ACOG: LEADING VOICE FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) was established on June 29, 1966. ACOG is the leading voice for regional collaboration in Central Oklahoma. Comprised of local governments that include 47 cities and 4 counties, ACOG’s mission is to advocate for regional cooperation and address common issues; solve mutual problems and promote efficient government services; and to strive to improve the quality of life in Central Oklahoma.
ACOG, as the designated regional planning agency for Central Oklahoma, provides a forum for elected officials to come together and solve common problems. With local elected official guidance and consent, it also administers and manages the state and federal grant programs for which it receives funds. Through various grant funding mechanisms, membership dues, and service fees, ACOG administers four major service areas: Transportation Planning Services (Metropolitan Planning Organization – MPO), 9-1-1 & Public Safety, Community & Economic Development, and Water Resources.
ACOG: HOW WE’RE FUNDED
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.
ACOG: WHO WE SERVE
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 is governed by a 36 member Board of Directors that includes Mayors, City Council Members and County Commissioners from Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma Counties.
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE