West Central Regional Development Commission (S834)

  • 1976-1979 

    Historical Sketch

    The West Central Regional Development Commission [WCRDC] was established in 1973 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefits, and coordinating programs for sound area-wide development. The commission includes the Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Sterns, Traverse, and Wilkin. Membership on the Commission is made up of county commissioners, city mayors or councilmen, township supervisors, representatives of Councils of Government, Soil Conservation members, the White Earth Indian Tribal Council and area school districts. The purpose of the organization is to strengthen the individual collective power of local government by (1) recognizing area-wide opportunities and matters of mutual concern; (2) helping local governments resolve both local and area-wide problems and make joint decisions; and (3) developing means to assist local governments in the implementation of those decisions. 

    Collection Description

    West Central Regional Development Commission Papers is a collection of handbooks published by the organization from the years of 1976-1979. Included are the annual handbooks, economic development programs, individual county programs, and individual county program planning manuals. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Volume 1 - Barnesville Central Business District Revitalization Plan
    • Volume 2 - Overall Economic Development Program
    • Volume 3 - Program Ideas for Senior Citizens Centers
    • Volume 4 - Analysis of Manpower and Related Resources. 1976
    • Volume 5 - Manpower Services Plan. 1976
    • Volume 6 - Analysis of Land Use and Related Resources. 1976
    • Volume 7 - Land Use Policy Plan. 1976
    • Volume 8 - Social Services Planning, Grant County: A Case Study October. 1976
    • Volume 9 - Map Index. 1976
    • Volume 10 - Area Plan for Programs on the Aging for Region IV of Minnesota. 1977
    • Volume 11 - Housing Policy and Allocation Plan. 1977
    • Volume 12 - Transportation in Region IV. 1977
    • Volume 13 - Work Program. 1977-78
    • Volume 14 - Fergus Falls State Hospital Study Final Recommendation to the Minnesota State Legislature. 1977
    • Volume 15 - Douglas-Grant-Stevens-Traverse Community Health Services Plan. 1977
    • Volume 16 - Appendix to 1977-78 Douglas-Grant-Stevens-Traverse Community Health Services Plan. 1977
    • Volume 17 - Township Zoning Handbook. 1977
    • Volume 18 - Social Services Planning in Douglas County. 1977
    • Volume 19 - Map Index. 1977
    • Volume 20 - Guide for Preparation and Submission of the Programs and Financial Reports for Projects Operating Under Title III of the Older Americans Act. 1977
    • Volume 21 - Directory of Arts Producing Organizations. 1977

    Box 2

    • Volume 22 - Annual Report. 1978
    • Volume 23 - Area Plan for Programs on Aging for Region IV of Minnesota. 1978
    • Volume 24 - Arts Plan for Region IV. 1978
    • Volume 25 - Handbook for Local Regional Arts Grants Applicants. 1978-79
    • Volume 26 - Manpower Plan. 1978-79
    • Volume 27 - West Central Area Three Year Overall Program Design. 1978
    • Volume 28 - Directory of Services for the Developmentally Disabled. 1979
    • Volume 29 - Work Program. 1979-80
    • Volume 30 - Otter Tail County Human Services Plan. 1979