The Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington was represented at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

The COG is a regional organization of Washington area local governments. It is composed of 21 local governments surrounding the nation's capital, plus area members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

The council provides a focus for action and develops regional responses to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, economic development, health and family concerns, human services, population growth, public safety, and transportation.