Coalition


Moving the Region Forward Together

 

The Region Forward Coalition is a dedicated group of engaged regional leaders working collaboratively on solutions that strengthen the region’s economy and quality of life. Since Region Forward was adopted, the Coalition has established a process for measuring regional progress towards the vision and creating a regional Activity Center Map to identify priority growth areas.

The Coalition’s current work is focused on economic development and creating a Regional Activity Center Investment Plan to guide public and private stakeholders in making strategic, coordinated investments in the Region’s Activity Centers in order to support Region Forward. Members include local, state and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and advocates that share a commitment to implement Region Forward’s vision. The Coalition meets quarterly. Learn more about what the Region Forward Coalition is working on.

 

Region Forward Coalition Membership

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

District of Columbia (Council)

David Grosso

District of Columbia (Executive)

 Harriet Tregoning, Vice Chair 

MARYLAND LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT

Bladensburg

Walter George

Bowie

G. Frederick Robinson (COG Board)

College Park

Robert Catlin

Frederick City

Karen Lewis Young (COG Board)

Frederick County

David Gray

Gaithersburg

Michael Sesma

Greenbelt

Emmett Jordan, Vice Chair

Montgomery County (Council)

Marc Elrich

Montgomery County (Executive)

Gregg Ossont

Prince George’s County (Council)

Eric Olson

Prince George’s County (Executive)

Carla Reid

Rockville

Mark Pierzchala

Takoma Park

Tim Male

Maryland State General Assembly

Carolyn Howard

VIRGINIA LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT

Alexandria

Frank Fannon

Arlington County

Mary Hynes, Chair

City of Fairfax

Jeffrey Greenfield

Fairfax County

Sharon Bulova

Falls Church

Ira Kaylin

Loudoun County

Kenneth Reid

Manassas City

Jonathan Way

Manassas Park

Suhas Naddoni (COG Board)

Prince William County

Frank Principi

Virginia State General Assembly

Robert Brink
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

National Capital Planning Commission

Marcel Acosta

General Services Agency

Dawud Abdur-Rahman

COG/TPB REGIONAL COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES

Planning Directors Technical Advisory Committee

Robert Brosnan, Planning Director, Arlington County

Housing Directors Advisory Committee

Elijah Johnson, Housing Director, Prince William

Transportation Planning Board Technical Committee

Lyn Erickson MDOT

Health Officers

Stephen Haering, District Health Director, City of Alexandria

Emergency Management

John Reginaldi, Regional Administrator, Maryland

STAKEHOLDER MEMBERS

Organization

Member

WMATA

Shyam Kannan

2030 Group

Robert “Bob” Buchanan

ULI Washington

Lisa Rother

DC Business Improvement District

Anne Marie Bairstow

ULI Washington/Washington Sustainable Growth

Robert Harris

Squire Sanders

Sam Black

Capital One

James “Jim” Taylor

Envision Prince George’s

Sam Parker

Sierra Club, Sustainable Metro DC Campaign

TBD

Greater Greater Washington

Eric Hallstrom

Institute for Public Health Innovation

Michael E. Rhein

AAA Mid-Atlantic

Lon Anderson

Latino Economic Development Corp

Manuel T. Ochoa

Enterprise Community Partners

David Bowers

Virginia Housing Development Authority

Michael J. Scheurer

National Center for Smart Growth

Gerrit J Knaap

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Tamara Copeland

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Terri Lee Freeman

Fannie Mae Foundation

Rosie Allen-Herring

Coalition for Smarter Growth

Stewart Schwartz

STAKEHOLDER DELEGATES

Organization

Name

Washington Sustainable Growth Alliance

Deborah Miness Westbrooke

TPB Citizens Advisory Committee

Larry Martin

Artemel International

Engin Artemel

DC Sierra Club

Julie Locascio

Congress for the New Urbanism – DC Chapter

Sarah A. Lewis

GMU Center for Regional Analysis

Lisa Sturtevant

Brookings Greater Washington Research

Martha Ross

GWU and DC Health Collaborative

Janet A. Phoenix

The Urban Institute

Peter Tatian

Frederick County Workforce Development Board

Alan Imhoff

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

Bob Chase

APA Regional Planning Division Member

Lee Schoenecker

Prince Charitable Trusts

Kristin Pauly

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Mardell Moffett

Venture Philanthropy

Carol Thompson Cole

HUD Field Office

Marvin W. Turner

Coalition for the Homeless

Michael L. Ferrell

Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance

Michelle Krocker

Little Falls Watershed Alliance

Daniel Preston Dozier

The Equal Rights Center

Donald L. Kahl

Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations

Roger Diedrich

Cunningham Quill Architects

Lee Quill

Lecos and Associates

Bill Lecos

M-NCPPC Montgomery County

Val Lazdins

M-NCPPC Prince George’s County

Elizabeth Hewlett