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.
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:
Transportation and Planning Services
ACOG has five divisions:
Public Relations and Outreach
Transportation Planning and Services
- Finance & Administration
- Garber-Wellington Association
- Metropolitan Planning Organization | Transportation Planning & Services
- Intergovernmental Services | Grants Administration
- Economic Development District | Energy and Environment | Clean Cities
- 9-1-1 ACOG | Public Safety
- Public Information | Public Participation | Advocacy | Legislative Affairs
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