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Hidalgo County Active Transportation and Active Tourism Plan

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Who We Are

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.

LRGVDC's general membership includes:

  • County and Municipal Governments
  • Public Educational Institutions & School Districts
  • Special Purpose Governmental Units
  • Stakeholder Organizations dedicated to the regional, unified development of the region

LRGVDC is governed by a twenty-seven (27) member Board of Directors of whom two-thirds are required to be elected officials of the designated boundaries. This Board is primarily responsible to provide direction for LRGVDC programmatic implementation through LRGVDC policies, committees, plans, and programmatic activities.

LRGVDC carries out is vast designated duties and responsibilities through four (4) programmatic departments:

  • Community & Economic Development
  • Health & Human Services
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation

LRGVDC plays a vital role in implementing specific functions as designations directed by local, state, and federal agencies which include serving as the region's Economic Development District as designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration.

Work Program & Budget

To view LRGVDC's comprehensive guide to program objectives and budget, click here.

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 regional strategic plan serves as the collective, comprehensive guide that highlights the vision and goals of the three-county region

  • 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
  • Plan should serve as the initial guide for further development and implementation

To view the 2019-2024 Regional Strategic Plan (Executive Summary), click here

LRGVDC Feedback

As a public service organization, we strive for "first-class" service upholding the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and business practices.

For comments, concerns, feedback or additional program information please contact: Mr. Manuel "Manny" Cruz, Executive Director (

LRGVDC Finance

All invoices for maintenance, equipment, and services must be submitted to:

Or mailed to the following address:
301 W. Railroad
Weslaco TX 78596

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