MECC Regional Council of Governments To Meet Tomorrow

The Metropolitan Emergency Communication Consortium (MECC) Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) will hold its inaugural meeting tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Township Association offices, 6500 Taylor Road, Suite A, Blacklick, OH 43004.

The RCOG is a form of government available under Ohio Revised Code. Founding members of the MECC RCOG – made up of representatives from Mifflin, Truro, Violet, Jefferson and Plain Townships – will meet to elect a president and vice president, as well as adopt operating bylaws.

Delegates appointed to the RCOG governing board include Trustee Lynn Stewart, Mifflin Township; Trustee Pat Mahaffey, Truro Township; Director of Operations John Eisel, Violet Township; Trustee Rich Courter, Jefferson Township; and Trustee David Olmstead, Plain Township.

This summer, the boards of trustees of the consortium voted to formalize their governance structure and to transition into a council of governments. This change opens the door for shared projects and services. Participating agencies anticipate that the RCOG will generate a cost savings for those entities involved. Members will be able to save on everything from supplies and training, to uniform and health care costs through their collective buying power.