Moore County and the Town of Vass Approved as New Members
At their March 24th Board Meeting, the Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) Board of Delegates unanimously approved requests for membership from Moore County and the Town of Vass, effective immediately. The action increases the organization's membership to forty-six local governments and achieves 100% county membership. Moore County Chairman Frank Quis and Town of Vass Commissioner Al Mosley were also approved to represent their respective governments on the TJCOG Board of Delegates. This board is responsible for setting the overall policy of the organization, guiding program and assistance efforts, and leading key discussions on emerging regional challenges.
TJCOG Board Chair and Princeton Mayor Don Rains stated, "'It is an honor for our organization to take up this request. We have had six of our seven counties represented in the organization for some time, and finally have the opportunity to add the seventh county to the table." Active membership and region-wide representation in TJCOG are key to the success of its programs and focus areas, many of which span across community lines and require ongoing coordination and collaboration between local governments.
"We have been working with Moore County for several years on the possibility of membership", remarked Executive Director Lee Worsley. "As the Board knows, increasing our presence across the whole region and getting members back into the organization have been top priorities. The TJCOG staff takes to heart that every local government that can be a member of TJCOG is important and an equal partner in this organization. Whether it is a town the size of Vass or a county as large as Wake, all members are welcome and equal voices at the TJCOG table".
Prior to the March 24th meeting, both local governments’ governing bodies adopted resolutions approving the TJCOG Charter and Bylaws, which outline the structure and regional purpose of the organization.