Region XII Celebrates 50 Years Of Helping Counties, Communities, Businesses, And Residents
19 Jul 2023
Region XII Council of Governments (COG) is celebrating a significant milestone this month as the local government assistance agency celebrates its 50th anniversary. Region XII was formed in 1973 through a 28E agreement between Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac Counties. Executive Director Rick Hunsaker explains the circumstances surrounding their formation.
Hunsaker says much of the same work Region XII did in 1973 continues today, such as contracting with cities and counties to develop long-term planning and zoning strategies. Local Assistance Director Chris Whitaker says it is very common for a project to come up, and a city or county does not have the necessary cash on hand to complete it. That is where Region XII steps in.