Atlanta Regional Commission
The Atlanta Regional Commission is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county Atlanta region. Since 1947, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped focus the region’s leadership, attention and resources on critical issues.
On any given day, ARC works with local jurisdictions and various regional partners to: Plan new transportation options; encourage the development of healthy, livable communities; wisely manage precious water resources; provide services for the region’s older adults and individuals with disabilities; help businesses recruit and train the workers they need; provide data to inform leaders and decision-makers; and coordinate with local first responders in preparing for a secure region. The agency serves as a regional convener, bringing diverse stakeholders to the table to address the most important issues facing metro Atlanta. And ARC offers leadership development programs to residents who want to make a difference in the Atlanta region.
ARC’s member governments are Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, and the city of Atlanta.