Serving Northeast Wisconsin since 1972
An Economic Development District serving Northeast Wisconsin for over 40 years.

(920) 448-2820

425 S Adams St, Ste. 201
Green Bay, WI 54301

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Cindy J. Wojtczak
Executive Director

Jeffrey C. Agee-Aguayo
Transportation Planner

Amy Carrozzino-Lyon
Phragmites Project Coordinator

Angela Kowalzek-Adrians
Natural Resources Planner

Richard J. Malone
Office Accounts Coordinator

Brandon G. Robinson
Community Assistance Planner

Joshua W. Schedler
GIS Coordinator
New Funding Available to Help Communities Mitigate EAB Impacts
The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has received a $100,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Forest Service to assist communities, counties, and tribes with mitigating Emerald Ash Borer impacts. The funding will be provided to Wisconsin jurisdictions and tribes within the Great Lakes Basin that are under an EAB quarantine (see table below). Funded projects will be selected through a mini-grant process utilizing an advisory panel made up of representatives from Southeastern Wisconsin RPC, East Central Wisconsin RPC, North Central Wisconsin RPC, Northwestern Wisconsin RPC, and the Wisconsin DNR. The DNR will also assist with helping to get the word out to communities, counties, and tribes that the funding is available. More information will be available in future E-Newsletters as the mini-grant program develops over the next couple months.

WI EAB Quarantined Counties within the Great Lakes Basin
Fond du Lac
* Includes Oneida Tribe

Please contact  Angela Kowalzek-Adrians , Natural Resources Planner, if you have any questions or comments.
Regional Comprehensive Plan Update
The Commission is in the midst of updating the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission Regional Comprehensive Plan. Since many changes have taken place across northeast Wisconsin when the original plan was completed in 2005, we are in the process of gathering feedback regarding issues or concerns from each of our governmental jurisdictions via an online survey. The survey results, along with updates to the demographics data and inventories of various plan elements, will assist in our ongoing efforts to provide useful guidance to the counties and communities in northeast Wisconsin.
The Regional Plan covers the eight-county Bay-Lake Region in northeastern Wisconsin. It serves as an advisory policy document to guide where future conservation, growth, and development should occur within the region, while keeping with the Commission's planning principles.
A grant award through the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program is assisting with our efforts to update the Natural Resources; Housing; Land Use; and Implementation elements of the existing Regional Plan. The Commission's Regional Transportation Work Program, as well as Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding, are aiding to update the remaining elements of the Regional Plan.
Refer to the Commission's website and future E-Newsletter articles for upcoming public meetings and to follow the progress of the Regional Plan update. For additional information, please contact Brandon Robinson, Community Assistance Planner.
Sheboygan MPO
Commission staff presented findings from the passenger opinion survey of Shoreline Metro that was conducted in early December to the Sheboygan Transit Commission in January, as well as to the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees at their January joint meeting.

Commission staff presented updates to the transportation system performance indicator report for 2015 to the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees at their January joint meeting. This included updated local pavement rating data, pavement condition index (PCI) data for the state trunk highway network, bridge sufficiency rating data, and culvert rating data, all within the communities of the Sheboygan metropolitan planning area.     

Commission staff distributed final copies of the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Calendar Years 2016 - 2019 to members of the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees at their January joint meeting as well as through the mail. All cities, villages and towns in the metropolitan planning area have received a copy of the 2016 - 2019 TIP. WisDOT and FHWA staff have also received copies of the 2016 - 2019 TIP. In addition, a final copy of the 2016 - 2019 TIP was delivered to the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan. 

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information.
Get your  application for  FREE Technical Assistance in before February 19th!

The Commission will continue accepting applications for free technical assistance projects until
February 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM. This program provides member counties and communities the opportunity to receive professional planning assistance on small-scale plans or projects at little or no cost. The application is available on the Commission's website

Please contact Cindy Wojtczak, Executive Director, if you have any questions or comments.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 21-27th
Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues. Locate an invasive species event  or plan your own event using this toolkit

Additionally, the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils is hosting a series of webinars the last week of February as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Take a look at the lineup.      
Upcoming Events/Meetings

February 10-12, 2016

February 23-25, 2016
Green Bay, WI

March 11, 2016
Full Commission Meeting
Green Bay, WI
Available Grant Opportunities 
The following is a list of upcoming grant opportunities and their due dates. Please contact the Commission if you have a project idea, or need assistance with preparing or administering a grant, or if you are interested in partnering with the Commission on a project.
BayCare Clinic Foundation Grants
Ben & Jerry's Foundation Grants Cedar Tree Foundation Grants
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation Environmental Grants Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants
CN Stronger Communities Fund Costco Wholesale Grants
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation EcoTech Grants - The Captain Planet Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation Grants Gannett Foundation Grants
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants ING Foundation Grants
International Paper Grants Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant
Kinder Morgan Foundation Grants Kodak American Greenways Grants
Laura Jane Musser Fund Lawrence Foundation Grants
Lego Children's Fund Grants MeadWestvaco Foundation Grants
Meetings Mean Business! Grant Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas Grants
MLB Baseball Tomorrow Fund Patagonia Environmental Grants
RGK Foundation Education Fund Rockefeller Family Fund
US Soccer Foundation Grant
Waste Management Charitable Giving