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Northwest Colorado Council of Governments fosters innovative regional solutions and supports local government members by managing diverse programs that deliver direct services and grant funding opportunities to beneficiaries across the region; providing leadership, guidance, and partnership building; and advocating members’ interests and needs with local, state, and federal entities. Northwest Colorado Council of Governments
Who We Are
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) is a voluntary association of county and municipal governments that believes in the benefits of working together on a regional basis. NWCCOG serves 30 member jurisdictions in a 6-county region of northwest Colorado.
Many of our programs and services extend beyond the base region of our membership. Click on the button below to explore maps of each service area, or instead, explore each program by looking through the What We Do Menu above. The Who We Are menu above has more information about our People, including the Council, Admin Staff. It also is a place to access our plethora of recent communications. Each program page has a Client Profile or Success Story to help ‘put a face’ on what we do.
NLF Creates Client Profiles
Building economic resilience one loan at a time
Eagle Climbing + Fitness
Red Cliff Broadband Program
These are some of the things our members are saying about the advantages of a regional organization:
- NWCCOG provides services to its members that are more cost-effective and efficient when executed on a regional basis, rather than being duplicated by each member jurisdiction.
- NWCCOG provides the “critical mass” necessary to take advantage of various federal programs.
- NWCCOG provides strength to individual member jurisdictions by speaking with a unified voice on regional issues.
- NWCCOG provides a regional perspective to local, state, and federal policy makers.
2023 Workforce Housing Report
The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) partnered with the Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST) to produce this Workforce Housing Report in an effort to provide our membercommunities, as well communities outside of the NWCCOG/CAST region which face similar challenges, with tools, strategies, best practices, and innovative ideas to increase the supply of affordable workforce housing.
2022 Regional Survey of Budgeting Practices
We think civic leaders should consider how their organization approaches budgeting. Our Mission at NWCCOG is aligned with our funding partner in this project, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, which is to assist and support local governments. One way we do this is providing data through a regional perspective.
Elected Officials Workbook
Congratulations, you’ve gotten yourself elected! How do you shift from citizen to public servant and effective board. You may discover there is no obvious path. I have been elected to public office six times; honored to serve as a town trustee, a Mayor and a county commissioner. In each role, I learned by doing. I now support leaders across multiple municipalities and counties, only a handful of which deliberately onboard newly elected officials as well as they onboard staff.
Broadband 10 year Report
Having a Regional Broadband Program means that we get a front row seat to some amazing work going on that doesn’t have many cheerleaders in the media – or like any utility once it is working—users who appreciate the story behind how it came to be. We think these stories are evolving, and that public broadband will only increase in importance. We also hope that some leader, some future champion in some community near or far that is not as far along in the public broadband journey as some of those highlighted in the report will recognize their community’s future in these pages and find some inspiration to move forward.