The Influence of the Division of Planning Coordination on Regional Council Development in Texas Page: 2
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Golden, Jerry W., The Influence of the Division of Plan-
ning Coordination on the Development of Regional Councils in
Texas, Master of Arts (Political Science), May, 1974, 110 pp.,
2 tables, 1 illustration, bibliography, 60 titles.
This study focuses on the role of the Texas Governor's
Office in the development of regional councils of governments
in Texas. The study, divided into six chapters, emphasizes
three important points: first, that Governor Connally conceived
the idea of a "Division of Planning Coordination" due to his
desire to be a strong chief executive; second, that the staff
he hired largely to fulfill this desire in turn convinced the
Governor that regional councils of governments should be an
element of the statewide planning and development system and
should receive strong financial and policy support from the
Governor; and third, that from January 1969 to January 1973,
the statewide regional council network was completed and Texas
became a recognized national leader in the use of the regional
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Golden, Jerry Wayne. The Influence of the Division of Planning Coordination on Regional Council Development in Texas, thesis, May 1974; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663681/m1/2/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .