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: 

Katherine's Garden - Chatham County

Norm's Farm- Chatham County

Carolina Packers, Inc. - Johnston County

Sherry's Signature Cheesecakes- Johnston County

C.V Pilson Farm- Moore County

Brittle Bits By Rain, LLC- Orange County

Ginny O's Gourmet Cheese Straws - Wake County

Double Barley Brewing- Johnston County

Interested in Supporting Our Event

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