"Helping our Region and Communities Reach Their Vision"
Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments (NWNMCOG) is the regional planning agency for northwestern New Mexico, also known as “State Planning & Development District 1.”
Established under State statute in 1972, with updated membership since that time, and with federal designation in 1990 as an Economic Development District, NWNMCOG is composed of local and county governments, including: Cibola, McKinley and San Juan Counties; and the incorporated municipalities of Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington, Gallup, Grants and Milan. As a dynamic framework and customized menu for its general services, and within the constraints of available resources and manpower, NWNMCOG will utilize State-appropriated Grant-in-Aid funds in combination with other funds to support planning and technical assistance activities in the following three main areas:
Function 1: Organizational Management, Capacity-Building & Networking
Provide for general administration and development of the COG organization, including management of the State Grant-in-Aid in conjunction with other grants and programs, building organizational capacity and sustainability and networking with other COG districts and with a multi-sector variety of public and private institutions in service to the regional development mission.
Function 2: Projecteering: Full Cycle Planning/Full Circle Funding
Provide a range of planning and technical assistance services to member governments and to other public entities in the region, focused on identifying, cultivating, financing and implementing investable community development projects.
Function 3: Regional Planning for Prosperity and Sustainability
Advance and energize the COG’s regional mission to promote social and economic upliftment in northwestern New Mexico through establishing new networks, service niches, funding streams and regional and local initiatives.
LGD: NMDFA Documents