Institute for Regional Excellence


The Institute for Regional Excellence offers the Regional Executive Development Program, a year long program leading to a Certified Public Manager's® designation. This program is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager's® Consortium. As part of its requirement, the REDP must offer courses in line with the required CPM® Core Competencies.

The COG Institute for Regional Excellence is a partnership between with The George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, the Chief Administrative Officers Committee and the Personnel Directors from member jurisdictions, and the COG Board of Directors. Visit the IRE site for more details.

News & Multimedia

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    Leggett, Long receive Institute for Regional Excellence awards

    November 2, 2016

    Fairfax County Executive Ed Long received the 2016 Visionary Leadership Award from COG's Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) during a graduation ceremony on...

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    Q&A: City of Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams

    November 4, 2015

    City of Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams will leave office when his term ends in November. We sat down with Williams to discuss his career in public...

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    Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields Wins COG Leadership Award

    October 27, 2015

    COG honored Wyatt Shields with its 2015 Institute for Regional Excellence Visionary Leadership Award on October 23. Shields, who serves as City Manager of the...

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    Arlington County’s Barbara Donnellan Wins Visionary Leadership Award

    October 22, 2014

    Barbara Donnellan, Arlington County’s County Manager, received the 2014 Visionary Leadership Award on October 17, a prize that recognizes top government...

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    Firestine, Peacor Win IRE Leadership Awards

    October 25, 2013

    During the graduation ceremony of COG's Institute for Regional Excellence on October 25, Montgtomery County Chief Administrative Officer Tim Firestine and...

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    Poster Session Focuses on IRE Research

    July 11, 2005

    Members of COG's Chief Administrative Officers Committee were introduced to the Institute for Regional Excellence when participants of the 2005 class...

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