The purpose of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) is to unify Western Riverside County so that it can speak with a collective voice on important issues that affect its members. Representatives from 18 cities, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, and the Eastern and Western Municipal Water Districts, have seats on the WRCOG Executive Committee, the group that sets policy for the organization, and the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools is an ex-officio member.
Recognizing that many issues related to growth are not constrained by political boundaries, WRCOG focuses on a number of regional matters important to our future. By working together through its committee structure and utilizing resources, WRCOG is cost-effective by reducing duplication of effort and sharing information, enabling strong advocacy and strengthening Western Riverside's standing in the region and the State. In all its efforts, WRCOG strives to "respect local control, provide regional perspective, and make a difference" to elevate the quality of life throughout the subregion.
Economic Development & Sustainability Framework WRCOG's Economic Development & Sustainability Framework was adopted in 2012 and has served as a roadmap for implementing the Agency’s regional programs and projects. The Framework calls for the preservation and advancements of six inter-related goal areas, which are critical to achieve and maintain a high quality of life in Western Riverside County. The goal areas include: Economy, Education, Energy & Environment, Health, Water & Water Waste, and Transportation. WRCOG strives to determine where regional approaches to these issues make sense. Each of WRCOG’s programs work to promote one or more of the Framework goal areas.