FY 2023-24 Recommended Budget Released for Public Comment

On April 14, 2023, Executive Director Lee Worsley released his recommended budget for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year. The proposed budget reflects a year of transition for the organization as it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the region through a number of exciting operational and programmatic changes. 

Budget highlights include:

  • Welcoming the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) to TJCOG, effective July 1, 2023. All eleven employees will become TJCOG employees, bringing the organization's total close to 60 employees.
  • Addition of four full-time positions including a full-time Planner I to assist with a Safe Routes to School Grant award, an Accounting Technician II/HR Technician and Contracts/Procurement Specialist, and a UNC School of Government NC LEAD Fellow to assist the Town of Micro.
  • Renovation of TJCOG offices including an increased footprint from roughly 9,500 square feet to 21,000 square feet and an expanded meeting space that can accommodate over 100 people, serving as the "Central" hub for local governments and stakeholders in the region to convene and collaborate.
  • The first dues increase in over 20 years, increasing from $0.39 to $0.41 per capita. Additionally, an increase in the threshold for dues to decrease to $0.20 per capita from 150,000 to 200,000.
  • An increase to the indirect rate - which covers administrative functions - to purchase furniture and technology for the renovated space, and a new technology system.

Read the Recommended Budget


Opportunity for Public Comment

During the April 20th Board of Delegates meeting, Lee Worsley will present the recommended budget and the Board will hold the required public hearing.

Individuals who have comments on the budget can email them to tjcog@tjcog.org at any time before April 21, 2023 at 6 pm.