Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

May 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Homelessness Posts Decline in Region

A new report shows homelessness decreased 9 percent in Montgomery County from 2016 to 2017, and the number of homeless families decreased 22 percent. The report, released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is based on the annual point-in-time study that counts unsheltered persons in nine jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia and the District […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Participates in Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan joined District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic at the Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit on Tuesday. The conference, organized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, gathered hundreds of policymakers, public health and safety professionals to confront the substance […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Propose Variable Speed Limits, Ramp Metering for I-270 (VIDEO)

Gov. Larry Hogan plans to unveil in the coming days how he would spend $100 million as part of his “Innovative Congestion Management Project” to improve travel times on the highway, a Hogan spokeswoman said Monday. Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday he had learned Friday that the governor had awarded the money, […]

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December 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council President Roger Berliner Honored with Scull Public Service Award (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner was recognized for outstanding leadership and service to the region by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Dec. 14 at its annual meeting. He was presented with the Elizabeth and David Scull Award for Metropolitan Public Service, COG’s highest honor.  In this video from County Cable Montgomery, Berliner explains his […]

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Promotes Reusable Bags with Stream Clean Up and Bag Giveaway (PHOTOS)

County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Craig Rice and other officials to promote the use of reusable shopping bags at an event Saturday, June 18 in Silver Spring. The event included a stream clean-up of the Stewart-April Lane Tributary, remarks by officials and a free reusable bag giveaway at the White Oak Giant Foods. “I […]

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February 18, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Leggett, Berliner and Navarro Prepare for Cuba Trip: How Much Will It Cost?

Montgomery County officials will travel to Cuba this weekend on a trip organized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC).  The trip will cost Montgomery County taxpayers a total of $8,700 which will cover expenses for Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and his Administrative Assistant Claudia Canales, according to County spokesperson Patrick Lacefield. Montgomery […]

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