Regional Council of Elected Officials has a policy-making board consisting of the chief elected officials of the planning region. The regional council can assume the planning responsibilities of an RPA, unlike a COG which may have a separate regional planning commission. COGCNV is actually an RCEO, not a COG. COGCNV was originally established prior to COG legislation. Under COGCNV bylaws, a standing committee referred to as the Regional Planning Commission serves a similar role to that of an RPC in a COG.