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East Texas Council of Governments

East Texas State Planning Region (6)

Executive Director
Mr. David Cleveland
3800 Stone Road
Kilgore, Texas 75662-6297
(903) 218-6400
Fax: (903) 983-1440
Email: david.cleveland@etcog.org
Website: www.etcog.org

TARC Board Member
The Honorable Robert Johnston
County Judge, Anderson County
703 N Mallard, Suite 101
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 723-7406
Email: rjohnston@co.anderson.tx.us

Established: 1970
Area: 9,687 square miles
Population: 846,991 (2014 est.)
Counties Served: Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood

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ETCOG serves the growing 14-county East Texas planning region, an area of 10,021 square miles with a population of over 700,000. The population is almost evenly divided between urban and rural areas of the region. The area abounds with both scenic beauty and natural resources, with numerous lakes and extensive forests. ETCOG was created 28 years ago due to a desire by local officials to cooperate more effectively in solving common problems facing East Texs. A varied ETCOG work program has been pursued in order to coordinate development of the region to secure the greatest benefit for its citizens. Major areas of effort include comprehensive planning for the physical environment and training services, and planning for services to the aging. Technical assistance is provided to member governments in a wide variety of activities.

Board of Directors Meeting Date: 
The ETCOG Board of Directors meet the third Thursday in March and September of each year.


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