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.   

For a highlight of our projects and programs from the past year, check out the 2018-2019 Year in Review

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. 

Who are our members?

Did you know? Member governments can contract directly with the organization for assistance without going through the RFP process and save a great deal of administrative burden/cost, per Chapter 160A, Article 20, Part 1 of the General Statutes of North Carolina (and any amendments thereto). 

Why Regional Government?

The challenges and opportunities faced by the local governments in the TJCOG region are often not unique to one community. Job access, transit modes, growing population, and aging residents are only a few of the many issues that rely on a birds-eye and systemic perspective to ensure equity, accessibility, and a great quality of life for every resident in our region.

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.


 Our Core Values 

TJCOG approaches all our actions with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusivity for both internal and external stakeholders/customers.

  1. Integrity & Trustworthiness
  2. Excellent Customer-Service
  3. Well-Informed Leadership
  4. Solutions & Results