Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) is an association of city and county governments, with members who meet to solve regional problems such as transportation, solid waste, and air quality. This Association of Governments is where the cities and the county come together as equal partners to solve problems that can only be accomplished by working together.
MCAG was formed through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) signed by member jurisdictions in November, 1967. As a regional collaborative agency, MCAG serves in a number of transportation planning roles in Merced County based on local, state and federal designations. These designations offer increased funding for MCAG activities, primarily in transportation planning for the unincorporated areas of Merced County.