About Us

The Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) is a voluntary organization of municipal and county governments serving the Greater Charlotte region. Formed in 1968, CCOG is one of 16 regional councils in North Carolina established by the General Assembly to meet the region’s needs on a wide range of governance issues. CCOG serves a 9-county area including Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union. CCOG assists local governments in coordinating for sound regional development and provides a forum to address issues best handled through regional cooperation, planning and action. CCOG provides a variety of services for our region including the administration of state and federal grants in the areas of aging, workforce development, economic development and planning. Centralina COG also provides technical assistance services to local government members and other organizations in the areas of: regional planning, transportation, energy and environment, local government assistance, and business resources.

CCOG’s Mission

CCOG is dedicated to helping this region find innovative solutions to both existing and future challenges facing Greater Charlotte and to unifying the region’s collective resources to help grow the economy and jobs, improve the quality of life and control the cost of government.

About Regional Councils

Regional councils exist in some fashion across the country although naming conventions can differ. In some areas these organizations are known as Councils of Government (COGs), Planning Commissions or Planning Associations. In North Carolina, each regional council is also designated by a letter. The Centralina Council of Governments is also known as “Region F”.

Click here for information on other regional planning organizations in North Carolina.