TJCOG serves almost 2 million people in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, and Wake counties. Our staff lead and coordinate a range of programs that span across local boundaries, including transportation planning, development and land-use, housing affordability, water resource planning, disaster recovery and resilience, and economic development coordination. Additionally, the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging staff oversee county aging initiatives and serve as a central source of information for older adults and their caregivers.
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An Extension of Our Local Government Members
TJCOG is a local government by law, however we are also a member organization for our local governments and rely on both the support and engagement of those communities for existence and relevance. As the needs of our members change, the services provided by TJCOG also change.
Why the J?
In 1970, the Councils of Government (COG) system that exists today across the state of North Carolina was created to more effectively administer services and funds from the federal and state governments to local municipalities. Each COG or region was identified by a letter of the alphabet (moving from west to east). The Research Triangle Regional Planning Commission was a natural fit to become Triangle J Council of Governments.