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History


YVCOG History

Founded in 1966, Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) is both a regional government and coordinating body under Washington state law. YVCOG was established by the valley’s community leaders as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. This consortium has not only provided this forum (but now has grown to be a key player in the research for development of studies and plans needed to address these issues.)

YVCOG’s region encompasses Yakima County and 14 cities covering a total area of 4,311 square miles. YVCOG develops long range regional transportation plans and regional transportation improvement programs. Additionally, YVCOG bylaws provide for representation of Native American tribes and Air districts in the region.

Union Gap incorporated in 1883
Mabton incorporated in 1905
Toppenish incorporated in 1907
Wapato incorporated in 1908
Zillah incorporated in 1911
Sunnyside incorporated in 1902
Granger incorporated in 1909
Grandview incorporated in 1909
Selah incorporated in 1919
Naches incorporated in 1921
Tieton incorporated in 1942
Harrah incorporated in 1946

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