Regional Planning

In accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-8-1, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is provided the authority to establish standards and procedures for Regional Planning. To remain eligible for state funding programs, the Three Rivers Regional Commission (TRRC) must prepare, adopt, maintain, and implement a regional plan that meets the established planning requirements for a regional plan.

TRRC Regional Plan Update for 2019 - 2023

Three Rivers RC (TRRC) is in the process of updating its Regional Plan for 2019-2023.  The updated plan is due on July 1, 2019.  An Executive Team made up of one (1) representative from each county government, one (1) stakeholder member from each county government  and two (2) staff members from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs will help to guide the developmet of the updated Regional Plan. A series of activities have been planned to help generate interest in the update process.

Three Rivers RC encourages our member governments, local and state partners, community leaders, and local residents to become involved in the update process and share your input to help shape the future of our region.  




A Kick-Off Meeting/Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. in Turin, GA to commence the start of the TRRC Regional Plan Update Process.

  • A Kick-Off Meeting/Public Hearing - Click Here for the notice.

Listening Sessions - A total of six (6) Public Listening Sessions are planned to solicit input from those in our local communities.  The sessions will involve a SWOT Analysis to help the RC assess the region's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Please see the flyer below for a location near you.  We encourage you to share the flyer with your friends, family, local businesses, community leaders, etc.  We want your input to help shape a future goals and policies.

Survey - TRRC has developed a Community Input Survey, which is devised of 10 questions to gather local input.  Please complete the survey and encourage your friends, local community leaders and economic development partners to join you!!



Three Rivers RC has developed a schedule for the Regional Plan Update Process.  Please click on the link below to view or download a copy.


Regional Planning

It is the desire of TRRC to have a clear and direct path for the growth, sustainability, and prosperity of the ten‐county service area. As the TRRC Regional Plan is deemed to be a significant tool to that end, our member governments are encouraged to utilize the Three Rivers Regional Plan in their decision making processes for the good our citizens and our region.

Click here to view the Three Rivers Regional Plan.

Click Here to view the TRRC Annual Implementation Program Report for 2018

Regionally Important Resources

The Three Rivers Regional Commission (TRRC) created a Regionally Important Resources (RIR) plan to serve as a guide that identifies regionally important natural or historic resources within the ten-county Three Rivers Region. The plan also provides implementation strategies for the protection and management of these resources. Regionally Important Resources (RIR) are those determined to be of value to the region and thus the state, and vulnerable to the effects of uncontrolled or incompatible development.

Hence, this plan seeks to lay a foundation for the enhancement of local, regional, and state coordination efforts to preserve our most precious natural, cultural and heritage resources.

The Three Rivers Regional Commission Regionally Important Resources Plan consists of three primary categories: Water, Conservation and Cultural/Heritage Resources.

Click here to view the TRRC’s Regionally Important Resources plan.