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
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
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
"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
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.
Robinson for more information regarding the Community
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
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.
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.
Housing Rehabilitation Informational
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