The Regional Council is a 93-member body comprised of 65 mayors and county executives, 2 state legislators, 13 citizens appointed to represent minority populations, and 13 citizens appointed to represent business and industry concerns. The Council is empowered by state law to serve as the primary forum for regional coordination on growth and infrastructure planning efforts. The Regional Council is charged with electing officers, certifying the executive board, and adopting the annual work program and budget.
GNRC’s enabling legislation also empowers each County Mayor or Executive to appoint two members to the full Council. One appointment is to be a representative of an agency or organization with business related to economic development. The other appointment is to be a minority representative with knowledge of issues related to social equity and inclusion.
By participating in the activities of the Regional Council, members are provided with an opportunity for meaningful collaboration that creates forward movement on shared priorities. The graphic below provides a representation of the Council reflected by the number of jurisdictions in each county, plus the minority and business appointments.