Several communities are moving ahead with updating their comprehensive plans. We have prepared a basic scope of services with costs for communities to review to enable each one to make a determination as to which option is best for them. If you would like us to attend an upcoming governing board or plan commission meeting to discuss the process for updating the Comprehensive Plan and any other plans and/or zoning ordinances, please contact Brandon Robinson or me for more information.

We are still seeking individuals to fill two Commissioner vacancies. They are direct Governor's appointment openings in Florence and Marinette counties with 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 spring in beautiful Wisconsin and Go Brewers!

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"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


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 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

Commission Executive Committee Meeting, Friday, April 24, 2015, at 10:00 am. in Sheboygan at the Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center.

Great Lakes Economic Forum, Chicago, Illinois, April 26-28, 2015.





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