Establishing a Model of Cooperative Leadership

NCPC and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) are continuing their work to establish the region as a model of cooperative planning leadership.

Pilot Projects

At the direction of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NCPC and MWCOG are developing several pilot projects to follow up on their July 2009 event, Building the Region Together. That event assembled senior White House officials, federal and local agency representatives, and regional elected officials to discuss collaborative opportunities on issues of mutual interest.

The proposed pilot projects focus on:

  • Fostering regional coordination around shared goals and creating a regional business plan
  • Establishing and positioning the region as a sustainable showcase
  • Linking federal investments to community, economic, and innovation development

In the coming months NCPC and MWGOC will convene to continue refining these ideas into viable, innovative strategies and solutions.

The proposals are designed to be implemented with our partners throughout the National Capital Region over the next 12 to 24 months.


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The National Capital Region consists of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding counties and independent cities in Maryland and Virginia.