As a Council of Governments, ACOG’s
purpose is to aid local governments
in planning for common needs,
cooperating for mutual benefit and
coordinating for sound regional development.

ACOG is the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments

Established in 1966

ACOG is an organization of, by and for local governments that allows member entities to work in partnership to address issues or problems common to many jurisdictions. This regional cooperation serves to strengthen both the individual and collective capabilities of local governments.

Originally established in June of 1966, ACOG is one of 11 Councils of Governments in the State of Oklahoma, and one of several hundred planning organizations across the country.

ACOG both complements and supplements local government activities but is not, itself, a governmental unit. It does not possess power of legislation, enforcement or taxation.

A Substate Agency

In 1970, Oklahoma’s governor established 11 substate planning districts. By coordinating regional approaches and solutions applicable at the local level, Oklahoma’s regional councils of governments (COGs) have become highly successful vehicles for change.

A Voluntary Association

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments is a voluntary association of city, town and county governments within the Central Oklahoma area. The ACOG region includes Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian and Logan Counties.


All local governments in the ACOG region are eligible for membership. Our member governments include cities, towns and county jurisdictions ranging in size from Smith Village (population 40) to Oklahoma City (population 660,000). In addition, Tinker Air Force Base maintains an associate membership.


ACOG members contribute annual dues that enable them to be involved in selected policy committees, support regional planning and coordination activities, and receive technical and administrative services. Dues are based upon population levels.


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The Work of ACOG

ACOG assists Central Oklahoma’s local governments at the local, state and federal level.
  • We Represent Regional Interests
  • We Support Regional Development
  • We Promote Regional Competitiveness
  • We Plan for Common Needs
  • We Provide Technical Assistance
  • We Solve Mutual Problems
  • We Coordinate Inter-Agency Collaboration
ACOG staff work on four missions:
  • Community and Economic Development
  • 9-1-1 Administration
  • Transportation and Planning Services
  • Water Resources
ACOG has four divisions:
  • Transportation and Planning Services
  • 9-1-1 Administration
  • Public Relations and Outreach
  • Water Resources
  • Finance & Administration
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization | Transportation and Planning Services
  • 9-1-1 ACOG | Public Safety
  • Public Information, Public Participation, Advocacy, Legislative Affairs
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Garber-Wellington Association

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