Houston-Galveston Area Council

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Houston-Galveston Area Council
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Map of Texas highlighting counties served by the Houston-Galveston Area Council
Formation September 1966
Type Voluntary association of governments
Region served
12,444 sq mi (32,230 km2)
13 counties
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2000 4,854,454 —    
2006 5,463,804 +12.6%
Source: [1]

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is the region-wide voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region of Texas. The organization works with local government officials to solve problems across the area. H-GAC was founded in 1966.

The organization[edit]

Based in Houston, the Houston-Galveston Area Council is a member of the Texas Association of Regional Councils. Its service area is 12,500 square miles and contains more than 6 million people in Southeast Texas. H-GAC is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in solving area-wide problems. Through H-GAC, local governments also initiate efforts in anticipating and preventing problems.

H-GAC provides planning programs in most areas of shared governmental concern. All H-GAC programs are carried out under the policy direction of H-GAC’s local elected official Board of Directors. H-GAC is made up of the region's local governments and their elected officials. The organization works with public and private sector organizations and a host of volunteers.[2]

Counties served[edit]

Largest cities in the region[edit]

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