Serving Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties in North Carolina

About Us

The Centralina Council of Governments is the state-designated lead regional organization for the area in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. We serve as a conduit of grants, a staff resource for member governments, and a forum for members to address current problems and future needs. Centralina was formed in 1968, and it is one of seventeen North Carolina councils. Funding comes from member dues, state and federal grants, and fees for services. The Board of Delegates, which is comprised of elected officials from the member governments, sets Centralina Council of Governments' policies.

The Office of Community and Economic Development, a division of  Centralina Council of Governments; has various programs designed to help you take advantage of the full spectrum of resources and services available in your community. Let our expertise help you understand how your community can flourish by accessing what the Office of Community and Economic Development has to offer to assist you in insuring a vibrant and economical quality of life for your citizens.

We offer a variety of services for our region. We administer state and federal grants relating to economic development programs. We provide local and regional planning and support services to its local government members in the areas of: community development, land use, zoning, water and solid waste, personnel, and management. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help you meet your community's needs.