The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission (Bay-Lake RPC) is a multi-service entity within Wisconsin that delivers a variety of federal, state, and local programs. The Bay-Lake RPC is a public entity established similar to a municipality. We provide a range of planning services to member local governments in Northeast Wisconsin. As such, we are accountable to our local government members, and serve as effective partners for state and federal governments.
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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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: