A Brief History
Since incorporating in 1997, the South Central Assembly (formerly South Central Assembly for Effective Governance) has created a variety of public forums. These have encouraged discussions that have led to action on matters of good governance. Topics have ranged from health and human services to land use and growth management and from transportation to police services. Throughout, we have come to appreciate more fully the diverse communities of the region, its interconnected nature, and the common, persistent challenges that influence it. Too often, we view issues through limited perspectives when a holistic approach is needed.
The Assembly focuses on the broad scope of regional quality-of-life issues in south central Pennsylvania. We offer a venue for like-minded individuals to collaborate for the public good. The services we offer include conferences, research, advocacy, and training on pressing issues facing our communities individually and the region as a whole. This is a look back on a decade and a half history of action supporting the Assembly's regional planning orientation: