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COG Board Priorities

The Board of Directors is the Council of Governments’ governing body and is responsible for its overall policies. In recent years, the board has focused on regional infrastructure, economic competitiveness, and the Metro system.

Strengthening COG’s relationship with state and federal legislators is also a priority for the Board of Directors. COG and the region have benefited from a close relationship with its Congressional delegation, particularly in areas like Chesapeake Bay restoration, homeland security, and funding for Metro. COG is active in inviting members of Congress to make presentations to the board either on proposed legislation of regional significance or opportunities for federal-regional collaboration.

COG engages a range of federal agencies to advance the region’s legislative priorities and is continually identifying opportunities for collaboration. Many COG Board members hold significant leadership positions with key state and national associations and COG is focused on better leveraging these connections.

News & Multimedia

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    Regional Green Building Standards Approved

    December 12, 2007

    The COG Board approved regional “green building” standards for the construction of new government and commercial structures that they hope will be adopted by...

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    Board Of Directors Endorses Federal Energy Bill Provisions

    October 10, 2007

    COG's Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution today to endorse provisions contained in federal energy bills that would help reduce carbon dioxide...

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    COG Board Votes to Support D.C. House Voting Rights Bill

    March 14, 2007

    The COG Board of Directors voted to support H.R. 1433, the D.C. House Voting Rights Act. The resolution would grant a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives...

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    Officials Testify at Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Hearing

    May 8, 2006

    Local, state, and federal officials provided testimony on a proposed bill telling Congress there is no way to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by 2010 as called for...

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