In July 2016, a letter was sent via mail and email to Donald Trump explaining the effect of Councils of Governments (COGs), and asking for his public recognition of the power of COGs. Part of the letter reads: “As you may be aware, American government is being transformed from a local elected form of government to a regionalized, international form of government. This effort is being implemented through the federal system of Councils of Governments (COGs). The COG system has been in existence for over 50 years. The power taken by COGs has been consistently increased over time.”
To date, no response or acknowledgment has been received from Donald Trump or the Trump organization.
You can read the letter here.