West Central Texas Council of Governments
West Central Texas State Planning Region



Established: October 1966
Area: 17,913 sq. miles
Population: 332,799 (2015 est.)
Counties Served: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton

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West Central Texas Council of Governments is a political subdivision or governmental unit of the state of Texas serving the 19 counties, including cities and other districts, of Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor and Throckmorton in a rural area encompassing 18,000 square miles.

The “COG” addresses issues such as regional and municipal planning, economic and community development, hazard mitigation and emergency planning, water use, pollution control, 9-1-1 services, law enforcement training, community programs, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities and veterans.

The purpose of WCTCOG is to encourage and assist local units of governments to join and cooperate with one another to improve the health, safety, and general welfare of their citizens and to plan for the future development of the area embraced by the communities within the area; to assist member units in solving current problems and completing capital improvements; and to establish regional coordination and communication to help eliminate monetary waste from duplication and misapplication.


Board of Directors Meeting Date:
Fourth Wednesday of each month.