Proudly serving the counties of Calumet, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.

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

RFP – Regional Collaboration Charette

RFP – Regional Collaboration Charette

The purpose of the Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (ORDIDI) is to undertake a regional effort to respond to the defense layoffs announced by the Oshkosh Corporation (OC) mainly affecting the “Impact Region” of Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Calumet and Waupaca Counties in the State of Wisconsin.

“The Cedars at Kimberly” Master Plan

“The Cedars at Kimberly” Master Plan

Over the course of 2013, ECWRPC staff worked with the Village of Kimberly, as well as the property-owner’s consultant, to generate a master plan concept for the redevelopment of the former NewPage paper mill – a 98-acre site along the Fox River. This concept, named “The Cedars at Kimberly” to emphasize nature and celebrate the…

Long Range Transportation/Land Use Plan 2015

Long Range Transportation/Land Use Plan 2015

ECWRPC will spend the next year developing Long Range Transportation Plans that will determine the future direction of transportation in the region. We are currently seeking input from all members of our communities to help create plans that consider the diverse needs of all our residents. Your confidential responses to this survey are greatly appreciated….

Winnebago County Specialized Transportation Study

Winnebago County Specialized Transportation Study

Winnebago County has a well-established specialized transportation network in place that currently meets many of the county residents’ specialized transportation needs. This network is comprised of a large, diverse group of caring people including agencies, county/municipal governments, businesses, transportation providers, caretakers, medical organizations and volunteers. The county also has a robust fixed bus route system…

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The bike/ped plan project is funded through a bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning (BPFP) grant awarded in 2011. The plan focus is to address regional connectivity of bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout and between the Fox Cities and Oshkosh Urbanized Areas. This plan will not only identify existing and planned facilities, but identify gaps, barriers,…

Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative

Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative

The Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative’s overall approach is to focus on the dislocated worker and supply chain affected by OC layoffs. The objectives of this initiative are three-fold: 1. To align regional economic and workforce development strategies so they are responsive to Oshkosh’s reduced manufacturing output, consider defense diversification strategies, and build on…

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!

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