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.
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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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Calling all Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) alumni! Know a mid- to senior-level manager from an area government ...
06/17/2021

Calling all Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) alumni! Know a mid- to senior-level manager from an area government that would be a great fit for the program? Please send them our way or direct them to the IRE website. mwcog.org/IRE

Calling all Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) alumni! Know a mid- to senior-level manager from an area government that would be a great fit for the program? Please send them our way or direct them to the IRE website. mwcog.org/IRE

06/16/2021
TPB making changes to long-range plan: Adds new climate change commitments to planning process, removes I-270/I-495 toll lanes - News Release - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

The TPB made changes to its long-range Visualize 2045 plan today. The board added new climate change commitments to its planning process, removed I-270/I-495 toll lanes. @NatCapRegTPB http://ow.ly/sCrl50Fc0Xd

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...

The region’s local governments are teaming up on a #HousingEquity plan to understand the current #fairhousing landscape ...
06/14/2021

The region’s local governments are teaming up on a #HousingEquity plan to understand the current #fairhousing landscape and set goals and strategies to expand and improve housing choice: http://ow.ly/H7Ay50F9XId

The region’s local governments are teaming up on a #HousingEquity plan to understand the current #fairhousing landscape and set goals and strategies to expand and improve housing choice: http://ow.ly/H7Ay50F9XId

We're looking for our next Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) cohort! Nearly 400 local government managers have gra...
06/11/2021

We're looking for our next Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) cohort! Nearly 400 local government managers have graduated from the program. Apply by July 1 to join us and earn your Certified Public Manager designation: http://mwcog.org/IRE

We're looking for our next Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) cohort! Nearly 400 local government managers have graduated from the program. Apply by July 1 to join us and earn your Certified Public Manager designation: http://mwcog.org/IRE

There's never been a more convenient time to get protected with the safe, effective, and free #COVID19 vaccine. Learn mo...
06/10/2021

There's never been a more convenient time to get protected with the safe, effective, and free #COVID19 vaccine. Learn more: http://mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

There's never been a more convenient time to get protected with the safe, effective, and free #COVID19 vaccine. Learn more: http://mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Buying local is better for our climate, keeps local farmers in business, & helps reduce Bay pollution. Plan a visit to a...
06/10/2021

Buying local is better for our climate, keeps local farmers in business, & helps reduce Bay pollution. Plan a visit to a local farm or market today. COG has a regional listing of farm CSAs to connect residents with their local farmer: http://ow.ly/D3Qq50F7tUm #BayAwarenessWeek

Buying local is better for our climate, keeps local farmers in business, & helps reduce Bay pollution. Plan a visit to a local farm or market today. COG has a regional listing of farm CSAs to connect residents with their local farmer: http://ow.ly/D3Qq50F7tUm #BayAwarenessWeek

06/09/2021

The region is coming together at COG on #FairHousing. A new Regional #HousingEquity Plan will help expand housing choice for all residents: http://ow.ly/b1S850F6E3z

It will take the entire #DMV working together to meet our region’s shared climate goals. Track the efforts underway to a...
06/03/2021

It will take the entire #DMV working together to meet our region’s shared climate goals. Track the efforts underway to address #climatechange and discover simple ways you can help through DMV Climate Partners: http://climatepartners.org

It will take the entire #DMV working together to meet our region’s shared climate goals. Track the efforts underway to address #climatechange and discover simple ways you can help through DMV Climate Partners: http://climatepartners.org

Regional #COVID19 progress continues: 15M+ doses administered, 7M+ fully vaccinated people in DC/MD/VA. And for those th...
06/03/2021

Regional #COVID19 progress continues: 15M+ doses administered, 7M+ fully vaccinated people in DC/MD/VA. And for those that haven’t been vaccinated yet, getting protected has never been more convenient. Learn more: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Regional #COVID19 progress continues: 15M+ doses administered, 7M+ fully vaccinated people in DC/MD/VA. And for those that haven’t been vaccinated yet, getting protected has never been more convenient. Learn more: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Let’s get back to spending time in-person together. Get vaccinated and let’s end the pandemic. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax ...
05/28/2021

Let’s get back to spending time in-person together. Get vaccinated and let’s end the pandemic. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StoptheSpreadDMV

Let’s get back to spending time in-person together. Get vaccinated and let’s end the pandemic. www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StoptheSpreadDMV

Along with local partners, COG launched DMV Climate Partners, a new website to educate and engage on #climate. Learn mor...
05/26/2021

Along with local partners, COG launched DMV Climate Partners, a new website to educate and engage on #climate. Learn more about the features of the site from COG Climate, Energy, and Environment Chair Deni Taveras: http://ow.ly/ZZE250EVOi3

