Who We Are
Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) is a voluntary association of local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties that works directly with citizens and local jurisdictions to improve and advance economic vitality and quality of life in Texoma. In collaboration with our public and private sector partners, TCOG delivers various programs and services designed to support the health, welfare, and future of our citizens, our communities, and the region as a whole.
What We Do
To this end, TCOG employees work hand-in-hand with elected officials and community leaders to develop sustainable and economically viable community and regional development solutions. Many projects are funded through a state or federal funding allocation to the region.
TCOG utilizes these funds for:
- Facilitate the distribution of homeland security funds, criminal justice grants, and rural community development block grants;
- Conduct household hazardous waste collections and recycling and composting demonstration projects using the region’s municipal solid waste disposal fee allocation;
- Serve as the designated Economic Development District in Texoma producing the annual for the region.
Quality of Life
TCOG and our community partners have developed innovative projects to improve quality of life and build the region. One such project is the provision of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) support to rural communities to enhance planning, zoning and other development related decisions. GIS is an essential emergency management tool, and many local emergency managers, 911 dispatchers, fire fighters, and law enforcement officers take advantage of this cutting edge service. TCOG also offers training, strategic planning, and project management services, and through relationships with local higher education institutions including , , and most recently , we are developing a thriving internship program for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
Direct Social Services
In addition to the work we perform for our cities and counties, TCOG provides a vast array of direct social services including public housing (18 rural cities), Section 8 rental assistance (over 600 vouchers), benefits counseling, care coordination for the elderly and disabled, caregiver support services, senior volunteer programs, employment and education support, utility assistance, home weatherization, and comprehensive information and referral assistance to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income families.
Collectively, through the planning and development services offered to cities and counties as well as the direct social services provided to citizens, TCOG has played a crucial role in the growth and development of the region since 1968. An Economic Impact Analysis conducted in 2011 estimated TCOG’s overall impact in the region at $34 million for the 2010-2011 fiscal year including 174 permanent jobs with $6.2 million total earnings, 182,000 volunteer hours served valued at over $4 million, and an additional $658,000 in tax revenues to local jurisdictions. Directly through our projects and services and indirectly through our overall economic impact to the region TCOG is touching lives and changing communities.
Location & Hours
Texoma Council of Governments
1117 Gallagher Drive
Sherman, Texas 75090
800.677.8264 Toll Free
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7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
We are also in Bonham and Gainesville!
810 W. 16th St. Bonham, TX 75418
1100 Lawrence Gainesville, TX 76240
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Board & Members
Ouris made up of representatives from the counties, cities, school districts, and colleges who are members of TCOG according to a formula provided by the
For a list of current member entities, please visit our