Our Work

Our Organizational Priorities

All TJCOG projects and programs are expected to incorporate three key priorities for the organization. These priorities reflect an organizational desire to be responsive, proactive, and reflective of the region we serve.

  • Services to Our Member Governments
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity

TJCOG is a member of the Government Alliance on Race & Equity, a national network of government agencies working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all that allows our employees to access peer learning, tools, and self-reflection to improve their understanding of racial equity in government work. 

Our Focus Areas

Aging & Human Services

Connect older adults to resources, assist partners to make holistic and strategic decisions about aging services, and help local communities build aging-friendly places for the rapidly growing older adult population.

Economic Development

Coordinate local economic development efforts and provide a direct connection for member governments to the US Economic Development Administration regarding grant applications, administration, and technical assistance.


Assist communities to preserve, improve, and build quality, affordable housing through education, technical assistance, facilitation, research & data analysis, and fund administration. 

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Work with declared counties to identify projects, assist with grant applications/administration and provide technical assistance, and assess threats, stressors and potential strategies for resilience across multiple jurisdictions.

Strategy & Innovation

Lead conversation, initiatives, and data and resource-gathering to assist local governments adapt to emerging public sector trends, make strategic decisions, and identify lessons learned.  

Technical Assistance to Members

Serve critical member needs and offer technical assistance to help local governments of all sizes provide services and improve quality of life for their community members. 


Focus on the intersection between land use, transportation, and quality of life, and help communities think long-term about their comprehensive transportation needs.


Assist with quality, quantity, and water/sewer infrastructure needs that increase as the region experiences population growth, a decrease in available funding sources, and an aging infrastructure.