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STAFF

Cindy  Wojtczak
Executive Director

Angela  Kowalzek-Adrians
Natural Resources Planner

Brandon 
Robinson
Community Assistance Planner

Elizabeth  Runge
Economic Development Planner
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Emily Pierquet
Administrative Assistant
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Jeffrey 
Agee-Aguayo
Transportation Planner

Madison  Smith
Community Assistance Planner
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Nicole  Barbiaux
GIS Specialist
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E-NEWSLETTER VOLUME 9,  ISSUE 2/ FEBRUARY 2019 
Bay-Lake RPC 2019 Technical Assistance Grant Recipients Selected

Under the Bay-Lake RPC 2019 Technical Assistance Grants, we are pleased to announce a total award of 80 hours of technical assistance to three Bay-Lake Region communities. The awardees for 2019 include:

The Village of Cedar Grove in Sheboygan County will receive 40 hours of assistance towards the development of a comprehensive plan update.

 The City of Sheboygan in Sheboygan County will receive 20 hours of assistance towards the development of a sustainability guidebook.

 Florence County will receive 20 hours of assistance towards the development of a comprehensive plan update.

This program is offered annually as a value-added benefit to the member counties and communities of the Bay-Lake RPC. Please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians for additional information about the program.

Welcome our new intern, Montana!
We are pleased to welcome Montana Fallin as our newest intern for the spring semester. Montana will be assisting with various GIS and planning related activities throughout the semester, and is eager to learn all that Bay-Lake RPC has to offer.
 
Montana is from Beloit, Wisconsin, and is a student at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. Welcome to the team Montana!
Opportunity Zones in Bay-Lake Region
The Opportunity Zone Program is designed to spur investment in economically distressed areas through the use of tax incentives. 

A map of the Opportunity Zones within the Bay-Lake Region are located on our website, just zoom into the location you are looking for and the designated zone will be shown.   In addition to the investment benefits associated with Opportunity Zones, projects located within these zones meet the eligibility criteria under the Economic Development Administration program(s).   Please contact Elizabeth Runge  if you have any questions.
Commission staff have revamped the Sheboygan MPO materials on the Commission website.  This includes a story map that better explains the MPO to the public.  This information can be found on the MPO website at www.baylakerpc.org/sheboygan-mpo.

Commission staff continues to work on the Update to the Year 2045 Sheboygan Area Transportation Plan (SATP).  A story map was created for draft Chapter 7 of this plan update (Recommended Transportation Plan).  Draft Chapter 7 and its accompanying story map were presented to members of the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees at their joint meeting in late January. Work also continues on all other remaining chapters as well as on the plan appendices.

Minor amendments to the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Calendar Years 2019 - 2022 were recommended for approval by the MPO advisory committees and were approved by the Commission's Executive Committee in late January.  These approved amendments can be found here.

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo or Brandon Robinson for additional information regarding these activities.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
 
February 13 @ 9 am
WI Dept. of Workforce Development
Madison (or online)

February 14 @ 8:30 am
Madison (or webinar)

February 18 @ 9 am

February 19 @ 8:30 am
Wausau

February 19 @ 10 am
Olson Park Redesign Steering Committee Meeting
Algoma City Hall

February 28 @ 1 pm
Sheboygan 

March 8 @ 10 am
Green Bay

May 30 @ 9 am
Janesville

Is your community or organization looking for speakers or meeting facilitators?
The staff of the Bay-Lake RPC are happy to speak to your boards/councils, committees, organization, or community groups about what is happening in our region. 

We are also available to assist communities and counties with meeting facilitation. 

Please contact us at (920) 448-2820 or   letsplan@baylakerpc.org .
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. 
Please contact  Angela Kowalzek-Adrians 
for any links that are not working properly.  Thank you!