What is a Council of Governments (COG)?
A council of governments is a regional multi-service entity that is created by governmental bodies within its area. In the case of SWOCOG, it was created by four county boards of DD. In Ohio, chapter 167 in statute defines guidelines for a COG. The role of COGs has been shaped by changing dynamics in state and local governments that recognize that regional efforts are valuable to meet the needs of the individuals in the community.
The mission statement of the Southwestern Ohio Council of Governments is to provide support and solutions to county boards of developmental disabilities through cost-effective shared services that deliver value, satisfaction, and maximization of resources.
County Boards of Developmental Disabilities within SWOCOG