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Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments is a lead planning organization comprising five (5) county governments and forty (40) municipal governments who hold membership in the UCPCOG. 

Working under the direction of locally elected officials of these member governments, the staff plans and administers a variety of federal, state and local programs and services. Monthly meetings are forums where officials determine priorities for the region of which their communities are integral parts. 

Members of the Regional Council receive many benefits including:

  • A regional forum addressing concerns affecting everyone and for developing a cooperative effort to solve the problems and improve the quality of life for all the region’s citizens;
  • Work through a single agency which enables more effective utilization and administration of federal, state and local grant funds, as well as, private funding;
  • Avoid duplication of efforts and better coordinate services;
  • Promote cooperation between the public and private sectors;
  • Professional technical assistance and advice from qualified staff in various areas.

To assist you in the development and administration of these programs are Advisory Councils appointed by each County Board of Commissioners. The Workforce Development Department receives authority from the Workforce Development Board. The Area Agency on Aging has the following advisory councils: Regional Aging Advisory Council; Regional Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee; Regional Domiciliary Home Community Advisory Committee; and the Senior Tarheel Legislators. All of these groups along with our professional staff will assist you with making important decisions on the delivery of services in these program areas.

Special Thanks to Jeff Pettitt Photography for use of his awesome photographs.