MVCOG staff responds to specific requests for technical assistance from member jurisdictions, as well as undertaking projects benefiting all members. The majority of projects involve providing land use/planning, human resources, and administrative assistance to members, although program flexibility allows MVCOG to assist in a wide variety of projects.


The MVCOG provides assistance to jurisdictions in many areas of administration. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • General Technical Assistance
  • Budget Preparation
  • Capital Improvement Plan Creation
  • Open Meeting Law Consultation
  • Grant Administration
  • Ordinance Drafting
  • Resolution Drafting
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Requests for Proposals (RFP) Development
  • Customer Service Training
  • Talking with the Media Training
  • Communication Plan Creation

Human Resources

The MVCOG provides many services within human resources. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • General Technical Assistance
  • Job Description Creation and Revision
  • Job Recruitment (including senior-level management)
  • Interview Question Creation and Revision
  • Interview Panel Assistance
  • Workplace Reviews/Employee Complaint Investigations
  • Employee Training
  • Drug and Alcohol Compliance
  • Wage and Benefit Surveys
  • Labor Relations Consultation
  • Data Privacy Consultation
  • Compensation Plan Creation
  • Pay Equity Reporting
  • Personnel Policy Creation and Revision
  • Coaching, Discipline, and Termination Assistance
  • Wellness, Safety and Loss Control Administration and Training
  • Employment Application Creation and Revision
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Land Use/ Planning

The MVCOG can help with all of your zoning administration and long-term planning. Contact us to start planning for your jurisdiction’s future:

  • General Technical Assistance
  • Zoning Ordinance, Growth Plan, Land Use Plan, and/or Comprehensive Plan(s) Creation and Revision
  • Land Use Surveys
  • Fee Surveys
  • Planning Commissioner Training
  • Land Use and Zoning Map Creation
  • Shoreland Management Ordinances Creation and Revision
  • Windshield Surveys