The LRGVDC is a voluntary association of local governments formed under Texas Law in 1967 as one of Texas' 24 regional Council of Governments (COG's) serving Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy County.

The LRGVDC promotes and encourages cooperation among local units of government in order to improve the region's health, safety, and general welfare and to plan for future development.

  • Economies of scale
  • Region-wide, equitable advocacy and representation
  • Promote efficient and effective local government
  • Linkage between federal, state and local programs

In an effort to assess current services and to provide for the continuance of progressive programs the LRGVDC Membership evaluates and adopts the Council's Annual Work Program (AWP).

Click here to view the 2016 Annual Work Program.

New! 2017-2022 Lower Rio Grande Regional Strategic Plan

Designated by the State of Texas as a regional planning organization, LRGVDC facilitates, plans and prepares a five-year comprehensive "Regional Strategic Plan" updated every two years to coincide with Texas Legislative Session.

The primary purpose of the plan is to communicate and guide regional goals, priorities, accomplishments and future development strategies.

  • Plan development utilizes region-wide involvement including subject matter expert contributions, advisory and workgroup committee feedback and public community stakeholder input
  • Goals are region-wide; no single entity or organization is responsible for implementing noted strategies
To review 2017-2022 DRAFT Strategic Plan, click here

To submit Strategic Plan comments and feedback online, click here

Deadline to submit comments and feedback is Sunday, June 12th, 2016.
For more information please contact: Mr. Ron Garza, Deputy Executive Director (