The Federal Planning Agency for America's Capital February 2010 

Commemoration Title
As part of the Washington as Commemoration study, NCPC and the National Park Service are developing a commemorative works catalog detailing the themes of memorials in the nation's capital.
Send Us Your Thoughts
Next Commission Meeting
MARCH 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM
   Tentative Agenda
Upcoming Events
February 23 at NOON 
Monument Wars w/ Kirk Savage Cosponsor - The Smithsonian American Art Museum
March 10 at 6:30 PM  RSVP 
Latest Videos
Recent Publications
Public Comment Opportunity
The National Park Service's
National Mall Plan
Playfield around Washington, DC
WMATA Board Welcomes NCPC Executive Director
Acosta Joins WMATA
Marcel C. Acosta, executive director of NCPC took the oath of office as an alternate director on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors on January 28. Mr. Acosta's appointment is one of four new posts that add federal representation to the board. According to Acosta, "as the region's largest employer, the federal government has a huge stake in improving the quality and infrastructure of the area's transit. I am committed to helping create a stronger, healthier transit system that will serve this region and be a showcase for the nation."
NCPC Congratulates COG on TIGER Grant Award 
Bus OnlyThe Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) will receive nearly $59 million through the federal government's highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, or TIGER grant awards. The project will provide more efficient bus service along 13 transit corridors in DC, Maryland, and Virginia by investing in bus-only lanes, traffic signal management, and other enhancements. "This award is a testament to what can be achieved by working together across jurisdictional boundaries," said NCPC Executive Director Marcel Acosta. "COG's work, in collaboration with local leaders, lays the foundation for developing a regional express bus network that will expand service options for millions of transit users throughout the region."
Monument Wars with Kirk Savage on March 10, 6:30 PM  
In partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Monument Wars 
Kirk Savage, author of Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape, will discuss his work on the evolution of American commemoration. Attend our next Speaker Series event to learn about Washington's commemorative landscape and how to participate in the NCPC study, Washington as Commemoration.
Regional Conversation: A Model of Cooperative Leadership
Region MeetingNine federal agencies gathered at NCPC on January 27 to discuss partnership opportunities. Projects of interest include improving the built environment around federal facilities, showcasing sustainable practices, and supporting the region's livability goals outlined in the Greater Washington 2050 Initiative.

Over the next few months NCPC and COG will continue to work with federal and local partners to advance identified projects.