Every month, more than a thousand officials and experts come to the Council of Governments to learn about the latest trends and data, share best practices, and develop solutions to the region’s major challenges. Elected leaders, police chiefs, housing directors, environmental experts, transportation planners, and more find value in working together at COG.

The Board of Directors is COG’s governing body and is responsible for its overall policies. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee are independent policy boards staffed by COG. In addition to these boards, a wide network of policy, technical, and advisory committees advance COG’s regional work.