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!

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"Anyone I've spoken to at Bay-Lake is very easy to talk to and understanding." - Town of Pembine Plan Commission

"The partnership with your agency was very helpful and allowed for better communications and planning on this project." - Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin

"I love working with Bay-Lake ... they're always listening to what I need." - Village of Cleveland Plan Commission

"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.

EMSI Analyst

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 data request.

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Public Meetings

Full Commission Meeting, Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10:00 am. in Green Bay. Location still to be determined.




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January 2015 E-Newsletter

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