TJCOG Regional Summit 2017

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2017 Region J Awards 

The TJCOG Board of Delegates has established four awards that will highlight individuals, both elected and non-elected officials that are promoting regionalism and collaboration in the Triangle J region. Each award represent a set of core values that together contribute to the success of our region and local governments.

  • The 2017 Region J Vision Award recognizes non-elected officials who excel in excellence, innovation, collaboration and leadership in problem solving among local communities and their partners.
  • The 2017 Region J Public Service Award recognizes a state or local elected official for outstanding service to the region.
  • The Brian R. Benson Memorial Award for Community Appearance honors physical projects, individual, or community efforts or policies and programs that improve overall community appearance.
  • The 2017 Regional Advocate Award, given in memory of Garland Herbert Stout, recognizes individuals who have given their time, talent and skills to the Triangle J Region, its communities, and to TJCOG programs and activities.


Nominate an individual here!

Local Government Showcase: Urban-Rural Partnerships

Submissions Due by August 16th

Has your local government organized or participated in a unique urban-rural partnership? Is your staff engaging in regional strategies that encourage dialogue across urban and rural communities? Apply to be a part of our Local Government Showcase - an exciting display of urban-rural connection and opportunity. Selected participants will present to attendees during A Future Together. 

Apply now!

A Taste of the Region

At the conclusion of the TJCOG Regional Summit, attendees will join together for a networking hour & reception to celebrate award recipients and enjoy small bites and beverages from local vendors across our many local communities. Interested vendors from the Triangle J region should contact Ellen Norris at for more information. Space is limited.

Confirmed Vendors: 

Carolina Packers

Sherry's Signature Cheesecakes

BrittleBits By Rain

Ginny O's Cheese Straws

SeaBrooks Family Naturals

Sama Spread

Cake Kernels

Good Rub

Katherine's Garden

Boro Beverage

Norm's Farms

Interested in Supporting Our Event

For information on Summit Sponsorship, please contact Alana Keegan at or 919.558.2706.