COG Names Snyder Regional Leader of the Year


December 9, 2010

At its Annual Membership and Awards Luncheon, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 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. 

Mr. Snyder, who serves as Chairman 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.” 

Mr. Snyder has served on the Falls Church City Council since 1994 and was elected vice mayor in July 2010.

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December 9, 2010 


3 Responses to “COG Names Snyder Regional Leader of the Year”

  1. barb cram on December 9th, 2010 6:48 am

    Honestly, I don’t know much about the COG effort TIGER, but I do know how much
    time and energy I see Dave Snyder put into his service here in the City of Falls Church. It is wonderful to see his recognition by COG, and to see him at most every City event
    whether as Vice-Mayor or just as an interested citizen. We are fortunate to have
    dedicated leaders who extend their reach and service beyond our borders and it
    is good for our City as well. Congratulation! Dave Snyder.

  2. Mike Smith, Falls Church on December 9th, 2010 11:59 am

    Kudos to Dave Snyder. Mr. Snyder has a long record of service to the City and is recognized throughout the region as both an expert and a strong advocate of solutions to this area’s severe transportation problems. A well deserved recognition!

  3. Louis Olom, Falls Church, VA. on December 9th, 2010 10:01 pm

    David Snyder is one of our council’s most thoughtful members. Despite his enormous private professional work, he has spent many hours contributing talent and experience to metropolitan affairs. He tolerates differences of opinion from Falls Church citizens and fellow councilmen and women. His recognition by the COG is more than well deserved. Locally, we have also benefited from his many years of perspective, legal skill and energy. And I have also admired his deep moral sense as a councilman. Congratulations, David, last heard of in China.

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