We are often asked why we have the letter J in our name. Here's the backstory:
When the multi-county districts were delineated for North Carolina’s Lead Regional
Organizations, they were designated alphabetically, starting with Region A on the western border and ending with Region R in the east. Located in the center of the state, our region was designated as Region J. As the regional organizations developed, they adopted names characteristic of the area they served. Only one - Triangle J Council of Governments - retained the regional letter in its name.
From time to time, the Board of Delegates questions whether the “J” should be removed from the organization’s name, but it ultimately determines that “Triangle J” distinctively describes the region and has become part of the organization’s brand.