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The Ohio Association of Regional Councils comprises 24 agencies serving more than 1,500 municipalities, villages, townships and counties and representing over 10 million residents of those communities around the state.

Most of Ohio's regional councils are federally mandated Metropolitan Planning Organizations that bring local officials together to determine transportation priorities and how to allocate federal transportation dollars. Six of the councils are Areawide Water Quality Management Planning Agencies, designated under the Clean Water Act and certified by the Governor of Ohio. However, all the councils have long histories of coordinating transportation, environmental, and land-use planning, and helping local initiatives within the framework of state policy. View the OARC Member Profiles for more info about each of the member agencies.