WHO WE ARE 

The East Central Council of Local Governments (ECCOG) was created in the early 1970's as a voluntary association of county commissioners, mayors and town council members in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties, who joined hands to keep governmental decision-making at the local level.  ECCOG is not another layer of government; there are no COG program or activities undertaken without first obtaining the advice from a variety of citizen advisory groups and from the local governments, nor without formal approval of the governing board.  ECCOG has no taxing authority.

Originally, ECCOG's eight-member governing board consisted of county commissioners and municipal elected officials from the four counties.  In 2009, however, the region was designated an Economic Development Commission, and the governing board was expanded to include economic development interests.  The thirteen-member board now includes five private sector and stakeholder representative, as well as the local government representatives.

ECCOG SERVICES

ECCOG SERVICES

Prairie Development Corporation

Prairie Development Corporation

AREA AGENCY ON AGING – SERVICES

AREA AGENCY ON AGING – SERVICES
Our Journey

 

We’d like you to enjoy all of them, no matter your age or your interests.

 Click here! to visit the Our Journey website

Employment Opportunities

 To apply, call the East Central Council of Local Governments in Stratton, toll free, at 1-800-825-0208

ECCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bids Needed

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Why we're effective
The local governments, economic development and other public sector members believe in working together to address issues affecting east central Colorado that one county alone...or one municipality alone...does not have the resources to address.  The population in east central Colorado is sparse, and each local government's voice is very small amid the clamor at the Statehouse.  But the combined voices of four counties and 15 municipalities is much louder, and our concerns have been heard in Denver because they are the concerns of 101 elected officials represent-ing more than 30,000 people in an 8,000 square-mile area.

"To do together what we can't do alone."