The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country.

Since its inception in 1966, H-GAC has positioned itself as a driver of regional cooperation and service excellence by bringing together local governments, large and small, and community and business partners from a diverse array of backgrounds and proficiencies to solve major challenges, seize economic opportunities, and enhance the quality of life for the more than 7 million people who live here.

We understand that decisions made today will affect those who live and work in our region tomorrow, and we’re committed to listening to the vast needs and concerns of our residents and stakeholders. To get involved with our planning efforts throughout the region, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.