Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
Lower Rio Grande Valley State Planning Region (21)
Mr. Ron Garza
301 W. Railroad St.
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Fax: (956) 631-4670
|TARC Board Member
Mr. Javier De Leon
Texas State Technical College
Associate Vice President
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Area: 3,053 sq. miles
Population: 1,266,818 (2014 est.)
Counties Served: Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy
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The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is a voluntary association of local governments created in 1967 to deal with the regional planning needs that cross the boundaries of individual local governments. This is accomplished through cooperative action by Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties.
The LRGVDC provides an effective link between both federal and state governments programs and the cities and counties where people are served. The purpose of LRGVDC is to plan for the unified, far-reaching development of the region, eliminate duplication of services, and promote economiy and efficiency in government services through coordinated efforts.
LRGVDC programs and services include: Area Agency on Aging, Criminal Justice Assistance, Regional Police Academy, Substance Abuse Prevention, Business Loan Financing, Transportation Planning and Services, 9-1-1, Natural Resources Planning, Federal/State Application Review, and Technical Assistance to Local Governments.
Board of Directors Meeting Date:
The fourth Thursday of each month.