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

Public Notices

Calendar

Building Standards Commission - Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Feb. 27, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission - Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27, 2017; Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot: 2 p.m. Feb. 27, 2017; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

HIstoric and Cultural Landmarks Commission Special Meeting: 2 p.m. Feb. 27, 2017; City Hall, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2017; Community Room, 2nd Floor, Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Metro Area Transit Systems - Board of Directors: 4 p.m. Feb. 27, 2017; Community Room, 2nd Floor, Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Ad Hoc Municipal Court Advisory Committee: 9 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017; City Hall, City Manager’s Conference Room 380, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017; CIty Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Notice of Possible Quorum of the Fort Worth : 3 p.m. March 1, 2017; City Hall, City Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth City Council Special Meeting Legislative Consultant Briefing: 4 p.m. March 1, 2017; Meeting Room - Houston, 2nd Floor, Double Tree Hotel , 303 W 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.
View the agenda »

Downtown Design Review Board Public Hearing: 2 p.m. March 2, 2017; Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Water Efficient Landscape Design Water-Saving Seminar: 6 p.m. March 2, 2017; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Iris Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Register for this event »

View the full city calendar.