Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
Lower Rio Grande Valley State Planning Region


  • Executive Director
    Mr. Ron Garza
    301 W. Railroad St. Weslaco, TX 78596
    (956) 682-3481
    (956) 631-4670
  • TARC Board Member
    Mr. Javier De Leon
    Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Texas State Technical College
    1902 North Loop 488, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 364-4023

Established: 1967
Area: 3,644 sq. miles
Population: 1,287,462 (2015 est.)
Counties Served: Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy

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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).


Board of Directors Meeting Date:
The fourth Thursday of each month.