COIC supports the region as a trusted leader and partner, helping communities identify and address their unique and common needs through collaboration, shared service delivery, technical assistance, information sharing, and resource development.
In 1972, COIC was designated a Council of Governments organized under ORS 190. We provide services to the counties of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson, the cities of Bend, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Our offices are located throughout Central Oregon. COIC employs more than 100 people and services in the following areas: employment and training, alternative high school education, business loans, transportation, and community and economic development. The majority of the COIC Board is comprised of elected officials appointed by each of these member governments. Other “appointed” members of the Board are from private business, Post Secondary Education, and Chambers of Commerce.