Who We Are

Who We Are




From emergency communications to economic development, some things just make sense for collaboration at the regional level, and the Capital Area Council of Governments helps make that happen every day.
Formed in 1970 and one of 24 councils of governments in Texas, CAPCOG for more than 50 years has served as an advocate, planner and coordinator on important regional issues in the 10-county Austin metropolitan area.


The CAPCOG bylaws state the purpose of the council and define how it is organized and managed. Included within the bylaws are CAPCOC’s regulations for its membership, representation of the CAPCOG General Assembly, and the selection and powers of the CAPCOG Executive Committee. It also defines the CAPCOG Executive Director’s authority and outlines some fiscal responsibilities of the council.

Executive Committee

CAPCOG’s Executive Committee is the agency’s governing body. The board can consist of up to 29-members largely comprises city and county elected officials nominated and selected annually to provide direction to CAPCOG staff on program implementation, budgets, contracts and general policies and procedures for managing the agency.

General Assembly

The CAPCOG General Assembly is composed of the official representatives of all member organizations which include cities and counties as well as school districts, chambers of commerce, nonprofit agencies, and any other organization that has an interest in COG programs and regionalism. The population of the cities and counties determine how many General Assembly representatives and at-large seats they may fill. The General Assembly meets at least twice per year.

Policy & Advisory Committees

CAPCOG policy and advisory committees meet regularly in the interest of providing advice and recommendations to the Executive Committee on various programs. Some of the advisory entities are required by state or federal funding agencies. Others were created by CAPCOG to provide venues for participation and input.