Over the years, LCOG has dealt with many important issues, programs, and projects that affect local government. Typically, LCOG has conducted or facilitated the multi-jurisdictional planning and program development necessary to solve problems or provide services.

A growing aspect of LCOG’s work program is the provision of a wide variety of direct contract services to local governments and state and federal agencies. Various units of government use LCOG’s services as a flexible mechanism for addressing specific issues in many program areas.

LCOG has no taxing or ordinance authority. Rather, it conducts its work under the policy guidance of a Board of Directors made up of local elected officials and in cooperation with agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.