The Houston-Galveston Area Council, a regional organization, will be celebrating its 55th anniversary this October. Created in 1966, the council works with local governments to help solve problems that arise in the 13 counties covered in the Houston-Galveston area, including Fort Bend, Harris and Wharton, among others. H-GAC is located at 3555 Timmons Lane, Ste. 100, Houston. 713-627-3200.

H-GAC will be hosting its 55th anniversary celebration on Oct. 15.