About Us

Corporate Officers

The COG Corporation is an independent, nonprofit association. Policies are set through three independent policy boards: the COG Board of Directors, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee. Supporting policy, technical, and advisory committees help shape programs through the dedicated work of a wide array of public servants, from police chiefs to social workers.

COG’s Membership is comprised of elected officials from local governments, the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and U.S. Congress. COG invites its full membership to an annual meeting each December to review the year’s accomplishments, look ahead to future challenges, elect officers, and recognize officials and partners for outstanding work. 

2017 COG Corporate Officers

David Tarter

David Tarter
COG President
City of Falls Church

Phil Mendelson

Phil Mendelson
COG Vice President
District of Columbia

Karen_Toles

Karen R. Toles
COG Vice President
Prince George's County

Kate_Stewart

Kate Stewart
COG Secretary-Treasurer
City of Takoma Park