Texoma Council of Governments

Texoma State Planning Region

Website: www.tcog.com

  • Executive Director
    Eric Bridges
    1117 Gallagher Drive, Suite 470 Sherman, TX 75090
  • TARC Board Member
    The Honorable Edwina Lane
    County Commissioner, Fannin County
    8665 Highway 56 West, Savoy, TX 75479

Established: January 1968
Area: 2,777 sq. miles
Population: 202,101 (2017 est.)
Counties Served: Cooke, Fannin, Grayson

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In 1966 the Texas Legislature passed legislation that was later codified as Chapter 391 of the Local Government Code. This legislation formed the legal basis for the creation of political subdivisions of the State of Texas to be known as Regional Planning Commissions or Councils of Government. These voluntary associations of local governmental entities were established to act as a conduit for the economical and efficient delivery of a wide range of social service programs to low income residents of Texas and to allow local governmental entities to address common issues and concerns on a regional basis.

Texoma Regional Planning Commission (name changed to Texoma Council of Governments in 1992) was established January 23, 1968 and serves the member governments and citizens of Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson counties.

Membership is open to counties; incorporated cities, towns, and villages; independent school districts; consolidated school districts; community colleges districts; and any other political subdivision of the State which is geographically situated in the Texoma Region who petitions for and is granted membership.

Governing Board Meeting Date:
Third Thursday of each month.

Comprehensive Services

The Area Agency on Aging of Texoma is responsible for the development and coordination of a comprehensive system of services for citizens over the age of 60 and for citizens with a disability residing in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties in North Texas. All services may now be reached by simply dialing 2-1-1.

Lifelong Independence

The overall goal of the programs for Older Texans is to promote lifelong independence, providing alternatives in long-term care options through a wide variety of services. All programs are funded in part by local contributions from individuals and businesses, foundations support, and funding received from the Older Americans Act and a variety of other federal grants.

Governing Board Meeting Date:
Third Thursday of each month.