Media Alert: Christian Dorsey Elected COG Vice Chair

Published on January 09, 2019

Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey today was elected vice chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors.

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COG , an independent, non-profit association, brings together 300 elected officials from 24 local governments, the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and the U.S. Congress to develop solutions to regional challenges. The Board of Directors is COG's governing body, responsible for setting policy.

"COG plays a vital role in building the partnerships that are necessary to manage growth and enhance the quality of life across our region," Dorsey said. "It is an honor to be elected vice chair at a time of tremendous opportunity, and challenges for our region. I look forward to working with my counterparts in local government on a range of issues affecting the more than five million people who live in the region today, and the more than one million new residents expected to move here by 2045."

Robert White, District of Columbia Council Member, was elected 2019 Chair of COG.


Dorsey, first elected to the Arlington County Board in 2015, has represented Arlington on the COG Board of Directors since 2016. Read Dorsey's biography.