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1400 Queen Ave SE, Suite 201
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-967-8720
Fax: 541-967-6123
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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  About Us


Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (the "COG") is an entity created in the mid-1960s by local governments within Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties under Oregon Law (ORS 190.010).  On behalf of the member governments the agency carries out a variety of local, state and federal programs. 


The agency is governed by a Board of Directors with one representative from each member government.  Participation is voluntary.  The vast majority of funding is provided by way of contracts to operate specific services.  The COG is not a taxing authority.


Current services include:

Senior citizen services

Services for persons with long-term disabilities

Community planning and development

Economic development

Business development lending

Transportation programs and planning

Technology services

Please click on the subject area tabs on the left listed under the About Us tab to learn more specific information about the COG.