At kickoff meeting Region Forward Coalition members explore approaches to improving Regional Centers in metro DC

Jun 14, 2011
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Creating the Region Forward vision was hard work. Using Region Forward to measure progress prioritize needs and jumpstart projects will be an even more challenging endeavor. Fortunately the new group responsible for taking Region Forward to the next level is more than up to the task.

This group the Region Forward Coalition (RFC) held its first meeting at George Mason University’s Arlington campus last Friday. RFC members learned about Complete Community Priorities a planning concept that will help them identify important needs for Regional Centers. During a group exercise participants discussed priorities for urban suburban and exurban centers. They also took part in a panel discussion on a new transit-oriented affordable housing initiative an example of the kind of project the RFC hopes to spark through new public-private partnerships.

The RFC is a diverse group of local state and federal government officials business and nonprofit leaders and advocates. Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Eric Olson will serve as Chair of the Coalition. Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes and District of Columbia Planning Director Harriet Tregoning will serve as the group’s Vice Chairs.

The following photos were taken at the event during the planning exercise mentioned above. Click thumbnails for full-size photos. Stay tuned for more blog postings on the meeting this week.

Creating the Region Forward vision was hard work. Using Region Forward to measure progress prioritize needs and jumpstart projects will be an even more challenging endeavor. Fortunately the new group responsible for taking Region Forward to the next level is more than up to the task.

This group the Region Forward Coalition (RFC) held its first meeting at George Mason University’s Arlington campus last Friday. RFC members learned about Complete Community Priorities a planning concept that will help them identify important needs for Regional Centers. During a group exercise participants discussed priorities for urban suburban and exurban centers. They also took part in a panel discussion on a new transit-oriented affordable housing initiative an example of the kind of project the RFC hopes to spark through new public-private partnerships.

The RFC is a diverse group of local state and federal government officials business and nonprofit leaders and advocates. Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Eric Olson will serve as Chair of the Coalition. Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes and District of Columbia Planning Director Harriet Tregoning will serve as the group’s Vice Chairs.

 

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