Ultimate authority for all of CDTC's actions rests with the Policy Board, which operates by consensus and is comprised of elected and appointed officials. The Policy Board delegates authority to the Planning Committee to recommend plans and programs to the Policy Board for action.
CDTC's Planning Committee has been delegated by the Policy Board to develop recommendations for action about plans and programs in the Capital Region. The bulk of CDTC's work is undertaken by the Planning Committee.
CDTC maintains several advisory committees which provide the Policy Board and Planning Committee with in-depth technical information on topics of particular interest. Several working groups and task forces are also maintained by CDTC.