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Capital Region Connections

The Council of Governments is all about connections. As metropolitan Washington's go-to, forward looking organization, we bring leaders and stakeholders together to tackle the region’s biggest shared challenges. As a hub of information, we provide authoritative data, expert analysis, strategies and plans to help decision-makers collaborate regionally while supporting local needs and priorities.

Capital Region Connections is COG's new e-newsletter. Connections covers recent action by the COG Board and initiatives by our other boards and committees. It highlights reports, upcoming events, local media coverage, and social media. Connections also features news on COG's 22 member governments and Q&A’s with area leaders to describe their work and how COG helps them achieve their goals.

To subscribe to Connections or any of COG's other e-publications, click here.

Current Edition:
June 23, 2016
"Metrorail at 40, Part II; Q&A with Penny Gross"


Capital Region Connections (Past Editions)

  • May 19, 2016
    "COG Honors 2016 Foster Parents of the Year"
  • April 21, 2016
    "Metrorail at 40 Event; Q&A with Craig Rice"
  • March 17, 2016
    "COG, Area Governments Predict Population & Job Trends"
  • February 18, 2016
    "COG Joins Global Cities Initiative"
  • January 28, 2016
    "COG Releases New Economic Report"
  • December 17, 2015
    "COG Honors Officials at Annual Meeting"
  • November 19, 2015
    "TPB Kicks Off 50th Anniversary; FTA Briefs COG Board on Metro Safety"
  • October 22, 2015
    "Rep. Barbara Comstock Talks Economy, Transportation at COG; Annual Meeting Set for Dec. 9; Officials Approve Updates to Transportation Plan"
  • September 17, 2015
    "GSA Administrator Speaks to COG Board; Officials Review Updates to Region's Long-Term Transportation Plan; Legacy of the Olympic Bid"
  • August 13, 2015
    "COG Retreat Focuses on Jobs, Social Services, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Provides Welcoming Remarks"
  • July 23, 2015
    "Metro and COG Fire Chiefs Announce New Fire/Rescue Liaison, Communities that Work Partnership, Coalition Tours 1776"
  • July 9, 2015
    "Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Speaks to COG Board; Crime Down in Region; Commuter Connections Recognizes Employers"
  • June 25, 2015
    "Q&A with Woodbridge Supervisor Frank J. Principi; Regional Workforce Development Efforts; Remembering Al Grant"
  • June 11, 2015
    "County Executives Baker, Leggett Urge Greater Regional Cooperation"
  • May 28, 2015
    "CAP Annual Awards Celebration; Interview with Alexandria Mayor Euille"
  • May 14, 2015
    "Homelessness Count; Foster Parents of the Year; WMATA Funding"
  • April 30, 2015
    "Economic Competitiveness and Higher Education Innovation; Housing Affordability; Bike to Work Day"
  • April 10, 2015
    "Economic Advancement; Greenhouse Gas Reduction; Regional Growth"
  • March 27, 2015
    "Spring Street Smart Campaign Launches, Officials Organize Summit on Homelessness"
  • March 16, 2015
    "COG Board to Focus on Economic Competitiveness in 2015"
  • February 26, 2015
    "TPB Includes I-66 Tolling Proposals in Air Quality Analysis"
  • February 12, 2015
    "COG Convenes Officials to Discuss Metro Smoke Incident Investigation & Emergency Protocols"
  • January 29, 2015
    "Long-Range Plan Public Comment Open, Applications Sought for TAP Program"
  • January 15, 2015
    "Alexandria Mayor Euille Elected COG Board Chair, Infrastructure Report Released"
  • December 18, 2014
    "COG Annual Meeting Celebrates Regional Leaders, Accomplishments"
  • December 4, 2014
    "COG Annual Meeting - Dec 10, Mayor Newton Speaks to Vision for Rockville"
  • November 13, 2014
    "COG Endorses DC2024 Olympic Bid, Launches Fall 2014 Street Smart Campaign"
  • October 23, 2014
    "Donnellan Wins IRE Award; Officials Approve Long-Range Transportation Plan"
  • October 9, 2014
    "In Memoriam - Walter Scheiber; Airport Discussion; Climate and Energy Awards"
  • September 25, 2014
    "Long-Range Transportation Plan; Officials Tour Blue Plains"
  • September 11, 2014
    "Metroway Brings BRT to the Region; Q&A w Falls Church Vice Mayor Dave Snyder"
  • August 14, 2014
    "Silver Line Connects Activity Centers; Air Quality Progress Continues"
  • July 24, 2014
    "COG Dedicates Kirby Training Center; Commuter Connections Celebrates 40 Years"
  • July 10, 2014
    "MWAQC Chair, Falls Church Vice-Mayor David Snyder; Clean Air Partners Officials Discuss Air Quality on NBC4's Viewpoint"
  • June 27, 2014
    "Kanti Srikanth named Transportation Planning Director; Stuart Freudberg named Deputy Executive Director; Q&A w Distict of Columbia Council Chairman Phil Mendelson"
  • June 12, 2014
    "New Emergency Alert Systems Coming Soon"
  • May 29, 2014
    "Energy Infrastructure; Q&A w College Park Councilmember Patrick Wojahn "
  • May 15, 2014
    "COG Honors Outstanding Foster Parents; Releases 2014 Homelessness Report "
  • April 24, 2014
    "New Amtrak Switcher Latest Project to Further Clean D.C. Region’s Air; Q&A w US Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine"
  • April 15, 2014
    "Officials Launch Series with Discussion on Water Infrastructure"
  • March 27, 2014
    "Mary Anne McKown Joins COG; Workshop Focuses on Supporting Purple Line Communities"
  • March 13, 2014
    "Transportation Director Search; Q&A w District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Paul Quander"
  • February 27, 2014
    "Green Streets Policy; Q&A w Fairfax County Fire Chief Richard Bowers"
  • February 14, 2014
    "Stephen Walz Joins COG; WMATA/COG Leaders Discuss Priorities"
  • January 30, 2014
    "Regional Transportation Priorities Plan; Activity Centers"
  • January 13, 2014
    "Place + Opportunity; Q&A w Prince William County Executive Melissa Peacor"
  • December 16, 2013
    "COG Annual Meeting; Bruce Katz's Keynote Address"
  • November 21, 2013
    "Region Honors Ron Kirby; Q&A w Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner
  • October 24, 2013
    "Transportation Planning Hub; Street Smart"
  • October 10, 2013
    "Region's Cleaner Air; Q&A w Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes"


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