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Region Forward is a vision for a more accessible, sustainable, prosperous, and livable National Capital Region. It was developed by the Greater Washington 2050 Coalition, a group of public, private, and civic leaders created by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in 2008 to help the region meet future challenges like accommodating two million more people by 2050, maintaining aging infrastructure, growing more sustainably, and including all residents in future prosperity.
Region Forward is not a one-size-fits-all vision. It accepts the differences among our cities and counties, but also embraces something that residents of the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia understand. Our futures are interconnected. In 2010, COG and its 21 local governments individually endorsed Region Forward and its Greater Washington 2050 Compact. Additionally, many other agencies, stakeholder groups, and area residents have added endorsed the Compact.
Now, a new group has been charged by COG to take Region Forward to the next level. In June 2011, the Region Forward Coalition held its inaugural meeting. RFC members will use Region Forward to measure progress, prioritize needs, and jumpstart projects that will help us meet our goals. Like the 2050 Coalition that preceded it, the RFC has a broad membership of local, state and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and advocates.
Thank you for your interest. We encourage you to learn more about Region Forward and help us turn these big goals into better communities.
Paul DesJardin, Director Community Planning & Services - (202) 962-3293
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