Home > News

NCTCOG celebrating 50 years of cooperation with regional members

Posted Jan. 15, 2016

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
logo

On Jan. 20, 1966, local governments established the North Central Texas Council of Governments in response to their common interests and concerns and the need for a joint approach to resolve area-wide problems.

This voluntary, cooperative venture was intended to help local governments improve their capability to serve residents by defining regional issues, problems and opportunities; by setting priorities and devising polices, plans and programs to deal with them; and by achieving efficient and effective action on area-wide matters through communication, coordination and cooperation.

NCTCOG was the first council of governments in Texas, which now has 24.

In 1966, the NCTCOG region consisted of 10 counties — Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise — and eventually grew to include 16 counties.

In addition to 16 counties, there are 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts among NCTCOG’s 238 member governments.

The values that defined NCTCOG in those early days — communication, cooperation, coordination — still guide its work today as NCTCOG seeks to help member governments meet the needs of residents. And though each city has its unique needs and interests, a cooperative spirit persists to help meet challenges, maximize benefits and reduce adverse effects.

Throughout the year, the agency will look back at significant events that helped North Central Texas grow into one of the most vibrant regions in the country. This year-long look back will be chronicled through a 50th anniversary website, in newsletters, in videos, in photos displayed around the agency and during this year’s General Assembly, which will be held on June 17.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Building Standards Commission - Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017; City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standard Commission - Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017; City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base Regional Coordination Committee: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; Sansom Park City Hall, 5705 Azle Avenue .
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; Community Room, 2nd Floor, Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

City of Fort Worth Art Commission : 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; Room 201AB, Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Avenue.
View the agenda »

Bridge Street Sidewalks Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.

Appeal of 2nd Promotional Bypass of Linda Sims : 9 a.m. Jan. 24, 2017; Conference Room 623, 6th floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe .
View the agenda »

Joint Fort Worth City Council and Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund Board Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Notice of Public Hearing - Federal Plaza Park: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; CIty Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority : 10 a.m. Jan. 25, 2017; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
View the agenda »

Community Awareness Meeting : noon Jan. 25, 2017; Council Chambers, City of Hurst, 1505 Precinct Line Road.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Jan. 25, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017; Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasgow Road.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission - Work Session : 10 a.m. Jan. 26, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall , 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission - Public Hearing : 10 a.m. Jan. 26, 2017; City Council Chamber Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Stormwater Master Plan Update Stakeholder Meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 26, 2017; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Meet and Confer Negotiations between the City and Fort Worth Police Officers Association : 11 a.m. Jan. 27, 2017; Performance Hall, Ella Mae Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Avenue.
View the agenda »

Blood Drive: 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 2017; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.

Kickback: 7 p.m. Jan. 27, 2017; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

View the full city calendar.