government Prince William County Government, Virginia Fairfax County Government Prince Georges County Government e-Community

*NEW* On Episode 5 of 'Think Regionally,' guests from the City of Alexandria, Amazon, and Wesley Housing join host Rober...
02/28/2022

*NEW* On Episode 5 of 'Think Regionally,' guests from the City of Alexandria, Amazon, and Wesley Housing join host Robert McCartney to talk about innovative ways they’re partnering to solve the region’s #housing shortage. 🔊 Listen or get the transcript: mwcog.org/thinkregionally

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approves eight Northern Virginia bicycle and pedestrian projects f...
02/16/2022

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approves eight Northern Virginia bicycle and pedestrian projects for $7.2M in federal funding: http://ow.ly/Lx4750HX1o5

Several COG and TPB grant and technical assistance programs are seeking applicants for funding—the new Housing Affordabi...
02/03/2022

Several COG and TPB grant and technical assistance programs are seeking applicants for funding—the new Housing Affordability Planning Program, Transportation-Land Use Connections Program, and Regional Roadway Safety Program.

Learn more about how these programs are helping the region work toward its goals on housing, climate, transit, and equity: ow.ly/Mpaq50HLVBn

On the latest episode of 'Think Regionally,' COG Board Chair Christian Dorsey talks about addressing #COVID19, and at th...
02/02/2022

On the latest episode of 'Think Regionally,' COG Board Chair Christian Dorsey talks about addressing #COVID19, and at the same time, working toward solutions on climate, housing, transit, and equity challenges. 🔊 Listen or get the transcript: http://mwcog.org/thinkregionally

*NEW* On Episode 4 of 'Think Regionally,' host Robert McCartney talks with COG Board Chair Christian Dorsey about how th...
01/31/2022

*NEW* On Episode 4 of 'Think Regionally,' host Robert McCartney talks with COG Board Chair Christian Dorsey about how the #DMV can move the needle on climate, housing, transit, and equity. The solutions are interconnected. 🎧 Listen or get the transcript: http://mwcog.org/thinkregionally

With snow falling across the region, don't forget to be #WinterSaltSmart this weekend! Shovel, Treat, Scatter, and Sweep...
01/28/2022

With snow falling across the region, don't forget to be #WinterSaltSmart this weekend! Shovel, Treat, Scatter, and Sweep to keep salt out of our waterways: http://ow.ly/soPm50HGWmc

COG has been working with our members to share accurate health information throughout the pandemic. During this #NewsLit...
01/27/2022

COG has been working with our members to share accurate health information throughout the pandemic. During this #NewsLiteracyWeek, it's a great time to learn more about sharing information online and test your own skills: https://newslit.org/for-everyone/

Apply now: COG's Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will award sma...
01/25/2022

Apply now: COG's Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will award small, flexible grants up to $75K to area local governments and non-profit developers engaged in planning or developing #housing near #transit: mwcog.org/HAPP

Community leaders and interested citizens from across the metropolitan Washington region are invited to apply for member...
01/18/2022
ACPAC Interest Form | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Community leaders and interested citizens from across the metropolitan Washington region are invited to apply for membership on the 2022 Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC) at COG. To apply, complete the online interest form by January 19: http://ow.ly/t3wh50Hx2BU

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...

How do we expand our choices of where we live? Take the Regional Fair Housing Survey and share your story with local #ho...
01/18/2022

How do we expand our choices of where we live? Take the Regional Fair Housing Survey and share your story with local #housing departments in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. It only takes 2 minutes: https://bit.ly/DMVhousing #fairhousingDMV

01/14/2022

Prioritizing Equity Emphasis Areas, areas that are home to traditionally underserved communities, will be a key focus of COG in the decade ahead.

Watch COG's full annual video to hear more about this from area leaders, including Chairman Jeff McKay: mwcog.org/unlockingpotential

COG wants to keep the region’s residents informed on the actions and collaboration of its local leaders. Subscribe to ou...
01/13/2022

COG wants to keep the region’s residents informed on the actions and collaboration of its local leaders. Subscribe to our digital newsletters to receive the latest news and updates! www.mwcog.org/subscribe

We want to hear from you about the state of housing in our community! Take the Regional Fair Housing Survey if you live ...
01/13/2022

We want to hear from you about the state of housing in our community! Take the Regional Fair Housing Survey if you live in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. It only takes 2 minutes: https://bit.ly/DMVhousing #fairhousingDMV

COG's new Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will award small, fle...
01/12/2022

COG's new Housing Affordability Planning Program, made possible by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund, will award small, flexible grants up to $75K to area local governments and non-profit developers engaged in planning or developing housing near transit.

The application period is now open through March 23: http://ow.ly/ll1r50Htc6l

Looking for a civic-minded activity or effort? How about getting involved in climate, energy, and air quality planning i...
01/10/2022
ACPAC Interest Form | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Looking for a civic-minded activity or effort? How about getting involved in climate, energy, and air quality planning in the D.C. region? Consider applying for membership on the 2022 Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC): http://ow.ly/B2WM50HrbWG

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...

