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"Ella" Homecoming Celebration hosted by the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee
  Apr 21, 2014
National Capital Region School Preparedness Seminar-Virginia
  Apr 30, 2014
TPB Technical Committee
  May 2, 2014
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Featured News
Warmer Weather Prompts Increased Outdoor Activity and Safety Enforcement
Street Smart urges drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution. Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia gathered in Woodbridge, VA to kick off the Spring 2014 campaign.  
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TPB Advances Projects Proposed for Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan - Final vote on plan update to take place in the fall
At its meeting today, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) voted to include ten projects in an air quality analysis required as part of the annual update to the financially Constrained Long Range Transportation Plan (CLRP).
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Awards Recognize Officials for Animal Services
The COG Animal Services Committee hosted its biennial awards ceremony on March 28, 2014 to honor animal control officers, rescuers, volunteers, and other dedicated animal service and care providers for their outstanding service to animals, animal owners, and the local communities within the region. The ceremony was hosted by Liz Crenshaw of NBC4.
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Patrick Wojahn Promotes TPB Coordination, Bike to Work Day
The Transportation Planning Board Chairman's op-ed in the Washington Business Journal highlights the region's coordinated approach to transportation planning and the recently approved TPB Priorities Plan that includes strategies related to roads, mass transit, bicycling, and walking. He also appeared with Commuter Connections Director Nicholas Ramfos on NewsTalk on News Channel 8 to encourage residents to register for the regionís Bike to Work Day on May 16.
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COG Annual Report/Regional Directory Available for Download
Region Shaping Leaders, the combined 2014 Regional Directory and 2013 Annual Report, is available for download on the COG web site. The publication lists the phone numbers and email addresses of area government officials and highlights major regional initiatives in 2013, including COGís support of the landmark regional Blue Plains wastewater agreement, innovative strategies to encourage more growth in Activity Centers, and a new plan identifying our regionís transportation priorities. Click here to download.
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Bike to Work Day 2014 Registration Opens Marking the Start of Spring
Registration for the metropolitan regionís Bike to Work Day 2014 has opened, punctuating the end of a long cold, winter.  The first 14,000 participants who register for this free event at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org become eligible for a bicycle raffle and will receive a free t-shirt commemorating this yearís celebration, held on Friday, May 16, 2014.
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COG Seeking Applications for New Climate and Energy Leadership Awards
At its March 2014 meeting, COG's Climate Energy and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC) officially launched a new awards program to recognize and encourage public agencies, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders in their efforts to achieve local and regional climate and energy goals.
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Mary Anne McKown Named Managing Director, National Capital Region Program Management Office
Mary Anne McKown, a manager with more than 22 years of experience, 14 of which included leading homeland security and emergency management projects, has been selected as the Managing Director of the National Capital Regionís Homeland Security Program Management Office (PMO.) The PMO was established last fall to coordinate and direct homeland security programs for the National Capital Region. The PMO will be housed at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
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Q&A: Paul Quander, District of Columbia Deputy Mayor
In this Region Forward Q&A, District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander, who serves as Chair of the COG Emergency Preparedness Council, discusses coordination across borders, cyber security and innovative public safety policies. Click here to view the Q&A on the Region Forward blog. 
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Place + Opportunity: Strategies for Creating Great Communities and a Stronger Region
Ending Homelessness Together: A Summary of 10 Year Plans to End Homelessness in the Metropolitan Washington Region
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