Bruce Williams, Mayor of Takoma Park and Chair of the IRE Advisory Board, welcomes you to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE).Learn more about the program
Dear Prospective Candidate: As you consider applying to the Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE), I encourage you to take a look at testimonials from some of the program's graduates. Take, for example, what one Fairfax County participant had to say about the coursework: "Actual training you can use." Or what an Arlington County manager wrote: "You definitely come out with a regional perspective."Read More
"The Institute for Regional Excellence exists to build a cadre or regional talents with a common set of skills, and a common set of knowledge and understanding built around regional challenges. Its goal is to be a learning forum for new ideas and uncommon ways of creatively addressing regional issues facing the Washington region."
Michael C. Rogers - Former COG Executive Director