At its annual membership and awards luncheon, the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Council of Governments (COG) presented Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder with its highest honor, the Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award.
The award is presented annually to an elected official for outstanding service to residents of the metropolitan Washington region. Snyder, who serves as chair of the region’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB), was recognized for his work in bringing regional leaders and citizens together to forge consensus on transportation issues as well as his advocacy for increasing transportation funding and studying new ways to finance projects. Under his leadership, the TPB hosted an event in May that included over 80 TPB members, stakeholders, and citizens for an in-depth discussion on setting long-range transportation priorities, which had been requested by the TPB’s Citizen Advisory Committee.
“David Snyder has been supportive of major regional initiatives such as the TPB’s award-winning, TIGER project, a $59 million federal grant that will improve bus transit throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia,” said Kwame Brown, D.C. Council Chairman-Elect and COG Board Chairman. “On a day when we celebrate and promote regionalism, it is fitting that we honor him.”