Coastal Bend Council of Governments

Coastal Bend State Planning Region

  • Executive Director
    Ms. Emily Martinez
    2910 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78408
    (361) 883-5743
  • TARC Board Member
    The Honorable David Krebs
    San Patricio County Judge
    East Sinton Street, Suite C, Sinton, TX 78387
    (361) 364-9301

Established: March 1966
Area: 11,823 sq. miles
Population: 595,484 (2017 est.)
Counties Served: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio

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The Coastal Bend Council of Governments (CBCOG) is a volunteer association of local governments, cities and counties, and other public and private entities.

Formed in March 1966, by the authority of the State of Texas, the CBCOG provides a cost-effective way to plan, coordinate and implement regional projects and provide technical assistance within the region.

All authority to act resides in the full membership, which meets monthly on the last Friday of each month except for November and December, due to the holidays, which is a combined meeting on the second Friday of December, and the Executive Board meeting on even numbered months prior to the general meeting.

There are eleven member counties and thirty-two [32] member cities, all having maintained membership for many years.

The Advisory Committees represent a cross-section of the region and its varied interests.

The Advisory Committees hold hearings, compile and analyze information, review applications, and make recommendations to the CBCOG on matters of interest.

The CBCOG is a designated Area Agency on Aging and an Economic Development District.

The CBCOG is also a designated water quality management agency and additionally provides regional solid waste management planning, coordination, and implementation of projects.

The CBCOG also delivers Criminal Justice services, Emergency Communications (9-1-1) planning and implementation, and Department of Homeland Security services.

The General Membership meets every month on the fourth Friday, with no meeting at Thanksgiving, and a meeting on the second Friday in December. The Executive Board currently meets every other month.

Who We Are

The Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend (AAA), a program division of Coastal Bend Council of Governments (CBCOG), housed within the CBCOG, was created by virtue of Resolution No. 234 on February 22, 1974 and is one of 28 Area Agencies on Aging in Texas. In accepting this authority, the Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend assumes responsibility for the development and administration of a comprehensive and coordinated network of support services for older persons, operating under Title III of the Older American Act and Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services for Coastal Bend residents who are:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Caregivers of individuals age 60 and over
  • Medicare beneficiaries of any age. (Services limited to information and advocacy for Medicare beneficiaries under 60 years of age)

Our Mission

The purpose of the Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend is to plan and coordinate comprehensive, community based programs which responds to those older persons in the Coastal Bend Region with the greatest social and economic needs, especially the frail, low income and minorities, enabling them to remain independent and healthy as long as possible.

Our Goal

AAA’s primary goal is independent living for older adults by assuring availability of high quality, efficient, community services for seniors, including:

  • Benefits Counseling - Provides assistance to Medicare beneficiaries concerning their public benefits and entitlements.
  • Care Coordination - Assesses the needs of people 60+ years of age and then coordinates local resources to support an individual's highest level of functioning.
  • Caregiver Support - Assesses needs of caregivers and then coordinates available support services.
  • Information, Referral & Assistance - Provides information and assistance to callers to identify and link with the appropriate service agency(ies).
  • Legal Assistance - Provides assistance with the preparation of legal documents such as simple wills, advance directives and guardianships.
  • Nurtrition - Contract with service providers who serve nourishing meals onsite and/or deliver to homebound seniors.
  • Ombudsman - Advocates for residents of long-term care facilities.
  • Transportation - Door-to-door trips to nutrition sites, local medical services, and social service agency appointments.

The Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend is funded in part by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the CBCOG, local governments, non-profit organizations, participant contributions and other local resources.

General Membership Meeting Date:
The General Membership meets every month on the 4th Friday, except November, with no meeting scheduled to avoid Thanksgiving, and it meets on the 2nd Friday in December to avoid Christmas. The Executive Board currently meets every other month.