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We need your input – Long Range Transportation Planning Poll

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 social media engagement site provided by Mindmixer. This site is another way ECWRPC can learn about what is important to the public and document these ideas and concerns.

Through this site, you will be able to:

  • Receive meaningful ideas and conversations on transportation related issues from the public
  • Engage with ECWRPC planning staff, other local officials and the general public to increase dialogue that is efficient and targeted

Click on the following link to access the website: and sign up to start the conversation and participate in polls/surveys and other relevant topics. Feel free to share this web link with others who may be interested in shaping the future development of their communities. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Kolin Erickson at ECWRPC.

AeroInnovate Wins Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award

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 Receives Supplemental Funding Award for ORDIDI

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

We’re Hiring! Assistant Safe Routes to School Planner

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is looking for an energetic and dynamic professional with at least one to three years of proven success in Safe Routes to School programming and/or bicycle/pedestrian planning. The Assistant Safe Routes to School Planner will provide technical assistance and support to local communities looking to start and/or implement a local Safe Routes toContinue Reading

Outagamie County Parks Needs Study

You are invited to participate in a survey. This Outagamie county-wide survey is designated to acquire public input for the possibility of creating a new county park and/or other recreational facility. Outagamie County was paid a significant environmental impact fee in 2008 related to the construction of the Morgan-Werner West Transmission Line which crossesContinue Reading

Fond du Lac County Re-Joins Commission!

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

Final 2015 Work Program & Budget Adopted

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

Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative

Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative

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

2015 Transportation Work Program now available

This document outlines the work efforts of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for the next year. The document also includes the transportation planning studies that will be undertaken in the East Central Region by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, local communities, or consultants to them. The Annual Work Program provides the basis forContinue Reading

Now Available – Strengthening Communities Mini-Conference PDFs

Conference presentation pdfs are located on our Mini-Conferences page.

Draft 2035 Eden and 2035 Oakfield Sewer Service Area Plans are now available for review

This plan updates and supersedes the 2000 Eden Sewer Service Area Plan which is an element of the State of the Upper Fox River Basin Plan, (2001). It provides population and land use projections and delineates future growth areas for the Eden Sewer Service Area. Also identified are environmentally sensitive areas which should not beContinue Reading

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