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Introduction to the AOG

Mountainland Association of Governments is the designated planning district for Summit, Utah and Wasatch Counties.  MAG provides local government coordination of mutually beneficial programs and provides regional collaboration, cost-effective public services for the area communities.

MAG Executive Council and Advisory Boards

MAG Executive Council

The MAG Executive Council is the governing board and final policy-making body of the Association and provides oversight to all program activities and budgets. (See duties in MAG Bylaws, Article II)

Responsibilities include administration of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Utah County, Area Agency on Aging for the three-county region, Community & Economic Development for all three-county region, and Rural Planning Organization in Wasatch County (RPO). 

  • Membership -- Three County Commissioners or Council Members, and the mayor or other elected designee from each city/town in the region.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Generally meets 10 times per year on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Meeting location is rotated through three county area.
  • Assessment -- Special Assessments (special transportation studies, etc.) and General Assessments for each jurisdiction are identified on Page 45 of the MAG Budget.

 Steering/Audit Committee

  The Steering/Audit Committee provides oversight to the operations of the Administrative Department. (See duties in MAG Bylaws, Article III)

  • Membership - Current officers of the Association and the immediate past Chair of the Association. One elected county representative and one municipal representative from each county. Chairs for the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Aging Advisory Committee, Summit/Wasatch Regional Review Committee, and Revolving Loan Fund Board. If the past Chair or Committee Chairs are not elected officials the Steering Committee may recommend other elected officials to fill the positions.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Meets on an as needed basis.

 Other Advisory Committees provide direct program oversight and make recommendations to the Executive Council. See below:

Regional Planning Committee

Supervises all transportation activities of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) (Utah County), including project prioritization, air quality matters, and funding strategies.

  • Membership -- One elected representative from each jurisdiction in Utah County (usually the Mayor), one representative from the Utah Transportation Commission, Utah Transit Authority Board, and Department of Air Quality.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Generally meets on the first Thursday at 5:30 p.m., prior to the Utah County COG. Meetings are held in the Historic Courthouse, 3rd Ballroom, Provo.

  MPO Finance

  Provides funding strategies for the various transportation projects to the Regional Planning Committee.

  • Membership -- Two elected representatives from the north, south, and central Utah County.
  • Three Utah County Commissioners, Utah Transportation Commissioner, UTA representative, Chamber of Commerce representative, and Region 3 representatives.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Generally meets once a month in the MAG Conference Room.

Community & Economic Development

Supervises the CDBG program, provides oversight for awarded federal planning and projects grants, Revolving Load Fund, review of Consolidated Plan, etc.

Summit/Wasatch Regional Review Committee

MAG administer the CDBG program for Summit and Wasatch Counties through the State of Utah Small Cities Program. Responsible for rating and ranking of CDBG applications.

  • Membership -- Two elected officials from both Summit and Wasatch Counties. A four member board.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Meets on an as needed basis.

Revolving Loan Fund Board and Economic Development District Board

Provides oversight for the Revolving Loan Fund, operating policies, loan guidelines, application process, loan review and selection process, monitors loan payoff, reporting controls, and workout and write-off policies and procedures. The same Board provides oversight to Economic Development District, preparation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and related activities.

  • Membership -- Representative from each county economic development program, and representatives from various sections of the economy, including business, labor, finance, agriculture, education, small business owners, lawyer, accountant, bankers, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), other economic development professionals, the unemployed, minorities, etc.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Meets on the second Wednesday at noon, alternates between Utah County (Mountainland Conference Room) and Wasatch County.

Utah County Regional Review Committee

Responsible for providing oversight to the Utah County CDBG program, completes rating and ranking of CDBG applications, review of Consolidated Plan, etc.

  • Membership - Seven elected officials from Utah County
  • Meeting Schedule - Meets on an as needed basis.

Aging Advisory Council

Provides oversight to the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) program and services, develops the four year service plan and annual updates for the plan.

  • Membership -- One County Commissioner or Councilperson from each county, other board members representing senior centers and aging service providers.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Meets on second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Meetings are usually held at the Mountainland AOG.

Aging Title XX Allocation Committee

Provides oversight to the annual application review process for Social Service Block Grant funding, also known as SSBG or Title XX. These federal funds provide an array of social services to disadvantaged youth and adults.

  • Membership -- The Aging Advisory Council Chair and five elected officials
  • Meeting Schedule -- Committee generally meets in the spring of each year to review applications, hear presentations, and identifies funding recommendations.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council

Provides oversight of the RSVP program, including review of various funding applications and planning of recognition events.

  • Membership -- One elected official, representatives of volunteer stations and volunteers.
  • Meeting Schedule -- Generally meets on the third Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., at Mountainland AOG.

 For additional information see An Introduction to MAG