This year, the bug to watch out for is the spotted lanternfly, a stunning polka-dotted menace that feasts on the interior plant sap of grape vines, fruit trees and more.
D.C., Maryland and Virginia don’t often speak with one voice–certainly not about Metro, Amazon, or where the FBI should put its headquarters. We don’t even have a great way to refer to the greater D.C. area. Can it get much worse than “the DMV”? Is a lack of collaboration or regional identity holding us back, or does healthy competition raise the bar higher for everyone? We discuss the challenges of regional cooperation and what it takes to get different jurisdictions on the same page.
- Christian Dorsey Member, WMATA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Arlington County Board; Member, Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments @Arl_CDorsey
- Jason Miller Chief Executive Officer, the Greater Washington Partnership
- Jonathan Aberman Founder, Amplifier Ventures; Host, What's Working in Washington on Federal News Radio; Columnist, Capital Business @jaberman
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