Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Presents Davis with Highest Honor
Prince George’s County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis (D-District 6) was presented with the Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), during its Annual Membership and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Council Member Davis was honored for his regional efforts to support transit-oriented communities. During his tenure as COG Board Chair in 2020, Council Member Davis prioritized planning efforts related to transit-oriented communities and led the adoption of a COG Board resolution establishing equity as a fundamental COG value.
In 2021, Council Member Davis co-chaired a COG Task Force that produced unanimous regional support and advocacy for District of Columbia statehood. In previous years, he was among the leaders of COG’s Metro Strategy Group, which helped forge consensus on the transit system’s capital needs and supported the push for a dedicated funding agreement, and he Co-Chaired the COG Housing Strategy Group with Montgomery County Council Member Nancy Navarro that developed regional housing production and affordability targets.
Council Member Davis was grateful to be the recipient of the 2021 Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award, COG’s highest honor. “As the sun begins to set on my time of service with the Prince George’s County Council, it is truly an honor to receive this prestigious award. To improve the communities of Prince George’s County, and our region, have been my long-held passions, and this spurs me to keep that work going strong. I sincerely thank COG Board Chairman Robert White, Vice Chair Christian Dorsey and all of COG’s leadership and affiliates for this recognition. I thank my Council colleagues and torch bearers, Chair Calvin Hawkins and Vice Chair Sydney Harrison, for accepting the Scull Award on my behalf.”
In a news release dated December 8, 2021, COG Board Vice Chair and Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey, who presented Davis with the award stated, “Derrick Davis has his fingerprints over much of what the COG Board has accomplished over the last 5 years. Through his leadership in chairing initiatives and the Board, his infectious boosterism of our region, and willingness to ‘walk the walk’ in seeking consensus, he has epitomized the spirit of the Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award.”