News Highlight

NARC, NGA, COG Hold Joint Event

Oct 18, 2008


This event, titled "Working Together: How States and Regions Can Achieve Common Goals," was held on October 17 and was a joint effort by the National Governor's Association (NGA), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). The purpose of the event was to provide a sound understanding of the work of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Councils (RCs) – large, small, urban and rural – and how it can complement state initiatives in transportation, economic development, emergency preparedness and environmental planning.



The afternoon session of the event included an interactive panel discussion with regional leaders and experts. The panel consisted of Richard Muth, Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Thomas Ballou from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Rick Rybeck from the District of Columbia Department of Transportation and TPB Alternate, and Michael Dowd from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. David Robertson, Executive Director of COG, moderated the panel discussion.


The event was attended by representatives from thirteen states and Puerto Rico.


Back to news

Related News

  • News

    Q&A: Prince George's County Chief Administrative Officer Nicholas Majett

    April 18, 2017

    Nicholas (Nick) Majett, Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer, has been a COG member since May 2014, when he first joined Prince George’s County...

  • Scott York Wins Scull Award

    COG Recognizes Loudoun County Chairman Scott York for Regional Leadership

    December 10, 2015

    Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor and Baltimore Metropolitan Council also receive COG regional awards at the 2015 COG Annual Meeting.