Who We Are

Our staff of planning and technical specialists includes environmental, economic development, open space, land use, housing, community, and transportation planners, as well as Geographic Information Systems staff. East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is organized under Section 66.945 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Commission bylaws are available. The Commission is the official comprehensive, areawide planning agency for the ten countyLearn More

Services to Meet Your Needs

Our staff works with you to decide what type of planning is most appropriate for you and your community. ECWRPC provides planning and technical assistance to counties, communities, businesses, interest groups, and individuals. Communities will often realize cost savings and added value for their money as we receive federal and state dollars to match local dollars. ECWRPC has staff with expertise inLearn More

Featured Projects

Approved 2016 CEDS Annual Performance Report

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce the 2016 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report has been completed for the East Central Wisconsin Economic Development District (EDD). The Commission has served as the designated EDD for its ten county region since 1984, as authorized by the US Department of…

City of Brillion Downtown Visioning Summary

In late 2015, the City of Brillion had requested assistance from the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to host and faciilatate a public visioning workshop which focused on their existing downtown area along Main Street. The City of Brillion is located approximately 20 miles from the Fox Cities along USH 10 and, like many…

Designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) designated governing body, works with all jurisdictions, operating agencies and the public to carry out cooperative, continuing and comprehensive transportation and land use planning. ECWRPC certifies that the planning requirements have been met, which includes a Unified Transportation Work Program, a Public Participation…

2016 CEDS Economic Development Project Inventory

The Commission is beginning its 2016 community and economic development project list solicitation. The intent of the listing is to inventory all economic development-related projects in the region, and identify projects that may be eligible for EDA funding or other funding programs that could require assistance from ECWRPC staff to secure these funds. To submit…

2016 Coordinated Mobility Management Feasibility Study for Waupaca and Surrounding Counties

Transportation systems within Wisconsin and throughout the country are fragmented and inefficient. The reason stems from the funding sources and their stipulations and restrictions. If we are not able to change the funding stipulations and restrictions, what can we do to improve the transportation system for the customers? We need to work with the existing transportation systems; we need…

“Working Together” Theme of 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan Update

This spring, the Commission will be kicking off a formal process to update its 2008 Regional Comprehensive Plan. Comprehensive plans are developed for a 20-year planning horizon and must be updated no less than once every 10 years. Within the statutory provisions of Wisconsin State Statutes (SS) 66.0309, East Central’s main function and duty is…

Regional Value

We bring exceptional value to the region, see what others have to say about ECWRPC!

Paul Hirte

Kaukauna Fire Chief

I’m truly impressed with their commitment and ability to serve to member communities. We are lucky to have all of you. I wish you and all of your staff the very best and I’m proud of the fact that I was a strong supporter of all of you and your mission.

Robert Way

Winnebago County Parks Director

ECWRPC's contribution towards the successful completion of the updated Winnebago County Parks Open Space Plan is very much appreciated by all those who were invovled with the project. The competence and professionalism of your organization have indeed made this an especially satisfying and productive association.

Cheryl Laabs

RN, Winnebago County Health Department

Over the past five years, Winnebago County Health Department has been partnering with East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) to help promote Safe Routes to School with in all five school districts in Winnebago County. The professional staff at ECWRPC has been exceptional to work with and has exceeded our expectations in their abilities to successfully implement Safe Routes to School plans. In the upcoming years, Winnebago County Health Department is looking forward to continuing to partner with East Central Regional Planning Commission to promote both biking and walking at all Winnebago County area schools.

Lauree Renaud

Green Lake Greenways

Thank you for East Central Regional Planning's leadership with SRTS. As a citizen advocate who wants the best for every member of the community you have continued to provide the education and support for us to succeed as a local SRTS program. I attended the SRTS National Conference in 2011 and felt a strong sense of pride of all that we as a state, region and community have begun and hope to continue. We ranked with the best.

Art Bahr

Village Administrator - Gresham

The sign inventory and management system turned out wonderful. Without the assistance from ECWRPC this project would have cost the residents of Gresham thousands of dollars and more than likely not completed for quite some time. It was truly a job well done! Thank you for the past and future support and assistance. It has been a pleasure working with your staff!

Dave Tebo

Administrator - Town of Greenville

Many of the land use documents the Town of Greenville has completed over the last 10 years have been prepared with the assistance and expertise of East Central Planners. Our 2004 GreenPrint Plan, 2009 Comprehensive Plan and 2011 Land Stewardship Strategy were all done with East Central’s help, either through technical assistance or by contract. Their creativity, commitment to a quality product and sincere interest in the job at hand has made East Central our natural choice when seeking technical planning assistance over the last decade.

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