About Us

The Central Westmoreland COG has a long history of helping Pennsylvania municipalities do more for less. Led for 28 years by Jim Cortazzo, the organization grew to over 27 members and 200 associate members. After Jim’s retirement in 2014, the Central Westmoreland COG is led by Executive Director Ted Chopich, assisted by Charmain Andy Pinskey.

Westmoreland COG is entire membership funded. The COG does not receive tax or grant monies. The savings we negotiate go right back to the member municipalities.