Along with local partners, COG launched DMV Climate Partners, a new website to educate and engage on #climate. Learn more about the features of the site from COG Climate, Energy, and Environment Chair Deni Taveras: http://ow.ly/ZZE250EVOi3

Is your local government agency or NGO implementing creative solutions to the region's climate challenges? Apply for a C...
05/25/2021

Is your local government agency or NGO implementing creative solutions to the region's climate challenges? Apply for a COG Climate and Energy Leadership Award: https://bit.ly/2op1Dwf

Is your local government agency or NGO implementing creative solutions to the region's climate challenges? Apply for a COG Climate and Energy Leadership Award: https://bit.ly/2op1Dwf

Regional #COVID19 progress continues: 14M+ doses administered, 6M+ fully vaccinated people in DC/MD/VA. And for those th...
05/24/2021

Regional #COVID19 progress continues: 14M+ doses administered, 6M+ fully vaccinated people in DC/MD/VA. And for those that haven’t been vaccinated yet, getting protected has never been more convenient. Learn more: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Regional #COVID19 progress continues: 14M+ doses administered, 6M+ fully vaccinated people in DC/MD/VA. And for those that haven’t been vaccinated yet, getting protected has never been more convenient. Learn more: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Nearly 400 local government managers have graduated from COG's Institute for Regional Excellence. We're now seeking appl...
05/24/2021

Nearly 400 local government managers have graduated from COG's Institute for Regional Excellence. We're now seeking applicants for our next cohort. Strengthen your leadership skills and earn your Certified Public Manager designation: mwcog.org/IRE

Nearly 400 local government managers have graduated from COG's Institute for Regional Excellence. We're now seeking applicants for our next cohort. Strengthen your leadership skills and earn your Certified Public Manager designation: mwcog.org/IRE

COG's annual Commercial Construction Indicators Report revealed a 29 percent decline in new #construction from 2019 to 2...
05/21/2021

COG's annual Commercial Construction Indicators Report revealed a 29 percent decline in new #construction from 2019 to 2020 and the highest office vacancy rate in four years. View the full report: http://ow.ly/8Wc250ESjBS

COG's annual Commercial Construction Indicators Report revealed a 29 percent decline in new #construction from 2019 to 2020 and the highest office vacancy rate in four years. View the full report: http://ow.ly/8Wc250ESjBS

Bike to Work Day is back in 2021! Thousands are expected to safely celebrate the event tomorrow. Are you registered? htt...
05/20/2021

Bike to Work Day is back in 2021! Thousands are expected to safely celebrate the event tomorrow. Are you registered? http://ow.ly/h8sq50ERnwu #BTWD2021

Bike to Work Day is back in 2021! Thousands are expected to safely celebrate the event tomorrow. Are you registered? http://ow.ly/h8sq50ERnwu #BTWD2021

"Foster parents play a crucial role in caring for children across the region," said COG Board Chair Robert White At Larg...
05/13/2021

"Foster parents play a crucial role in caring for children across the region," said COG Board Chair Robert White At Large "It's my pleasure to recognize this year's Foster Parents of the Year for their resilience and commitment during such a challenging year." http://ow.ly/toIL50EM2JU

"Foster parents play a crucial role in caring for children across the region," said COG Board Chair Robert White At Large "It's my pleasure to recognize this year's Foster Parents of the Year for their resilience and commitment during such a challenging year." http://ow.ly/toIL50EM2JU

According to COG’s report, there are 8,309 people experiencing #homelessness in the region, the smallest number of peopl...
05/12/2021

According to COG’s report, there are 8,309 people experiencing #homelessness in the region, the smallest number of people recorded since the region began coordinating on an annual enumeration 20 years ago: http://ow.ly/pjQX50ELa8q

According to COG’s report, there are 8,309 people experiencing #homelessness in the region, the smallest number of people recorded since the region began coordinating on an annual enumeration 20 years ago: http://ow.ly/pjQX50ELa8q

05/12/2021

We are proud to present the 2021 Foster Parents of the Year, a group of 10 local families who showed significant strength and resilience during the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more about the families: http://ow.ly/7wK350EL5st #FosterCareMonth

05/11/2021

Get to know Visualize 2045, the region's long-range transportation plan. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) launched a new site where you can learn about the plan update and engaging with the process: http://ow.ly/YL1Z50EKdLi

The #COVID19 vaccine is helping us keep safe and get back to our lives. And there's never been a more convenient time to...
05/11/2021

