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Posted on: January 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] COUNCIL CHAIR APPOINTED TO COG LEADERSHIP POST

 

Davis to Serve as 2017 Board of Directors Vice-Chair

Prince George’s County Council Chair Derrick L. Davis (D) – District 6, has been elected to serve as Vice- Chair of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). District of Columbia Council Member Kenyan McDuffie will serve as Chair, and Loudoun County Supervisor Matthew Letourneau will also serve as Vice-Chair.


Council Chair Davis says he is honored to be elected to serve in this capacity.


“As a member of the Board of Directors last year, I had the opportunity to work across jurisdictional lines and delve into the policies and functions that enable COG to effectively address our common challenges and needs across the region. I look forward to continuing that work in this regional leadership position, serving alongside Chairman McDuffie and Vice-Chair Letourneau.”


Council Chair Davis also noted the important work ahead to restore confidence in the Metrorail system.


“The long term viability of Metro, and the safety of riders who rely on the rail system to fulfill their transportation needs, remains central on our radar. While the board will focus on a number of issues this year, working towards the restoration of confidence in Metro remains a top priority.”


COG is an independent, nonprofit association of 23 local governments supported by financial contributions from its member governments, Federal and State grants and contracts, and donations from foundations and the private sector. COG connects leaders across borders to help shape strong communities in Metropolitan Washington.


The Board of Directors is COG’s governing body and is responsible for its overall policies, functions, and funds. Board members are appointed each year by the participating local governments and by caucuses of state legislative delegations from the region.

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