“Think Regionally” – A Conversation with Montgomery Council Member Kate Stewart

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ podcast “Think Regionally” features its new Board Chair, Montgomery County Council Member Kate Stewart.

The Council of Governments, or WashCOG to many, represents and serves the governments in the national capital area, and connects leaders across borders to help shape strong communities and a better region. Every month, more than a thousand officials and experts come to COG to make connections, share information, and develop solutions to the region’s major challenges.

The “Think Regionally” podcast focuses on issues affecting the area and its many diverse communities.

In 2022, area officials on the COG Board of Directors outlined bold priorities in COG’s Region United: Metropolitan Planning Framework for 2030, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, accelerating housing production, creating transit-oriented communities, and advancing racial equity.

On this special episode of Think Regionally, host Robert McCartney talks with newly elected COG Board Chair and Montgomery County Councilmember Kate Stewart on her vision for the region’s work in 2023, which includes building momentum on the priorities outlined in Region United, plus other issues like advancing mental health initiatives, supporting region-wide economic development, and focusing on Metro’s long-term success.

Visit the episode website to the podcast episode featuring Council Member Stewart, or read the transcript.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties