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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Fall and winter are a high-risk time of year for people walking and biking. Street Smart is reminding residents to make ...
10/01/2020

Fall and winter are a high-risk time of year for people walking and biking. Street Smart is reminding residents to make safety a top priority during the coming months: http://ow.ly/6pJ550BGZ3t

Time is almost up! Please provide your input on this brief survey about your local environment and be entered to win $10...
09/25/2020

Time is almost up! Please provide your input on this brief survey about your local environment and be entered to win $100. Survey ends TODAY. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W9TJ8QK

We want to hear from you! Complete this brief survey about your local environment to help us plan our outreach. Provide ...
09/23/2020

We want to hear from you! Complete this brief survey about your local environment to help us plan our outreach. Provide an email, and you could be selected to win a $100 Visa gift card. Survey ends Friday. surveymonkey.com/r/W9TJ8QK

“2020 has reinforced that we need to effectively prepare for emergencies that range from the simplest to the most catast...
09/22/2020
Emergency managers promote 2020 National Preparedness Month - News Highlight - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

“2020 has reinforced that we need to effectively prepare for emergencies that range from the simplest to the most catastrophic,” said Clint Osborn, Chair of COG’s Emergency Managers Committee.
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Learn more about National Preparedness Month (#NatlPrep) & how to plan ahead for emergencies: http://ow.ly/sOFa50ByaM1

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...

09/18/2020

Local elected officials Mary Cheh, Jon Stehle, & Craig Rice are leading a new COG committee that will work to address regional #food security issues and build a more resilient #food and #farming economy: http://ow.ly/dchr50Bv28I

Your family's participation in the #2020Census is very important. Tomorrow at 1PM, have your kids join us for a free vir...
09/17/2020

Your family's participation in the #2020Census is very important. Tomorrow at 1PM, have your kids join us for a free virtual art lesson while you take a break and take the census! https://www.youtube.com/paintitkids

09/14/2020

For this year’s #Infrastructure week, we want to highlight our essential #water and #wastewater utilities! They work hard year-round to keep metropolitan Washington safe. We appreciate your service! #RebuildBetter The Value of Water

We’re working to improve your environment. Please take this brief survey to help us serve you better. It should only tak...
09/14/2020

We’re working to improve your environment. Please take this brief survey to help us serve you better. It should only take 10 minutes, and, if you provide your email, you will be entered to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards. Survey ends September 25. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W9TJ8QK

09/03/2020
DC Census

DC Census

Mayor Bowser and other #DMV leaders have come together to remind you that you’ve got the power to shape the future of our region by taking the #2020Census.

Respond online, by phone, or when a census taker visits you.
➡️ 2020census.gov
➡️ 1-844-330-2020

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Many places are experiencing a shortage of election workers due to #COVID19. Volunteer for the 2020 general election. Ch...
08/25/2020

Many places are experiencing a shortage of election workers due to #COVID19. Volunteer for the 2020 general election. Check your local board of elections website for details. #VoteSafe #PlantoVote

Thanks for doing your part to #StopTheSpreadDMV. Please remember to properly dispose of litter, especially masks and glo...
08/24/2020

Thanks for doing your part to #StopTheSpreadDMV. Please remember to properly dispose of litter, especially masks and gloves, as you safely enjoy the outdoors. #EnjoytheAnacostia @EnjoyAnacostia

Officials on the COG Board passed a resolution calling for an extension of #2020Census operations. A complete, accurate ...
08/13/2020

Officials on the COG Board passed a resolution calling for an extension of #2020Census operations. A complete, accurate count helps ensure local governments can meet the needs of area residents. http://ow.ly/vAdW50AXTSJ

The COG Board endorsed the National Capital Trail Network, a 1,400-mile network of long-distance, off-street trails, ser...
08/12/2020

The COG Board endorsed the National Capital Trail Network, a 1,400-mile network of long-distance, off-street trails, serving the entire region. The network, approved by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, will help prioritize bike and pedestrian projects. Interactive map: mwcog.org/NationalCapitalTrailNetwork

Amid the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, officials in the DMV urge residents to plan ahead to #VoteSafe. Key messages, resour...
08/12/2020

Amid the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, officials in the DMV urge residents to plan ahead to #VoteSafe. Key messages, resources: http://ow.ly/f9v350AXMzo

COG Board leadership urges U.S. Senate to extend the deadline for the #2020Census by four months to ensure a complete, a...
08/06/2020

COG Board leadership urges U.S. Senate to extend the deadline for the #2020Census by four months to ensure a complete, accurate count. Read the letter: http://ow.ly/Y61T50ASttE

The Advancing Racial Equity Cohort, held in partnership with GARE, completed its final session.These leaders from 11 are...
07/31/2020

The Advancing Racial Equity Cohort, held in partnership with GARE, completed its final session.These leaders from 11 area jurisdictions will help our region shape a better, more equitable future. They examined the areas of public safety, community development, transportation, and governing and business through an #equity lens.

