The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) is a voluntary association of the units of local government, whose purpose is to facilitate a cooperative approach to regional problem solving. Our Board is the governing body which meets monthly to discuss such regional issues, make decisions regarding the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments, and to discuss Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning issues. The Board presently claims 17 regular members, 1 associate member, and 2 affiliate members.

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments Board and the Benton-Franklin Economic Development District Board meet jointly the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Ben Franklin Transit’s Board Room at 1000 Columbia Park Trail in Richland.  The public is welcome to attend and there is opportunity for public comment. All meeting dates are subject to change, please see meeting calendar for details.