The FRCOG works to represent the needs of the region with one voice, and the scale of our advocacy changes according to need. Our advocacy may focus on specific issues or a particular project, or address the best interest of a sub-region in the county, the needs of Franklin County overall, or the needs of rural communities throughout the Commonwealth. We often advocate for the needs of Franklin County, both at the state and federal levels, through partnerships with other mission-driven organizations.
Climate resilience is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to hazardous events, trends, or disturbances related to climate. Improving climate resilience involves assessing how climate change will create new risks and alter current risks, and then taking steps to better address them. The FRCOG provides technical assistance and planning to our member municipalities in planning with respect to land use in a way that protects our environment, conserves natural resources, and provides for community needs, such as transportation, housing, recreation, as well as municipal vulnerability preparedness, hazard mitigation and green energy.
Our community health efforts focus on enhancing the conditions that contribute to a population’s physical and mental health and well-being through a variety of collaborative projects including youth substance abuse prevention, racial equity and social justice, and heathy aging.