Welcome to NACOLG
The Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG), is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency created by the local governments pursuant to Alabama State Legislation in June, 1967. The objectives and purpose of NACOLG were established by Act 1126, Regular Session, 1969, Legislature of Alabama; Act 85-757, Regular Session, 1985, Legislature of Alabama and codified in Title II, Chapter 85 of the 1975 Code of Alabama.
It is a voluntary Association of 37 governmental units in the five county region of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Marion, and Winston Counties along with the municipalities therein.
NACOLG is not a government, but is an extension of city and county government through which officials get together to decide issues of region-wide importance and work together to solve problems that stretch beyond local government boundaries. All NACOLG policy decisions are made by local elected officials. This insures all NACOLG programs and policies reflect the interest of the member governments.