Vision and Mission


The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is a recognized authority and leading advocate for regional organizations and solutions that positively impact American communities through effective inter-jurisdictional cooperation.


As a national public interest organization, NARC works with and through its members to:

  • Shape federal policy that recognizes the increased value of local intergovernmental cooperation;
  • Advocate effectively for the role of regional councils in the coordination, planning, and delivery of current and future federal programs;
  • Provide research and analysis of key national issues and developments that impact our members; and
  • Offer high quality learning and networking opportunities for regional organization through events, training, and technical assistance.