HISTORY: SERSG was established in 1993 when 14 communities worked with a planning council to fund a shared public administrator. The original and continuing mission is to act jointly to solve governmental problems. Grant funding from the Executive Office of Communities and Development enabled this process to begin. SERSG created a fiscal branch in 1997, the SERSG Service Corporation, which was designated a 501(4)c non-profit civic organization. This independence provided SERSG complete responsibility for itself and its work, and ended ties with OCPC.