The #COVID19 vaccine is helping us keep safe and get back to our lives. And there's never been a more convenient time to get protected. Learn more: mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

The #COVID19 vaccine is helping us keep safe and get back to our lives. And there's never been a more convenient time to get protected. Learn more: mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

Help COG recognize outstanding #climate stewardship projects and programs in our region: mwcog.org/climateawards
05/10/2021

Help COG recognize outstanding #climate stewardship projects and programs in our region: mwcog.org/climateawards

Help COG recognize outstanding #climate stewardship projects and programs in our region: mwcog.org/climateawards

Your water utility is on standby, ready to help you with payment options. mwcog.org/waterbill
05/06/2021

Your water utility is on standby, ready to help you with payment options. mwcog.org/waterbill

Your water utility is on standby, ready to help you with payment options. mwcog.org/waterbill

The #COVID19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you and your family. #StoptheSpreadDMV Learn more: http://mwc...
05/05/2021

The #COVID19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you and your family. #StoptheSpreadDMV Learn more: http://mwcog.org/covid19vax

The #COVID19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you and your family. #StoptheSpreadDMV Learn more: http://mwcog.org/covid19vax

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board launched a new website for Visualize 2045, the region’s long-range...
05/05/2021

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board launched a new website for Visualize 2045, the region’s long-range transportation plan.

Learn about some of the new features with TPB Staff Director Kanti Srikanth and explore the site: ow.ly/1WQS50EFzVA

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board launched a new website for Visualize 2045, the region’s long-range transportation plan.

Learn about some of the new features with TPB Staff Director Kanti Srikanth and explore the site: ow.ly/1WQS50EFzVA

You're not alone. There is assistance available. Don't put off connecting with your water utility so you can explore opt...
05/05/2021

You're not alone. There is assistance available. Don't put off connecting with your water utility so you can explore options for paying your bill. mwcog.org/waterbill

You're not alone. There is assistance available. Don't put off connecting with your water utility so you can explore options for paying your bill. mwcog.org/waterbill

Are you helping the #DMV meet its climate goals? Apply for a COG Climate and Energy Leadership Award: https://bit.ly/2op...
05/04/2021

Are you helping the #DMV meet its climate goals? Apply for a COG Climate and Energy Leadership Award: https://bit.ly/2op1Dwf

Are you helping the #DMV meet its climate goals? Apply for a COG Climate and Energy Leadership Award: https://bit.ly/2op1Dwf

#COVID19 vaccines are a safe way to build protection. Learn more and get vaccinated: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StoptheSp...
05/03/2021

#COVID19 vaccines are a safe way to build protection. Learn more and get vaccinated: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StoptheSpreadDMV

#COVID19 vaccines are a safe way to build protection. Learn more and get vaccinated: www.mwcog.org/covid19vax #StoptheSpreadDMV

COG, in partnership with GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, is accepting applications for the Institute for ...
04/30/2021

COG, in partnership with GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, is accepting applications for the Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) Regional Executive Development Program. The program, perfect for local government managers, culminates in a Certified Public Manager's designation. mwcog.org/IRE

COG, in partnership with GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, is accepting applications for the Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) Regional Executive Development Program. The program, perfect for local government managers, culminates in a Certified Public Manager's designation. mwcog.org/IRE

We all have a role to play in ending the pandemic. Learn more about the safe, effective #COVID19 vaccine and schedule a ...
04/29/2021

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

Thousands of recovered #COVID19 patients have donated plasma over the past year. Learn more about plasma and how you can...
04/28/2021

Thousands of recovered #COVID19 patients have donated plasma over the past year. Learn more about plasma and how you can help save lives at http://thefightisinus.org #TheFightIsInUs

Thousands of recovered #COVID19 patients have donated plasma over the past year. Learn more about plasma and how you can help save lives at http://thefightisinus.org #TheFightIsInUs

Everyone 16 years and older is eligible for a free #COVID19 vaccine. Find out how to join your friends and neighbors to ...
04/27/2021

Everyone 16 years and older is eligible for a free #COVID19 vaccine. Find out how to join your friends and neighbors to help #StopTheSpreadDMV: mwcog.org/covid19vax

Everyone 16 years and older is eligible for a free #COVID19 vaccine. Find out how to join your friends and neighbors to help #StopTheSpreadDMV: mwcog.org/covid19vax

The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to our lives. Learn how to get your #COVID19 vaccine: ht...
04/26/2021

The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to our lives. Learn how to get your #COVID19 vaccine: http://mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to our lives. Learn how to get your #COVID19 vaccine: http://mwcog.org/covid19vax #StopTheSpreadDMV

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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.