Council Priorities

Regional planning councils have been in existence in Florida since the early 1960s, created by the local governments they serve, to meet local government and regional needs, provide services, and ensure access to state and federal initiatives and programs. Florida Statutes recognize regional planning councils as “Florida’s only multipurpose regional entities that plan for and coordinate intergovernmental solutions on multi-jurisdictional issues, support regional economic development, and provide assistance to local governments.”

The Treasure Coast and South Florida Regional Planning Councils, consisting of elected and appointed officials from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties, in Joint Session identified the following regional issue priorities:

Council has a robust work program that focuses on the areas of economic development, transportation, emergency preparedness, community planning and visioning, continuing education, and regional convening as requested by local governments and approved by Council. Each year staff provides an annual work program summary to Council members outlining major tasks and ongoing efforts for the year.