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Leaders Discuss Serving Homeless, Other Populations in Winter and Launch New Online Emergency Services Directory
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) launched an online directory to serve over 300,000 people in need of emergency services across the region.
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Officials Approve Projects to Enhance Transportation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
As metropolitan Washington’s designated recipient of the Enhanced Mobility Program, a federal program to enhance transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities, the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved nearly $8 million in funding for a slate of projects proposed by local governments and nonprofits.
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COG Board of Directors Elects Roger Berliner as 2016 Chairman

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) today elected Roger Berliner, Vice President of the Montgomery County Council, as its Chairman for 2016. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie of the District of Columbia and Supervisor Matthew Letourneau of Loudoun County were elected as vice chairmen of the board.

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COG Report Highlights Sobering Economic Trends, New Opportunities as D.C. Region Adapts to Federal Cutbacks
The 2016 State of the Region: Economic Competitiveness Report measures a wide range of indicators-- from graduation rates to Gross Regional Product (GRP) and poverty levels to parks-- to assess the metropolitan Washington’s current and future economic health and give leaders a fuller picture of how the region can better attract and retain businesses and workers.
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Transportation Planning Board Elects Timothy Lovain as 2016 Chairman
During its December meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) voted unanimously to elect its 2016 officers, including Alexandria City Councilman Timothy Lovain, who will serve as TPB Chairman.
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Futurist Speaks at Annual Meeting About Impact of Technological Advances on Transportation Planning
Glen Hiemstra, Futurist.com Founder and CEO, delivered the keynote address at the 2015 COG Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. His presentation focused on technological advancements and their impact on car ownership, accidents, travel patterns, and urban and transportation planning in the future. 

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Vigilance and Preparedness are Key in Facing Terrorist Threats, Experts Advise
During a special briefing sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), the Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT) and the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region, employers and government officials in metropolitan Washington were advised to adopt strong security measures and always report suspicious behavior to law enforcement officials.
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COG Recognizes Loudoun County Chairman Scott York for Regional Leadership
Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor and Baltimore Metropolitan Council also receive COG regional awards.  
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City and County Managers Gather at Retreat to Promote Regional Economic Competitiveness
Leaders discussed various efforts to strengthen cooperation, including the development of a strategy to boost exports in the region.
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Environmental Advisory Group Seeks New Members
Are you interested in clean air? Stakeholder positions are available on the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee’s Technical Advisory Committee. Applications are due by December 31.
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