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Regional Task Force Charged with Addressing COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Renewal
Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner joined regional leaders from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. , for the first COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Facilitated by the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force is charged with creating a shared regional vision for accelerating economic recovery and shaping a stronger future for the Greater Washington metropolitan area following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council Chair Turner, representing Prince George’s County on the task force, welcomes the opportunity to work across jurisdictional lines to collectively address the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and its impact on residents and the regional economy.
“Once the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided, the long-term impacts of this crisis will continue to burden our residents and local economies. By working collaboratively, I am confident that our region, and each of our jurisdictions, will emerge from this historic crisis stronger, and I look forward to working with our region’s leaders on recovery.”
Chair Turner has previously served in various regional leadership roles, including as former Chair and eight(8)-year member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board Member. Council Chair Turner is the recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth and David Skull Metropolitan Public Service Award, COG’s highest honor presented annually to a local, state, or federal elected official for outstanding service to the region.
The COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force, comprised of approximately 45 regional leaders representing the public sector, private sector, academia, federal government, industry and community, will work closely with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, their respective administrations, and local governments across the DMV. The Task Force will convene monthly from May through October.
Upon its conclusion, the Task Force will present a strategy and actionable recommendations that will complement and help to integrate the efforts of regional governments. For additional information, visit COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force.