G.R.W.C. and the Grassroots

Bradley F. Smith
William N. Thompson

DOI: 10.2190/RK9V-R8H9-AM9F-DBMC


Many of the pressing problems facing America today can only be hoped to be solved by utilizing a regional approach. Regionalism, unlike the traditional forms of American state and local government is more often then not, voluntary in its nature. The success of regional governments like planning units, multistage compacts, councils of government and watershed councils depends not so much on binding ordinances and statues as it does upon the members dedication and perception of success.

This article is designed to identify those attitudinal and behavioral factors which could enhance a voluntary organizations possibility of attaining their goals. The organization to be studied is the Grand River Watershed Council.

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