The mission of the Southside Planning District Commission is to promote the orderly and efficient development of the physical, social, and economic elements of its region by assisting local governmental units in developing policies, programs, and projects which serve their individual needs and collective interests.

The primary role of the Commission is to encourage and assist member governments in economic development activities. The Commission executes this role at both the local and regional level by:

  • fostering intergovernmental cooperation
  • providing comprehensive planning services
  • and by making available needed technical assistance in developing and administering community improvement projects and programs.

In addition to the commission's advisory capacity to local government, it also performs the functions necessary to implement its plans and programs on behalf of its members jurisdictions when such action is deemed appropriate or requested.