NCTCOG is a political subdivision
of the State of Texas, but has no
regulatory power or other authority
possessed by cities, counties or
other local governments.
NCTCOG's decisions are not
binding on member governments,
but are considered and adopted
as members' needs require. As
a political subdivision, NCTCOG
is subject to state laws governing
open meetings, access to public
records and conduct of public
Membership in the Council of Governments is voluntary and is open to the following eligible entities within State Planning Region 4 (as determined by the Office of the Governor):
- A county
- An incorporated city, municipality, town, or village
- Any authority, district or other political subdivision of the State
When an eligible entity decides to formalize its membership with NCTCOG, it must pass a resolution of intent (please see the link at the bottom of this page) and pay the appropriate amount of annual dues.
- Dues for cities over 5,000 population and counties are calculated on a per capita basis
- Dues for cities with 2,000-5,000 population are $200 per year
- Dues for cities under 2,000, special districts, and independent school districts are $100 per year
The General Assembly, which is composed of one elected or appointed public official from each governmental member whose annual dues are current, is responsible for the election of officers and directors and may amend the Bylaws. The annual membership meeting of the General Assembly is held after the municipal elections (usually in June) to elect the President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Directors that will serve a one year term on the NCTCOG Executive Board.
2016 NCTCOG Members
NCTCOG Membership Resolution