SEAGO stimulates economic and social progress in our four-county region.
SEAGO, as a highly motivated, energetic team, commits to being a respected, credible source of leadership, information, funding, technical expertise and services.
On January 21 and 22, 2015, SEAGO held a strategic planning retreat with its member entity representatives at the Cochise College Benson Center. The input received and data gathered was used to develop a DRAFT five-year strategic plan for stakeholder review. After receiving no comments, the DRAFT five-year strategic plan was presented to the Administrative Council on May 7, 2015 who then recommended its approval to the Executive Board. On May 21, 2015, the Executive Board formally adopted the SEAGO Five-Year Strategic Plan FY2016 - FY2020, at which point it became the first formal strategic plan in the agency's history.
Over the years, there have been a number of Executive Orders relating to Councils of Governments (COGs). The first of them, EO 70-2 established COGs in the State of Arizona.
Since the time COGs were established, there have been several Executive Orders outlining the role COGs play in developing population estimates in Arizona. The most recent of these is EO 2011-04.
Over the years, there have been a number of letters issued by Governors designating COGs with various responsibilities. The first of these designated SEAGO as one of Arizona's Designated Planning Agencies under Section 208 of the Clean Water Act. To learn more about our Section 208 program services, click below.