The Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (SEARP&DC) was created in 1969 under legislation passed by the Alabama State Legislature. The Commission is administered and governed by a group of 35 individuals from the seven member counties. These individuals act as liaisons for the citizens in their counties. The needs of the citizens are given to SEARP&DC and goals are established. The staff of SEARP&DC are constantly striving to make Southeast Alabama a better place to live.
To Improve the Quality of Life for the Citizens of Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston Counties. The Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission was formed to assist communities with a number of services. A number of departments fall under the umbrella of SEARP&DC. These include Community and Economic Development, Head Start, Senior Aides, and Wiregrass Transit.