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METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

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AVIATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Mary H. Hynes, Arlington County, Virginia, Chair (chosen by Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Jan., 1-year term), 2010

Aviation Policy Committee was formed by Board of Directors in 1985 to identify mechanisms to address continuing noise mitication strategies.

Abolished in 2010.

CLIMATE CHANGE STEERING COMMITTEE
Staff: Stuart A. Freudberg (202) 962-3340; e-mail:
sfreudberg@mwcog.org

Appointed by Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments:
Nancy M. Floreen, Montgomery County, Maryland, Chair

Maryland members: George S. (Tad) Aburn, Jr., Department of the Environment; Roger Berliner, Montgomery County; Camille A. Exum, Prince George's County; Judith F. Davis, Greenbelt.

In April 2007, Climate Change Steering Committee was created by resolution of Board of Directors to advise Board on strategies and goals for a regional climate change program. Committee was to measure local greenhouse gas emissions; study local impact of climate change; and evaluate feasibility of establishing a carbon reduction fund for Washington region.

In July 2009, Committee mission was assumed by Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee.

HOMELAND SECURITY & PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY COMMITTEE
Staff: Renee Y. Farrish (202) 962-3343; e-mail: rfarrish@mwcog.org

Terry J. Seamens, Takoma Park, Maryland, Chair (chosen by Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Jan., 1-year term), 2008

Appointed by Maryland county governments:
Montgomery County: Marc B. Elrich; Darlene Flynn; Thomas Street
Prince George's County: William A. Campos; Vernon R. Herron; Maj. H. P. Stawinski.

Appointed by Maryland municipal governments:
Bowie: Diane M. Polangin
College Park: Stephanie E. Stullich
Gaithersburg: Jud Ashman
Greenbelt: Edward V. J. Putens
Takoma Park: Terry J. Seamans

Selected by legislative delegations of Frederick, Mongomery & Prince George's counties: Karen S. Montgomery

In Dec. 2008, combined with Human Services Policy Committee to form Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee.

HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE
In December 2008, merged with Homeland Security and Public Safety Policy Committee to form Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee.

JOINT WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW TASK FORCE
Staff: Ronald F. Kirby (202) 962-3310; e-mail:
rkirby@mwcog.org

Appointed by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments & Greater Washington Board of Trade:
Kwame R. Brown and James W. Dyke, Jr., Co-Chairs
Ron Carlee, D.P.A.; Michael Daniels; Penelope A. Gross; Andrea C. Harrison; JayEtta Z. Hecker; Betty Ann Kane; John Mason; Patricia A. McGuire, J.D.; Peter T. Metzger; Constance A. Morella; Anthony T. Pierce; Bruce F. Romer; Emanuel L. Rouvelas; Peter A. Shapiro; Stuart L. Solomon; Anthony A. Williams.

In June 2010, Joint Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Governance Review Task Force was convened by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Greater Washington Board of Trade. Task Force was to review organizational structure of Transit Authority and consider how to make it more effective.

Task Force issued its report on Nov. 17, 2010.

METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE
Staff: Paul Desjardin (202) 962-3293; e-mail:
pdesjardin@mwcog.org

Michael Brown, District of Columbia, Chair (chosen by Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Jan., 1-year term), 2010

Appointed by Maryland county governments:
Frederick County: David P. Gray
Montgomery County: Marc B. Elrich; Fariba Kassiri; Marlene Michaelson.
Prince George's County: David Byrd; Thomas E. Dernoga.

Appointed by Maryland municipal governments:
Bowie: Geraldine Valentino-Smith
College Park: Robert T. Catlin
Gaithersburg: Michael Sesma
Greenbelt: Konrad E. Herling
Rockville: Piotr Gajewski
Takoma Park: Josh Wright

Selected by legislative delegations of Frederick, Montgomery & Prince George's counties: one vacancy

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)

Metropolitan Development Policy Committee advised Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board on policy issues relating to planning, land use, forecasting, and economic development. Committee promoted regional coordination of land use, transportation and environmental policies.

PANEL ON ANALYSIS OF & POTENTIAL FOR ALTERNATE DEDICATED REVENUE SOURCES FOR WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (METRO FUNDING PANEL)
Appointed by Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade, & Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments:
Rudolph G. Penner, Chair
Gus Bauman; Thomas M. Downs; James W. Dyke, Jr.; Nuria I. Fernandez; J. Kenneth Klinge; John E. Petersen; Dale Susan Rosenthal; Major F. Riddick, Jr.; Michael C. Rogers; Pauline A. Schneider; Matthew S. Watson; James A. Wilding.

Mortimer L. Downey, Staff Director

1401 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 661-5308
e-mail: downey@pbworld.com

Panel on Analysis of and Potential for Alternate Dedicated Revenue Sources for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was authorized by Board of Directors of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Sept. 2004. Panel, also known as Metro Funding Panel, considered funding options for region's public transit system.

Panel issued its recommendations on Jan. 6, 2005.

TASK FORCE ON HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA
Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments created Task Force on Homeland Security and Emergency Response for National Capital Area on Nov. 14, 2001, in response to terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Task Force developed Regional Emergency Coordination Plan that includes emergency communications, and a GIS-based infrastructure. Plan was being devised in cooperation with Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Council's participating governments, and agencies of federal government. Board of Directors approved Plan on Sept. 11, 2002, and on Nov. 13, 2002 created National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council to replace Task Force.

TASK FORCE ON REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY ISSUES
Penny Gross, Fairfax County,Virginia, Chair

Appointed by Maryland county governments:
Frederick County: John L. Thompson, Jr.
Montgomery County: James A. Caldwell; one vacancy.
Prince George's County: Donna M. P. Wilson, Esq.; one vacancy.

Appointed by Maryland municipal governments:
Bowie: R. James Henrikson
College Park: Joseph L. Nagro
Gaithersburg: Frederick J. Felton
Greenbelt: vacancy
Rockville: vacancy
Takoma Park: Daryl L. Braithwaite

Representing water utilities: Charles Crowder; Dale Hammes; Joseph K. Hoffman; Thomas Jacobus; Jerry N. Johnson; Chuck Murray; John Sloper.

Staff:
Stuart A. Freudberg, Director of Environmental Programs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
(202) 962-3340; e-mail:
sfreudberg@mwcog.org

James W. Shell, Principal Water Resources Planner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
(202) 962-3342; e-mail: jshell@mwcog.org

On July 14, 1999, Task Force on Regional Water Supply Issues was created by Board of Directors of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Board acted in response to serious drought-related conditions that affected water supply in metropolitan Washington region. Initially, Task Force charge was to review water supply policies, plans, programs, and regional drought emergency agreements.

Task Force reported its findings to Board of Directors on Nov. 10, 1999.

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