Lake of the Ozarks Council of

Local Governments

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments

Serving Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan Counties

History

History of the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments


In 1969, Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments was commissioned by the State of Missouri as the Lake of the Ozarks regional planning commission.  The region serves four counties of Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan. 


Regional Planning Commissions began to develop following the enactment of the State and Regional Planning and Community Development Act, adopted by the State Legislature in 1965.  This act created the Missouri Department of Community Affairs and authorized the Governor to create regional planning commissions upon the petition of local governments (revised Statutes of Missouri, 1969, ed.).


Regional Planning Commission or Council of Local Governments are there to support their communities with planning, technical assistance and other activities as identified by the Board of Directors.  Regional planning is designed to create an environment where communities can grow and expand successfully through the comprehensive planning of public safety, infrastructure, transportation, technical assistance, economic development, water and waste water facilities, and environmental.