2017 Annual Report
Three years ago TCOG adopted the vision Better Leaders Building Better Lives and established the following principles as the foundation of our leadership philosophy: commitment, trust, support, integrity, courage, and celebration. We set an intention to operate from a heart first, vision pursuit mindset, where our energy and efforts are collectively focused on being better leaders, training better leaders, and supporting better leaders, knowing that if we chased after excellence in our leadership and performance, we would build the organization and thereby, inevitably, build more quality of life.
Our mission at TCOG is simple and straightforward: make life better for people, and the better we are at our jobs, meaning the more efficient we are in the expenditure of public funds, the more effective we are at transitioning people out of poverty, the more committed we are to continually improving our programs and services, the greater impact we have on quality of life in Texoma.
We knew when we adopted our vision that challenges would come. Our vision statement accounted for this and made a call for inspired leaders who can see a bigger vision; committed leaders who believe the vision will be achieved; and courageous leaders who endure challenges, overcome obstacles, and transform the vision into reality. While we still have ground to cover and progress to make, this Annual Report reflects our success in enduring and overcoming challenges and the tremendous work achieved in the pursuit of our vision.