The Board of Directors serves as the governing body for the Association, making all policy decisions, and consists of one representative and two alternates from each member municipality or county. Each entity receives a weighted vote on the Board based on the most recent population estimates.
Many Board members also serve on other ACOG program policy bodies: the 9-1-1 Association Board of Directors, the Intermodal Transportation Policy Committee (ITPC) and the Garber-Wellington Policy Committee (GWPC). Each of these bodies includes representatives from member jurisdictions that directly benefit from the research, planning and services applicable to those respective functions of the agency.
The 9-1-1 Association service area extends beyond the boundaries of the ACOG region into portions of McClain and Grady Counties to serve the municipalities that voted to be included in the metropolitan areawide 9-1-1 system. Transportation planning programs focus on the urbanized and urbanizing portion of the region, known as the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area. Groundwater monitoring and research efforts affect municipal and county areas using groundwater, most often the Garber-Wellington aquifer. Policy and technical decisions of the ITPC and the GWPC are considered by the full Board of Directors for endorsement.
The ACOG Board of Directors, the 9-1-1 Association Board and the transportation and groundwater policy committees are supported by various technical committees, citizens advisory committees and professional staff.
The Associationís work is accomplished through a staff of professionals. The team is led by an executive director who is hired by the ACOG Board of Directors, a deputy director and five division directors.