On January 20, 1966, the local governments of North Central Texas established the North Central Texas Council
of Governments (NCTCOG) in response to their common interests and concerns and the need for a joint
approach to resolve areawide problems. This voluntary, cooperative venture was intended to help local
governments improve their capability to serve their citizens by defining regional issues, problems and
opportunities; by setting priorities and devising polices, plans and programs to deal with them; and by
achieving efficient and effective action on areawide matters through communication, coordination and
Throughout the year, we will look back at significant events that helped North Central Texas grow into
one of the most vibrant regions in the country. So, come and join in the celebration, as this yearlong look
back will be chronicled through our 50th anniversary website, in newsletters, videos, photos, and during this year's General Assembly,
which will be held on Friday, June 17 at the Hurst Conference Center. [more]
A look at the history of NCTCOG through an interactive timeline.
NCTCOG's first departments: the Regional Police Academy and the Criminal Justice Program.