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WELCOME to the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments' Planning & Development Services' (PDS) web pages.  Our department's MISSION is to,"Improve our region by providing planning, economic, and community development services to member governments and allies at the local and regional levels." To accomplish this, PDS professional staff work closely with key stakeholders at the local, regional, state, and national levels in many diverse areas.

Recognizing that our professional disciplines are inter-connected, we work hard to execute our Mission with "Triple Bottom Line" results, trying to create positive value for "people, planet, and profit" with attention to supporting "equity, environment, and economy". 

While some projects and partners require confidentiality regarding sensitive and competitive issues, we strive to:forest & trees
  • be as transparent and inclusive as possible;
  • create and encourage strong partnerships;
  • leverage and maximize project and program outcomes;
  • bring value to everyone in the communities we serve.
We encourage you to take a moment and browse our current and past efforts to understand how we and our partners impact individual communities and the region as a whole.  Please contact us about opportunities and needs.  We are always working to bring new resources and opportunity to the region.

Planning and Development Services Program of Work Summary Report FY 2019

"Think Regionally, Act Locally, Compete Globally"
Regional Vision, CEDS 2022