To the cohort – thank you for asking tough questions and having important conversations. In the face of #COVID19, you were quick to adapt to a new way of meeting and consider the impact of the pandemic on equity.

mwcog.org/equity

COG Chair District 6 Council Member Derrick Leon Davis highlights board's unanimous affirmation of racial equity as a fu...
07/27/2020

COG Chair District 6 Council Member Derrick Leon Davis highlights board's unanimous affirmation of racial equity as a fundamental value, discusses ongoing health, housing, and equity cohort work in Local Opinions: http://ow.ly/4CJa50AJ7jw

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board adopted a regional roadway safety policy, endorsing a set of s...
07/27/2020

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board adopted a regional roadway safety policy, endorsing a set of shared actions to reduce injuries and fatalities on area roadways and committing to safety strategies that advance equity: http://ow.ly/bG3650AFB9j

The region’s #airquality has reached unhealthy levels for the second time this week, though it is expected to improve wi...
07/22/2020

The region’s #airquality has reached unhealthy levels for the second time this week, though it is expected to improve with passing storms. Check current conditions at mwcog.org/aqi or download the Clean Air Partners free air quality app at cleanairpartners.net.

COG’s Regional Economic Monitoring System (REMS) report, issued monthly, provides insights to how the region has endured...
07/20/2020

COG’s Regional Economic Monitoring System (REMS) report, issued monthly, provides insights to how the region has endured the #COVID19 economic downturn. See the data & subscribe to the newsletter: http://ow.ly/OLzY50ADaI7

The COG Board of Directors has passed a resolution affirming racial equity as a fundamental value: http://mwcog.org/equi...
07/08/2020

The COG Board of Directors has passed a resolution affirming racial equity as a fundamental value: http://mwcog.org/equity

COG, in partnership with area environmental departments, tracks the region’s #airquality. Check current conditions and g...
07/07/2020

COG, in partnership with area environmental departments, tracks the region’s #airquality. Check current conditions and get the forecast here: http://ow.ly/uIuL50zHgD8

This #July4th weekend (and for the foreseeable future), please remember that we all have a role to play to #StopTheSprea...
07/02/2020

This #July4th weekend (and for the foreseeable future), please remember that we all have a role to play to #StopTheSpreadDMV.

COG continues to work with area officials on #COVID19 coordination. Our website now features government health data dash...
07/02/2020

COG continues to work with area officials on #COVID19 coordination. Our website now features government health data dashboards and school reopening plans. Regional #COVID19 updates and resources: mwcog.org/covid19

In June, COG and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, Building Bridges Across the River, Center for Nonprofit...
07/02/2020

In June, COG and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, Building Bridges Across the River, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Greater Washington Community Foundation, HAND, Leadership Greater Washington, and United Way of the National Capital Area hosted a virtual summit on #RacialEquity, featuring a panel of government equity officers. The topic is also the focus of the upcoming COG Board meeting. Watch the summit video: http://ow.ly/4daC50Ao0Kh

This week, COG convened a panel of leaders from the philanthropic community to discuss building a more equitable region....
06/26/2020

This week, COG convened a panel of leaders from the philanthropic community to discuss building a more equitable region. Thank you to our incredible panelists from - Healthcare Initiative Foundation, Consumer Health Foundation, United Way of the National Capital Area, and Northern Virginia Health Foundation - for engaging with the COG-GARE Advancing Racial Equity Cohort! Learn more about the cohort: http://mwcog.org/equity

As the region gradually reopens, Commute with Confidence as you transition back into the workplace. Get #COVID19 commuti...
06/25/2020

As the region gradually reopens, Commute with Confidence as you transition back into the workplace. Get #COVID19 commuting tips & resources: http://ow.ly/2wxn50AhHkJ

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board considers actions to reduce injuries and fatalities on region's ro...
06/17/2020

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board considers actions to reduce injuries and fatalities on region's roadways. Recommendations based on findings of a year-long regional #safety study: http://ow.ly/22Vo50AaDtX

Commute with Confidence clearinghouse offers new resources, safety tips as some area employees transition back to the wo...
06/16/2020

Commute with Confidence clearinghouse offers new resources, safety tips as some area employees transition back to the workplace. http://ow.ly/ndyq50A9y1X

Sanitation workers are providing essential services in difficult times. Be sure to do your part to keep them safe by wip...
06/16/2020

Sanitation workers are providing essential services in difficult times. Be sure to do your part to keep them safe by wiping down your trash cans and bins with disinfectant. www.gorecycle.org

Last year, 160 new commercial buildings were completed in the #DMV, totaling 12.7M square feet of space, a decline of ab...
06/16/2020

Last year, 160 new commercial buildings were completed in the #DMV, totaling 12.7M square feet of space, a decline of about 1M square feet from 2018. Get COG's Commercial Construction Indicators Report: http://ow.ly/gsUF50A8kcg

Wherever you live in the region, you can do your part to #StopTheSpreadDMV.
06/15/2020

Wherever you live in the region, you can do your part to #StopTheSpreadDMV.

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Good Morning, I’m holding a community National Night Out event for our law enforcement in the community and I’m also incorporating disaster preparedness so I’m reaching out to all agencies involved in the public safety and emergency response field for information that can be passed out. The event will be for the East Skagit County Community in Washington State and will be run with masks and social distancing in mind per the Covid-19 Guidelines which will be enforced. Instead of having multiple agencies attend with booths we will have one booth for all booklets and hand-outs which is why I am reaching out to all the agencies now. The event is October 6th so it is a short notice but we were not sure the event would happen but issues are resolving themselves so we will make it happen. Anything you can provide to pass out to the public would be appreciated. Thank-you and stay safe. Eric Cooper, ECC
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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
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