The first Councils of Governments were formed in 1967 when Governor Robert E. McNair signed legislation dividing the state into ten official planning districts.

As the Governor officially introduced the state’s citizens to this new regional concept, he described new entities created to provide a “uniform geographical framework within which the planning, programming and delivery of services by state, federal and local government might be undertaken with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.”


We take this original intent very seriously and continue to operate in an efficient and effective manner for our regions. From the Lowcountry to the Upstate, rural to urban, and every facet in between, the 10 SC COGs are dedicated to improving and positively influencing the quality of life and economic development of South Carolina.


ACOG
Appalachian Council of Governments
Contact:

Appalachian Council of Governments
Steve Pelissier, Executive Director
30 Century Circle
P. O. Drawer 6668
Greenville, SC 29606
Phone: (864) 242-9733
Fax: (864) 242-6957
[email protected]
[Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens & Spartanburg Counties]

COG
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
Contact:

Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
Ron Mitchum, Executive Director
1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 529-0400
Fax: (843) 529-0305
[email protected]
[Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Counties]

CRCOG
Catawba Regional Council of Governments
Contact:

Catawba Regional Council of Governments
J. Randall Imler, Executive Director
215 Hampton Street
P. O. Box 450
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Phone: (803) 327-9041
Fax: (803) 327-1912
[email protected]
[Chester, Lancaster, Union & York Counties]

CentralMidlands
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Contact:

Central Midlands Council of Governments
Benjamin J. Mauldin, Executive Director
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210-8010
Phone: (803) 376-5390
Fax: (803) 376-5394
[email protected]
[Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry & Richland Counties]

lowcountry
Lowcountry Council of Governments
Contact:

Lowcountry Council of Governments
Sabrena P. Graham, Executive Director
1-95 Exit 33, Point South
P. O. Box 98
Yemassee, SC 29945-0098
Phone: (843) 473-3990
Fax: (843) 726-5165
[email protected]
[Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Counties]

lower savannah cog
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Contact:

Lower Savannah Council of Governments
William Molnar, Ph.D., Executive Director
2748 Wagner Road, Hwy. 302 North
P. O. Box 850
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 649-7981
Fax: (803) 649-2248
[email protected]
[Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun & Orangeburg Counties]

PeeDee
Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
Contact:

Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
Johnny B. Brown, Executive Director
2314 Pisgah Road
P. O. Box 5719
Florence, SC 29502
Phone: (843) 669-3138
Fax: (843) 669-4392
[email protected]
[Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion & Marlboro Counties]

santee lynches
Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments
Contact:

Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments
Chris McKinney, Executive Director
2525 Corporate Way
Suite 200
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: (803) 774-1984
Fax: (803) 773-9903
[email protected]
[Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee & Sumter Counties)

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Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Contact:

Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Patricia C. Hartung, Executive Director
430 Helix Road
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 941-8050
Fax: (864) 941-8090
[email protected]
[Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick & Saluda Counties]

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Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Contact:

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Sarah Penick Smith, Executive Director
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 546-8502
Fax: (843) 527-2302
[email protected]
[Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg Counties]