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Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments

OCWCOG is a voluntary association of twenty cities, three counties, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and a port district. Geographically, the OCWCOG spans a region from the crest of the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean and includes all of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties.

OCWCOG helps communities collaborate to solve problems and connects member governments, businesses and individuals with a wide array of resources. By pooling resources through OCWCOG, services to the public can be provided more cost-effectively and efficiently. OCWCOG also serves as a forum for cross-jurisdictional cooperation.

Over the years, OCWCOG has assisted our members in a variety of areas. Find more information about COG programs and services by clicking on Departments, or select About Us to learn more about the COG's mission and history.

Join Us as We Stand Against Abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

You are invited to stand with the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments and its Senior and Disability program as We Stand Against Abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Please join state and local abuse experts as they facilitate presentations and panel discussions on June 15, 2015. Community members, families, and professionals are encouraged to attend this educational opportunity. This year's We Stand Against Abuse event will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU campus from 12:30 - 5:30 pm in Corvallis. This event is free and lunch will be provided by provided by Valley Catering. Please register by calling Katie Stevens at 541.924.8407 or by emailing kstevens@ocwcog.org

Free Tax Preparation Available for Senior Citizens and Low to Moderate Income Families
The AARP Foundation TaxAide program is ready to start preparing tax returns for senior citizens and lower to moderate income families. Volunteers from the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program prepare and e-file Federal and State returns for participants at no charge. All volunteers have taken training and passed the certification test for the IRS. Tax preparation is offered at four locations in Linn County and four in Benton County beginning February 2 through the filing deadline on April 15. Click HERE for more details or call 541-917-7760 (for Albany), 541-258-4919 (for Lebanon/Sweet Home), or 541-602-5829 (for Benton County). 

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