The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission (Bay-Lake RPC) is a multi-service agency within Wisconsin that provides a variety of federal, state, and local programs. The Bay-Lake RPC is a public agency formed by executive order of the Governor. Wisconsin state statutes specify that regional planning commissions are to provide intergovernmental planning and coordination for the physical, social, and economic development of the region. The Bay-Lake RPC serves an eight-county region within northeast Wisconsin consisting of Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, and Sheboygan counties.

Serving Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto and Sheboygan Counties

The total area of the region we serve is 5,433 square miles, or 9.7 percent of the area of the State of Wisconsin, which encompasses 185 units of government including:
- 8 counties        
- 17 cities                
- 40 villages
- 119 towns
- Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

The region has over 400 miles of coastal shoreline along Lake Michigan and Green Bay, and contains 12 major watershed areas that drain into the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.

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Surveys Available:

Sheboygan County along with Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission is
conducting this survey as part of “Transportation Planning/Feasibility Study” to better understand the transportation needs for the residents in Sheboygan County. The study aims to develop specific recommendations for a suitable transportation service, as well as the fare structure, hours, and frequency of service. Please click the link below to take the survey. 




Manitowoc County Parks
and Open Space Plan

Town of Gibraltar
Comprehensive Plan

Town of Jacksonport
Comprehensive Plan

Year 2050 Sheboygan Area
Transportation Plan (SATP)

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WHAT IS a regional planning commission?

The primary function of a regional planning commission (RPC) is to study the needs and conditions of a region and develop strategies that enhance the region’s communities. An RPC provides technical assistance, including:     

  • Conduct research studies; collect and analyze data and prepare maps.
  • Create and adopt plans for the physical, social, and economic development of the region.     
  • Publish objectives and findings.     
  • Provide advisory services on planning to the local governmental units within the region.

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