The Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) office was established in 1967 to promote regionalism and administer area-wide programs. Fifty years later, we are still working with local governments to accomplish this same goal.
The LSCOG region encompasses the South Carolina counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg. We work closely with and on behalf of local governments of the 45 municipalities within the region, often collaborating with several at a time to complete projects. We also connect with state and federal entities to secure funding for regional programs and projects.
Each county has council-appointed representatives on the LSCOG Board of Directors. These representatives are comprised of elected officials (town and city officials, county councilmembers and school board members) as well as public representatives (members from local chambers of commerce and community leaders from business and colleges). County representatives are also appointed to the various program committees, such as the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, the Workforce Development Board and the Aging Advisory Board. Our board and committee members build a united front in the dedication to regionalism.