01/10/2022

The solutions to the region's most pressing challenges are interconnected.

🎬Watch COG's full annual video to hear how leaders across the region, including Councilmember Robert White, will work together in the decade ahead: mwcog.org/unlockingpotential

COG's annual “How Safe are Our Roads?” report, prepared in partnership with Washington Regional Alcohol Program, shows a...
12/30/2021

COG's annual “How Safe are Our Roads?” report, prepared in partnership with Washington Regional Alcohol Program, shows a decrease in DUI fatalities in the region in 2020, countering national level trends. Read more: http://ow.ly/o2St50HkYPF

12/21/2021

If we're going to unlock the region’s full potential, we need more transit-oriented communities across the #DMV that are accessible and affordable to all residents.

Local leaders, including Robert White, Christian Dorsey, Kate Stewart, Jeff McKay, and Nancy Navarro, explain how we can achieve this together in our 2021 video: mwcog.org/2021COG #2021COG

*NEW* Episode 3 of 'Think Regionally' is all about food insecurity in the #DMV—what it is, why it is happening, and how ...
12/17/2021

*NEW* Episode 3 of 'Think Regionally' is all about food insecurity in the #DMV—what it is, why it is happening, and how area officials, organizations, and farmers are addressing it. 🎧Take a listen or get the transcript: mwcog.org/thinkregionally

City of Manassas Vice Mayor Pamela Sebesky will serve as 2022 National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB...
12/16/2021

City of Manassas Vice Mayor Pamela Sebesky will serve as 2022 National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Chair. Charles County Board of Commissioners President Reuben B. Collins II and District of Columbia Councilmember Christina Henderson will serve as Vice Chairs: http://ow.ly/OPau50HbLfH

12/14/2021

This year officials at COG set their sights on 2030, unanimously adopting two new planning principles focused on transit-oriented communities and equity to help ‘Unlock the Region’s Potential.’

📽️ Watch our annual video: http://ow.ly/JWeW50HaJrz #2021COG

Over the next decade, the region will focus its planning efforts on 225 High-Capacity Transit Station Areas and 350 Equi...
12/09/2021

Over the next decade, the region will focus its planning efforts on 225 High-Capacity Transit Station Areas and 350 Equity Emphasis Areas. Take a deeper dive into these planning concepts on this NEW interactive site from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board: http://ow.ly/fSaj50H7z9u

We’re grateful to have hosted our 2021 Annual Meeting in person this year. Thank you to all the regional leaders that at...
12/08/2021

We’re grateful to have hosted our 2021 Annual Meeting in person this year. Thank you to all the regional leaders that attended, including COG's 2021 Corporate President Mayor Bowser, 2022 Corporate President Councilmember Nancy Navarro, COG Board of Directors Chair Robert White At Large, and many others.

We’re looking ahead to 2022 with hope, and we’re excited for the possibilities for our region’s future. http://ow.ly/FT5U50H6w3H

Congratulations to our Regional Leadership Award winners:
• Prince George’s County Council Member District 6 Council Member Derrick Leon Davis | Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award
• Fairfax County Chief Equity Officer Karla Bruce | Ronald F. Kirby Award for Collaborative Leadership
• D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Hunger Solutions, and their respective Executive Directors, Dr. Beverley Wheeler, Michael J. Wilson, and Salaam Bhatti | Stuart A. Freudberg Award for Regional Partnership

Through 2021, COG Board policy committees, led by elected officials from across the region, have helped advance regional...
12/07/2021

Through 2021, COG Board policy committees, led by elected officials from across the region, have helped advance regional goals and initiatives including equity, resiliency, inclusive growth, and more: http://ow.ly/v8M150H3bOy

Please join COG and local jurisdictions for a Fair Housing Public Forum — an opportunity to learn about the Regional Fai...
11/29/2021

Please join COG and local jurisdictions for a Fair Housing Public Forum — an opportunity to learn about the Regional Fair Housing Plan & provide input on local housing issues important to you and your community: www.mwcog.org/fairhousing #fairhousingdmv

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Address

777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 300
Washington D.C., DC
20002

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 962-3200

Website

www.mwcog.org

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Public & Government Services in Washington D.C.

Show All

Comments

Join us, the official Slugline Group For Springfield VA https://www.facebook.com/groups/SluglinesSpringfield/ Slugging originated in Springfield, and we have a large community and looking for drivers and riders alike. Make your commute easy and free, join us. If interested in an interview with one of our admin, reach out.
Join us, the official Slugline Group For Springfield VA https://www.facebook.com/groups/SluglinesSpringfield/ Slugging originated in Springfield, and we have a large community and looking for drivers and riders alike. Make your commute easy and free, join us. If interested in an interview with one of our admin, reach out.
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.