COG honored Tony Costa, the Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and GSA’s FedScape team for their work ensuring that efficiency, economic development, and sustainability are considered when deciding where to locate federal facilities. Costa accepted COG's Regional Partnership Award at its Annual Meeting on December 14.
Through its work alongside COG, area planning directors, and economic development offices, FedScape has helped forge a more collaborative relationship between the region and GSA, which has a portfolio of more than 93 million square feet of space and more than 880 government facilities in metropolitan Washington. COG Executive Director Chuck Bean presented Costa with the award, noting that FedScape’s efforts build on COG’s Activity Centers, which are priority places for growth.
The Regional Partnership Award is presented to organizations or individuals who have worked with COG to improve the quality of life for area residents.
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