West Central Texas Council of Governments is a political subdivision or governmental unit of the state of Texas serving the 19 counties, including cities and other districts, of Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor and Throckmorton in a rural area encompassing 18,000 square miles.


We address issues such as regional planning, economic and community development, hazard mitigation and emergency planning, aging services, water use, pollution control, 9-1-1 services, law enforcement training, youth and community programs and transportation planning. We can plan, assist local governments, and deliver public services, but have no power to tax or to regulate. Our Executive Committee (the governing body) is comprised entirely of local elected officials.