The Pueblo Area Council of Governments (PACOG) is authorized to receive Federal and State funds for programs including regional land use planning, water quality, and transportation. The County Department of Planning and Development, through the County’s delegation agreement with PACOG, administers its regional land use planning, administrative work tasks, and water quality planning. PACOG is also the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning. The City’s Urban Transportation Planning Division, through the City’s delegation agreement with PACOG, provides transportation planning services. The City’s Urban Transportation Planning Division provides short-term and long-term transportation planning services through PACOG’s adopted Urban Planning Work Program.
 
Budget:  The PACOG 2022 budget resolution was approved by PACOG at its January 27, 2022 public hearing.

2022 MEMBERSHIP
PACOG MEMBER REPRESENTING
Ms. Heather Graham Pueblo City Council
Mr. Vicente Martinez Ortega Pueblo City Council
Mr. Lawrence Atencio Pueblo City Council
Ms. Sarah Martinez Pueblo City Council
Mr. Dennis Flores Pueblo City Council
Ms. Lori Winner Pueblo City Council
Ms. Regina Maestri Pueblo City Council
Mr. Epimenio Griego Board of County Commissioners
Mr. Garrison Ortiz Board of County Commissioners
Mr. Chris Wiseman Board of County Commissioners
Mr. Mike Cafasso Pueblo Board of Water Works
Ms. Barbara Clementi Pueblo School District No. 60
Mr. Christopher DeLuca Pueblo School District No. 70
Mr. Greg Collins Colorado City Metropolitan District
Mr. Doug Proal Pueblo West Metropolitan District
Mr. Edward Gutierrez Salt Creek Sanitation District
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS (Non-Voting)
Mr. Terry A. Hart Region 10 CDOT Commissioner
Mr. David Russell 2030 Commission Chairperson
OTHER
Mr. Dan Kogovsek PACOG Attorney
Mr. Nick Gradisar PACOG Co-Executive Director
Ms. Sabina Genesio PACOG Co-Executive Director
Ms. Carmen Howard PACOG Manager
Ms. Louella Salazar PACOG Recording Secretary

Who is PACOG?

The Pueblo Area Council of Governments (PACOG) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of the following member entities:

  • City of Pueblo
  • County of Pueblo
  • Board of Water Works
  • School District No. 60
  • School District No. 70
  • Pueblo West Metropolitan District
  • Colorado City Metropolitan District
  • Salt Creek Sanitation District

The sixteen voting members of PACOG consist of the seven City Council members, three County Commissioners, and one member each from the Water Board, both School Boards, the two Metropolitan Districts, and Salt Creek Sanitation District. The Co-Executive Directors of PACOG are the City Mayor and County Attorney. The Director of the Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development serves as PACOG's Manager. Among other functions, PACOG serves as an urban transportation planning organization. Both the long-term and short-term transportation plans are acted upon by PACOG and prepared on behalf of PACOG by the City’s Transportation Planning staff.

PACOG Monthly Board Meetings:

Listed below is the schedule for the Pueblo Area Council of Governments’
meetings for 2022. The regularly scheduled meeting of PACOG is the 4th Thursday of
each month from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pueblo County Department of
Emergency Management, 101 West 10th Street, 1st Floor Conference Room.

  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 24, 2022 - Health Department,  2nd Floor Rm C,101 W 9th St, Pueblo, CO 81003
  • April 28, 2022
  • May 26, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • August 25, 2022
  • September 22, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • December 1 or 8, 2022*

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*Combining November and December meetings.  Date tentative, PACOG needs to make a decision on the exact date at its October meeting.