The chart shown below displays the three major organizations of the RiverCOG - the Council of Governments, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Regional Planning Commission. Each organization has its own function. The Council - the seventeen chief elected officials of the member towns - runs the overall organization. The MPO - comprised of the seventeen CEOs plus several additional representatives - oversees the transportation programs of the RiverCOG. The Regional Planning Commission is the Council's designated planning committee responsible for the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development, the review of intermunicipal referrals and other planning-related obligations and opportunities.
The RiverCOG offers assistance to its member municipalities beyond the overall regional tasks of the agency. The RiverCOG's policy regarding such assistance is stated in the agency's Assistance to Member Municipalities document.
The following chart shows how the process of development of the Regional POCD relates to the other organizations within RiverCOG.