The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) and the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional planning in the greater Phoenix region.
Established in 1967, MAG provides regional planning and policy decisions in areas of transportation, air quality, water quality, human services, and economic development.
MAG consists of 27 incorporated cities and towns, three Native American Indian Communities, Maricopa County, and portions of Pinal County.
The Regional Council serves as the governing board and includes representatives from the above agencies, as well as the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee.
MAG’s policy making structure includes the Regional Council, the Executive Committee, Transportation Policy Committee, Management Committee, Economic Development Committee and a number of advisory and technical advisory committees.
Cooperatively Developed Funding
Total $935.9 Million
Funding comes from a variety of sources, with federal and state funding comprising the principal revenue source. Membership dues and special assessments—which are based on population and assessed from each member agency–provide another source of revenue to support MAG’s regional activities.
MAG plans for more than $852.4 million in total regional funding, including funding for the freeway program.
MAG’s FY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program and Annual Budget is $32.8 million, which includes an operating budget of about $23.4 million. The difference is for carry forward consulting contracts and funding for other agencies with pass-through agreements.