Houston-Galveston Area Council
Map of Texas highlighting counties served by the Houston-Galveston Area Council
|Type||Voluntary association of governments|
|12,444 sq mi (32,230 km2)|
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.
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.
- Fort Bend
Largest cities in the region
- Sugar Land
- Missouri City
- League City
- Texas City
- La Porte
- Total Population Estimates for Texas Councils of Governments Archived 2007-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. - Texas State Data Center.
- HGAC Info
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