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, SC.
Bill Millet replaced Jim Darby as Executive Director.
Ben Griffith replaced Bill Millet as Executive Director. -All operations relocated to North Harvin St in Sumter.
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 Sumter, SC.
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COG experienced a fire and lots of data and historical documents were lost.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. This is now referred to as Corporate Way.
Half of staff moved to this location.
The remaining staff continued operations at the Comprehensive SC Works Building.
Kathy Powell replaced Dr. Mikota becoming acting Interim Executive Director making her the first woman to assume the role in the history of the Council of Governments.
Christopher McKinney replaced Kathy Powell in October as Executive Director.
Areatha Clark became the first African American female to assume the position of Interim Executive Director in January.
Dennis Cyphers replaced Areatha Clark in August as Executive Director.