Regional Counsels of Government

Coordinating emergency preparedness services with the Department of Public Safety is the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC), a state organization of 24 Texas  regional councils of governments.  Regional councils of governments are voluntary associations of local governments formed under state law. These associations deal with the problems and planning needs that cross the boundaries of individual local governments or that require regional attention.  Texas’ regional councils of governments can include planning for economic growth, water supply and water quality, air quality, transportation, and the coordinated delivery of various social and emergency services.

 

Region Name

Number

Abbreviation

Web Site

Alamo Area Council of Governments

18

AACOG

www.aacog.com

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

5

ARK-TEX

www.atcog.org

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

13

BVCOG

www.bvcog.org

Capital Area Council of Governments

12

CAPCOG

www.capcog.org

Central Texas Council of Governments

23

CTCOG

www.ctcog.org

Coastal Bend Council of Governments

20

CBCOG

cbcog98.org

Concho Valley Council of Governments

10

CVCOG

www.cvcog.org

Deep East Texas Council of Governments

14

DETCOG

www.detcog.org

East Texas Council of Governments

6

ETCOG

www.etcog.org

Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission

17

GCRPC

www.gcrpc.org

Heart of Texas Council of Governments

11

HOTCOG

www.hotcog.org

Houston-Galveston Area Council

16

H-GAC

www.h-gac.com

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council

21

LRGVDC

www.lrgvdc.org

Middle Rio Grande Development Council

24

MRGDC

www.mrgdc.org

Nortex Regional Planning Commission

3

NORTEX

www.nortexrpc.org

North Central Texas Council of Governments

4

NCTCOG

www.nctcog.org

Panhandle Regional Planning Commission

1

PRPC

www.theprpc.org

Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission

9

PBRPC

www.pbrpc.org

Rio Grande Council of Governments

8

RGCOG

www.riocog.org

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission

15

SETRPC

www.setrpc.org

South Plains Association of Governments

2

SPAG

www.spag.org

South Texas Development Council

19

STDC

www.stdc.cog.tx.us

Texoma Council of Governments

22

TEXOMA

www.texoma.cog.tx.us

West Central Texas Council of Governments

7

WCTCOG

www.wctcog.org

 

 

Further information can be found at: Texas Association of Regional Councils; 701 Brazos, Suite 780, Austin, Texas 78701; (512) 478-4715    Fax (512) 275-9910; (tarc@txregionalcouncil.org)