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ANNOUNCEMENT: LCOG Executive Director Position

LCOG Board seeking qualified applicants for CEO position. Responsible for all facets of agency operations and relationships. Current major programs and projects include Aging, CDBG, EDA, HOME Consortium, Regional/Local Planning, Transportation/Transit Planning, JLUS and Workforce Development. Reports to 30 member board. Serves 25 local governments. $6 million current budget and 35  employees.  Requires 10 years relevant work experience and/or education; master’s degree and local government management experience preferred.  Compensation package commensurate with education and experience.  Incumbent retiring after 20 years. Expected start date late 2014. Initial application deadline 5/31/14; position open until filled. Equal opportunity employer. To apply, send letter of interest and resume by email to with “ED Application” in the subject line or mail to Lowcountry Council of Governments, P. O. Box 98, Yemassee, SC 29945 with “ED Application” on the envelope.

PUBLIC NOTICE: DRAFT Lowcountry Regional Home Consortium (HOME) 2014 Annual Action Plan

NEW: Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)Webpage


Beaufort and Jasper among fastest growing counties on the East Coast
- Hardeeville breaks ground on RiverPort project
Forbes Magazine names Bluffton, SC one of the 25 best places to retire in 2014
- Southern Carolina Industrial Campus opens in Hampton County
- State's first Solar Farm, located in Colleton County, producing energy

Crescent Dairy preparing to hire new workforce for its Colleton County facility

More about Beaufort, SC - America's Happiest Seaside Town

Sarla Performance Fibers locating in Colleton County

Le Creuset expanding operations in Hampton County

Welcome to Lowcountry Council of Governments

Often called “LCOG”, "LowCOG" or simply “the COG”—Lowcountry Council of Governments serves the four-county area between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia and is one of ten regional councils covering South Carolina.  It is a resource for the twenty-five local governments in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties, and, from time to time, may work for an individual jurisdiction, a group of local governments or the entire region.  The COG also acts as a connection between those local governments and certain State and Federal programs.  Most of the time the COG operates in the background and always in support of its members and the Lowcountry Region. 
LCOG is a public agency governed by a thirty-member board of directors appointed by the participating local governments.  Activities are organized into four broad program areas: 
Community & Economic Development, Workforce Development, Planning, and Aging & Disability.  Staff members write and administer grants, run programs, compile data, prepare plans and conduct research.  The Board often sets regional priorities.  Current programs and projects include:  Community Development Block Grants, Federal and State Economic Development Grants, HOME Affordable Housing Consortium, Workforce Investment Act, Areawide Water Quality Management, Urban and Rural Transportation and Transit Planning, Joint Land Use Study, Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities Resource Center.  Organizationally, the COG looks like a public-sector consulting firm. 
Located between two international airports and shipping ports and bi-sected by I-95, the Lowcountry Region is well-positioned for growth in domestic and international business. The region includes the
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Hilton Head Island and the ACE Basin. Temperate climate and southeastern coastal location make the Lowcountry a favorite destination for visitors and retirees. 
Welcome to LCOG and the South Carolina Lowcountry.


NOTE: Photographs on this site are owned by LCOG or used with permission of owner and may not be used without written permission. Lowcountry Council of Governments is not responsible for content of linked websites.


 Image: Ace Basin Marshland
 Image: Sea birds enjoying sunny sandbar
 Image: Edisto Island Beach Houses
Image: US Blue Angels flying over Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Lowcountry Council of Governments
PO Box 98
634 Campground Road
Yemassee, SC 29945

PHONE: 843-726-5536

FAX: 843-726-5165




Phone: 843-726-5536 | Fax: 843-726-5165