Happy New Year! As we embark on 2015, I hope everyone
is doing well and ready for another busy year. Commission staff are
currently making presentations to the Towns Associations within the
six member counties. We have found that many towns are considering
updates to the Comprehensive Plans. Many of the Comprehensive Plans
that were completed by the Commission or another entity are nearing
their 10-year update requirement. If your town, village, city, or
county would like to discuss the process for updating its
Comprehensive Plan, please contact me or Brandon Robinson.
We are currently seeking individuals to fill
three Commissioner vacancies. There are direct
Governor's appointment openings in Florence and Marinette counties
and a joint county board/Governor's appointment in Kewaunee County.
All three openings are 6-year appointments. All interested
individuals are required to complete and submit a short application
to the Governor's Appointment Secretary in order to be considered
for an appointment to the Commission by Governor Walker. If you
have any questions or in need of additional information on the
process to apply for one of the openings, please contact me.
The Bay-Lake RPC is a full service planning agency. If
your community or county is in need of planning, GIS, or grant
administration assistance, please contact our office. We are
willing to discuss your needs and identify the appropriate
financial and technical resources in which to address them.
Enjoy winter in beautiful Wisconsin and Go Packers,
Phoenix, and Badgers!
"Anyone I've spoken to at Bay-Lake is very easy to
talk to and understanding." - Town of Pembine Plan
"I love working with Bay-Lake ... they're always
listening to what I need." - Village of Cleveland
"The partnership with your agency was very helpful
and allowed for better communications and planning on this
project." - Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin
Affordable Office Space for Rent
The Commission has four open offices that it is willing to
sub-lease on a short or longer term basis to an organization
seeking good, quality office space that is close to downtown
amenities. The reduced lease rate (includes
utilities) is $7.00 a sq.ft. for the year. Parking spaces are
$15.00 per month. The staff will work with any organization on
their internet and phone service needs, which will be separate from
the Commission's current operating system.
Commission staff are continuing to accept requests for
demographic and economic information using EMSI software. All
counties and local units of government, along with planning and
economic development partners, are eligible to receive this service
through the Commission. The data found on EMSI Analyst and the
reports generated using the information can be very valuable in
drafting grant applications, preparing site search proposals, as
well as evaluating local and regional economic conditions for
future projects and investments.
Please contact Brandon Robinson or Josh Schedler at (920)
448-2820 for questions/concerns or to submit an EMSI Analyst
Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Public Meetings
Full Commission Meeting, Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10:00 am. in
Green Bay. Location still to be determined.