FRCOG Council membership is comprised of one Select Board member or assigned representative from each of the 26 towns of Franklin County, two Regionally Elected members with three-year terms, and one representative of the Franklin Regional Planning Board, which acts in an advisory capacity on planning issues to the FRCOG.
The Charter that created the FRCOG in 1997 established use of different mechanisms for policy and financial votes:
- The Council decides simple policy issues by a majority vote of the quorum present.
- A weighted majority vote of the quorum present determines financial questions. Weighted votes are based on a formula that reflects a 10% weight for the Town’s share of the county’s total population (population of Franklin County ~ 72,000) and a 90% weight for its share of the total membership’s equalized property valuation (EQV), based on the latest figures available from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
The FRCOG Council has the following subcommittees:
The Franklin Regional Planning Board (FRPB) is an advisory board of the FRCOG. The FRPB addresses critical planning issues impacting towns and the region and makes recommendations to the FRCOG Executive Committee.