As the Commission's Executive Committee continues with the hiring process for the next Executive Director of the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, Commission staff have initiated several regional projects that will have local and regional benefits for many years to come.  Invasive Phragmites Control within the Lower Green Bay & Fox River Area of Concern as well as the Commission's Regional Comprehensive Plan Update are just a couple of the projects that have recently started. We have also initiated our annual solicitation of community and economic development projects. More information regarding these projects and various others will be posted on this website shortly.

We are still seeking an individual from Marinette County to serve as a Commissioner. This position is appointed by the Governor and is for a 6-year term. 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 Rich Malone.

The Bay-Lake RPC is a full service public 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. We look forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer!


"The Bay-Lake RPC is a great resource for us here at the OCEDC, and the staff response to our inquiries is always timely and informative." - Oconto County Economic Development Corporation

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

"We couldn't be happier with the working relationship we have with the Bay-Lake RPC, they are extremely dedicated and the products they deliver are superb." - Manitowoc County Planning and Zoning

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


2015 Community and Economic Development Project Inventory

As a service to our member counties and communities, the Commission is currently conducting its annual solicitation of community and economic development projects. The solicitation is to gather information on proposed projects that will be included as a part of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and for integration into the Commission's rolling two-year Work Program. A copy of the survey has be sent to the clerks at the town, village, and city levels, along with a number of planning and economic development staff members. Projects identified should represent a "priority list" to include items such as industrial park development or improvements, public facilities upgrades, business incubators, transportation infrastructure, park enhancements, plan updates (e.g., comprehensive plans), or planning projects that will result in sustainable economic development for your respective community, county, or region.

If your community/county/organization had submitted projects in 2014, that list can be referenced here.

Contact Brandon Robinson for more information regarding the Community Survey.

Commission Awarded GLRI Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection announced that 15 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants were awarded this funding cycle totaling more than $8 million for projects to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.

The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission will receive $999,648 over two years to work with public and private landowners to remove 1,500 acres of Phragmites along the shores of Green Bay on Lake Michigan within the Lower Green Bay & Fox River Area of Concern. The project will identify and prioritize removal sites and provide training to landowners on methods to control Phragmites.

The Commission will work with a technical advisory and steering committee(s) to ensure a quality and efficient process that prioritizes valuable areas for treatment and management of Phragmites.  For more information, please contact Angela Pierce.

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 Developer

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 Developer 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 Developer data request.


Northeastern Wisconsin CDBG - Housing Loan Program

Housing Rehabilitation Informational Flyer


Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Public Meetings

Bay-Lake RPC Executive Committee Meeting, July 31, 2015 at the Bay-Lake RPC Office, 425 S. Adams Street in Green Bay. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

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August 2015 E-Newsletter

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