Governor West signed an agreement to establish the Santee-Wateree Regional Planning Commission. Jim Darby is hired as the first Executive Director.
The first office was located on the second floor of the Sumter County Courthouse. The COG occupied only one room with two desks and a phone.
The COG moved to the CP&L building on Calhoun Street in Sumter.
Bill Millet replaced Jim Darby as Executive Director.
Ben Griffith is hired as Executive Director. Staff moved its office to North Harvin Street in Sumter.
Randy Adams replaced Ben Griffith as Executive Director.
Bob Strother became the Interim Executive Director.
Jim Darby returned as Executive Director.
Santee-Wateree Regional Planning Commission obtained a Certification of Incorporation to become Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments.
The COG divided its office space between the North Harvin Street high rise and a location at the corner of South Harvin and Liberty Street in Sumter.
The COG purchased, renovated, and relocated to the Osteen Davis Building on the corner of Liberty and Sumter Streets in Sumter.
Dr. Michael Mikota replaced Jim Darby, the longest-serving Executive Director.
The COG experienced a fire at the Liberty Street office. All data, materials, and historical documents were lost.
Due to the fire, the COG staff temporarily split and moved to the SC Works Building on Calhoun Street and the Santee Wateree RTA office on Harvin Street.
The COG headquarters moved to the 15 South Industrial Park in Sumter. Some staff continue to operate from the SC Works Building.
The Board of Directors approved the construction of a new facility on Main Street in Sumter.
The Board of Directors hired Christopher McKinney as their Executive Director.