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The Commission is now seeking member community/county technical assistance project requests for inclusion in our 2016 Work Program. Please read the attached letter and ranking process, then complete the form below. Submit one form per project (two projects maximum) – NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 23, 2015.
ECWRPC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) agency responsible for the development of the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Appleton (Fox Cities), Fond du Lac and Oshkosh Urbanized Areas. As part of this planning process, ECWRPC is actively seeking public input to include in these LRTPs. Please sign up to join ECWRPC’s socialContinue Reading
You’re invited to the fall 2015 LMS Membership meeting on Tuesday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting is being co-hosted by the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA) and will be held at the FREEA facility located on the banks of the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. The focus of thisContinue Reading
East Central staff, the Waushara County Emergency Director, and the All-Hazards Planning Committee has finalized the Draft Waushara County All-Hazards Plan Update. East Central staff and the Waushara County Emergency Director will be hosting a public informational meeting on August 17, 2015 (Waushara County Court House, Room #25) at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will informContinue Reading
In May of 2015, the City of Waupaca Common Council adopted the City of Waupaca Downtown Vision Plan crafted with the assistance of East Central which outlines major concepts for the future development and re-development of the downtown environs, including the upcoming planned re-construction of Main Street. ECWRPC staff initiated this process in February 2014Continue Reading
The Commission is beginning its 2015 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 submitContinue Reading
AeroInnovate, an aviation program within the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center, received the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Company Innovation Award in the Small Employer Category during a luncheon on June10, 2015 in Appleton. The award was created as a means of recognizing businesses that drive innovation through creative thinking and problem solving, as well as takeContinue Reading
ECWRPC has been awarded $188,798 in supplemental funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (DoD-OEA) to support the efforts of the ongoing Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (ORDIDI). This funding was allocated in response to the elimination of additional positions at the Oshkosh Corporation. ORDIDI projects are anticipated to be completed by December 31, 2015. SinceContinue Reading
After a 32 year absence from membership with the Commission, the Fond du Lac County Board took action in December 2014 to become a dues paying member starting January 1, 2015. We welcome them with open arms and are appreciative of their desire to become more ‘connected’ to the other counties, available opportunities, and theContinue Reading
The final 2015 Budget and Work Program was adopted by the Commission at its January 30, 2015 Quarterly Meeting. The updated document contains a detailed listing of program areas and specific projects, as well as the expected revenues and expenditures associated with FY 2015. The document amends and replaces the July 2014 preliminary budget whichContinue Reading
The Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative’s (ORIDDI) 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 buildContinue Reading