What is GPCOG?

Communities working together to build shared and sustainable prosperity

The Greater Portland Council of Governments is a regional agency sustained by 25 dues-paying cities and towns in Cumberland County. It also works on regional transportation initiatives with Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Biddeford and Arundel in York County.

For more than half a century, we have helped cities and towns do together what they can't do alone.

Guided by the region's municipal leaders, we work to make our member communities prosperous, equitable and sustainable.

We can do this work because we have committed municipal volunteers, closely aligned partner organizations and a talented staff drawn from the broadest range of professional experiences.

Our official roles are multiple: we are a Regional Planning Organization, a Metropolitan Planning Organization and an Economic Development District. We also do work in public health and sustainability.

But our mission is simple: we are helping the region adapt and thrive in a changing world.

Watch a video about our fiscal year 2023 accomplishments.

Download our member services brochure (PDF)

Learn more about us in this Portland Press Herald story.