The CAG Administration Department is responsible for agency oversight, fiscal management, budgeting, purchasing, records management, human resources, the provision of staff support, communication with our member governments and upholding the agency’s policies.  Some of the specific tasks associated with the department include the provision of daily support services and agency administrative tasks; maintaining standard office operations; personnel management; preparing agendas, council packets, reports, and correspondence; conducting liaison activities between the CAG office and members of the region’s Management Committee and Regional Council; scheduling meetings; daily financial administration; administering and overseeing contracts; grant administration; conducting audits; preparing departmental and annual budgets; conducting policy review; overseeing legal matters and issues; building leases; coordinating employee benefits; administering payroll; managing agency payables and receivables; managing employee records and agency files; public relations; purchasing and ordering office supplies; coordinating agency travel, and working with local, regional, State and Federal agencies.  

The membership of CAG is comprised of the 17 cities and towns of the region, and the counties of Gila and Pinal. Membership also includes representatives from the region’s three Native American Communities. CAG is governed by a Regional Council comprised of Mayors and County Supervisors, or their designees, which are also public officials.  CAG is also guided by an advisory Management Committee, which consists of the primary administrative officers and Indian Community business managers, or their designees, which are non-public officials.  CAG also contains an Executive Committee comprised of the Regional Council Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, and the Secretary/Treasurer.  The Executive Committee functions as the governing body of CAG between the scheduled meetings of the entire Regional Council membership, which typically meets a minimum of six times per year.