Merriam’s National Resources Committee Influence

Regional Councils of Government

National Association of Regional Councils

Metropolitan Planning Organization

State Constitutional Amendments

1972 – Virginia; Article 7 Section 1. (4) “regional governments”

1970 – South Carolina; Article 7 Section 15 “regional councils of government”

Special Districts

Historical Images

Brownlow Commission


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