Current Projects of the EACOG

Erie County Census Outreach Project

  • Providing outreach and education to residents of Erie County on the importance of completing the 2020 Census.
  • Reversing the trend of declining response rates.
  • Preparing residents to respond to the Census online, smart phone or via touch tone phone. 
  • Ensuring fair funding and representation for Erie County.
  • Funded through a Multi-municipal Grant from ECGRA and municipal contributions.

The Greater Erie Regional Trail network 

  • The members of the Erie Area Council of Governments are proud to announce that the website Erietrails.org is live
  • The website is designed to increase awareness and use of recreational walking trails throughout Erie County
  • Look for Roadway signage to direct you to the parks and signage at the trail heads. 

Multi-municipal Shade Tree Planting

This project is funded by ECGRA, the Erie County Planning Department and participating municipalities. With the help of PA SeaGrant and the City of Erie Arborist the EACOG has planted over 700 shade trees in muncipalities in Erie County. Trees are planted on city streets, boulevards, municipal  property and parks. To date twelve  municipalities have benefitted from this program. 

Annual Municipal Officials Assembly   

The EACOG hosts an Annual Assembly to convene municipal officials to hear from expert speakers on a timely topics of regional interest.

Assemblies are held each spring and all are welcome. This program is open to all municipalities at no cost regardless of membership. 

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