Job Posting: Government Affairs and Member Engagement Analyst

Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) seeks a well-organized, customer-service oriented individual with a strong background in local government policy for the position of Government Affairs and Member Engagement (GAME) Analyst. The GAME Analyst will help the Team to increase CCOG’s profile as a resource and trusted partner to our member governments and regional stakeholders. CCOG…

Website Development and Branding RFP

The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for website development and branding services for the Centralina Council of Governments (“CCOG” or “Centralina”). CCOG recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and, under the leadership of a new executive director, completed a strategic review in the last six months. Through intensive internal and…

Capital Corner August 2019

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 116TH CONGRESS It’s crunch time. After Congress returns from its annual month-long summer recess in August, there is one month left in the final quarter of the federal fiscal year, and only a few months left in the calendar year. There will be a heavy…

Geraldine Gardner on WSGE: CCOG’s Role in the Region

Geraldine Gardner, Executive Director at CCOG, was recently asked to be on WSGE 91.7FM’s Community Insight program with Ken Szymanski. This 10-minute segment covers who we are and who we represent, our role as convener on regional issues like transportation, how the greater Charlotte region is growing, how we define quality of life and more.…

Capital Corner June 2019

Every August during the congressional month-long recess, Centralina Council of Governments’ federal lobbyist, Leslie Mozingo of Strategics Consulting, schedules meetings with our congressional delegation for our delegates to discuss regional priorities and to help build, maintain and enhance your relationships with federal elected officials. Leslie prepares talking points and holds briefing sessions for attendees in…

Capital Corner May 2019

On March 12, 2019, President Trump signed into law a sweeping public lands package that included a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This is the result of years of efforts by Congressional champions, such as North Carolina’s U.S. Senator Richard Burr. The significance locally is that LWCF is really the…

Capital Corner August 2019

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 116TH CONGRESSIt’s crunch time. After Congress returns from its annual month-long summer recess in August, there is one month left in the final quarter of the federal fiscal year, and only a few months left in the calendar year. There will be a heavy push…