- Organization's highest honor
- Work as “Region Forward” Chair and on Metro Board cited
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), has presented Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes with the organization's highest honor, the Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award.
COG, a nonprofit association of more than 300 area elected officials, honored Hynes for her leadership at the regional level, including her services as Chair of the COG Region Forward Coalition and her work on the Metro Board of Directors at its Annual Membership and Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11.
Hynes' work “greatly benefits your constituents in Arlington County and residents of the entire region,” COG Board Chairwoman Karen Young told Hynes upon presenting her with the award.
Hynes' long career in public service began as member of the Arlington School Board. She was first elected to the County Board in 2007, and she has been a champion for connecting development and affordable housing to sound transportation planning. She also has played a key role in promoting COG's Region Forward vision, the Transportation Planning Board's upcoming Regional Transportation Priorities Plan, and Metro's Momentum vision.
About the Scull Award
The Scull Award is presented annually to a local, state or federal elected official for outstanding service to the metropolitan Washington region. It is named after the late Montgomery County Councilmembers, who were strong supporters of COG and regional cooperation.
Read the COG press release on Hynes' award.