COG Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the Council of Governments’ governing body and is responsible for its overall policies and the approval of its work program and budget. The board takes action on committee recommendations, discusses current and emerging regional problems, and develops legislative priorities and policy focuses. In recent years, the board has focused on regional infrastructure, economic competitiveness, and the Metrorail system. 

Board members are appointed each year by COG’s local governments and representatives from the Maryland and Virginia state legislative delegations. The current board consists of 34 members—the majority are elected officials.

Board meetings are held at noon on the second Wednesday of most months. Meetings are open to the public, and representatives from the media frequently attend.