- Governor West signed an agreement establishing the Santee-Wateree
Regional Planning Commission.
- Jim Darby hired as the first agency Executive Director.
- The second floor of the Sumter County Courthouse selected for
the first office.
- COG occupied one room with two desks and one phone.
- COG moved to the CP&L building on Calhoun St in Sumter,
- Bill Millet replaced Jim Darby as Executive Director.
- Ben Griffith is hired as Executive Director. - All operations relocated to North Harvin St in
- Randy Adams replaced Ben Griffith as Executive Director.
- Bob Strother selected as the Interim Executive Director.
- Jim Darby returned as Executive Director.
- Santee-Wateree Regional Planning Commission obtained Certification of Incorporation to become
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments.
- COG staff grew and leadership decided to
split staff between two offices located on
North Harvin Street and the corner of South
Harvin St and Liberty St in Sumter, SC.
- COG purchased, renovated, and relocated all
operations to the Osteen Davis Building on
the corner of Liberty St and Sumter St in
- Dr. Michael Mikota replaced Jim Darby as Executive Director.
- COG experienced a fire and lots of data and historical documents were lost.
- Due to the fire, staff temporarily split between the Comprehensive SC Works Building on Calhoun
Street and the Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority on Harvin Street.
- COG headquarters relocated to the Live Oak Industrial Park in Sumter.
- Half of staff moved to this location.
- The remaining staff continued operations at the Comprehensive SC Works Building.
- City of Sumter purchased .61 acre parcel at corner of E. Bartlette St and S. Main St for site of new
COG HQ building.
- The Board of Directors approved the construction of a new facility at corner of E. Bartlette St. and
S. Main St.
- Christopher McKinney replaced Dr. Michael Mikota as