South Texas Development Council


South Texas State Planning Region



Established: June 1966
Area: 6,799 sq. miles
Population: 359,659 (201 est.)
Counties Served: Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Zapata

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The South Texas Development Council encourages and permits local governmental units to join and cooperate with one another in accomplishing the goals and objectives established by the Board. In this respect, the STDC serves as an instrument of local units of government in promoting cooperation with one another to improve the health, safety and general welfare of our citizens, and to assist in joint problem-solving of issues that affect the region. The agency takes an active role in identifying regional problems, setting priorities, and then formulating plans to alleviate these problems. To accomplish this, the STDC administers a myriad of programs, including economic and community development, criminal justice, 9-1-1 planning, solid waste management, water resources, and aging services. The STDC also operates a Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, as awell as a revolving loan fund program.


Board of Directors Meeting Date:
The Board meets quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September and December, or as determined by the Chairman.

The Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council’s goal is to promote the improvement of the quality of life for our region’s older population. We strive to ensure continuity of care while allowing our older population to remain in their own homes, thus maintaining independence, dignity, and respect while preventing institutionalization.

Although older individuals may receive services under many other Federal programs, today the OAA is considered to be the major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to this group and their caregivers.

It authorizes a wide array of service programs through a national network of 56 State agencies on aging, 629 area agencies on aging, nearly 20,000 service providers, 244 Tribal organizations, and 2 Native Hawaiian organizations representing 400 Tribes.


Board of Directors Meeting Date:
The Board meets quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September and December, or as determined by the Chairman.
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