Mission Statement

Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) is an association of South Carolina local governments in Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties. The COG serves as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and as a central staffing resource for grantsmanship, land use and transportation planning, community and economic development, workforce investment, GIS mapping, information systems, and project management.

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2022 Elected Officials Forum

The 2022 Elected Officials Forum took place January 6, 2022 via Zoom… Read More →


Chester County 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Chester County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed to identify hazards… Read More →

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Our Region At A Glance

City of Chester, South Carolina

Situated in the heart of Chester County, the City of Chester is a small rural city with a population of 5,607 (2010 Census).  It covers about 3.2 square miles in area, and serves as the county seat of Chester County.  Chester is one of five municipalities within the county.

The City of Chester was founded in 1785 and incorporated as […]

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