Carrying the Spirit of Regionalism into 2021

Lee Worsley, Executive Director

2020 has not been an easy year. Our communities faced unprecedented challenges that tested our sense of resilience and our ability to put individual need aside for the collective good. Local governments met these challenges head on by reacting quickly to community needs, rethinking long-standing processes and policies, and continuing critical services uninterrupted.

2020 has displayed the invaluable role of your work.

It has also highlighted the importance of regionalism to strengthen our collective response. Don't just take it from me.

As we enter the new year, we must do so with a strengthened awareness of our immense opportunity to shape and improve local quality of life through regional efforts.

Our organization sees this change on the horizon. Through a newly launched structure, we will be more nimble and ready to adapt to member needs at a regional scale. Check out the new structure. We will also be integrating key lenses into our work to formalize our emphasis on service to member governments; data-driven decisions; and diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 

2021, we are ready for you.

Don Rains, TJCOG Board Chair and Mayor of Princeton

Thanks to our great staff and delegates, we have remained on task and living in a virtual world. It is my hope that in 2021 we can find a new normal and renew our personal relationships. Our mission and purpose has grown with the challenges of COVID-19. Let’s build on this success.


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See the past year's successes in the 2019-2020 Annual Report