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
A New Look for a New Year!
The Commission E-Newsletter has a new look.  But more importantly, it is now mobile friendly!  If you have any issues viewing content due to mobile-readability, font, or color; we want to hear from you.  Please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians  with any questions or comments about our E-Newsletters. S uggestions for articles are always welcome!
We hope you continue to enjoy our monthly E-Newsletters.  Happy New Year!
There's still time to apply for FREE Technical Assistance!
The Commission is still accepting applications for free technical assistance. This program provides member counties and communities a chance to receive professional planning assistance on small-scale plans or projects at little or no cost, if selected (based on a set criteria).
An application for the Technical Assistance Program is available on the Commission's websiteApplications are due to the Commission no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2015.
Please contact Cindy Wojtczak, Executive Director, if you have any questions or comments.
Sheboygan MPO Update
Commission staff completed work on a land use inventory of the Sheboygan metropolitan planning area in December. The land use inventory has not been completed since 2009. The Commission's limited term employee (LTE) Transportation Technician completed this task, with the assistance of the Commission's GIS Coordinator.
Commission staff conducted a passenger opinion survey of Shoreline Metro in early December. Data entry occurred in December, and Commission staff is in the process of preparing a report summarizing survey findings.
Commission staff presented a transportation system performance indicator report for 2015 to the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees at their December joint meeting.  
The Commission approved the  Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Calendar Years 2016 - 2019 in December, after being recommended for approval by the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees. The USDOT issued its conformity finding on the  2016 - 2019 TIP in December. Commission staff distributed the final  2016 - 2019 TIP to key Federal and state agency stakeholders electronically in December, and the final  2016 - 2019 TIP was placed on the Commission's MPO webpage. The final  2016 - 2019 TIP will be distributed to members of the MPO advisory committees in January. 

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information.
Great Lakes Clean Communities Network (GLCCN) and Mini Grant Program
The GLCCN is a Great Lakes Protection Fund supported initiative to develop a network of environmental practitioners around the Great Lakes Basin who work together to enhance their local environment and improve the health of the Great Lakes. Through the use of the Ecological Scorecard, communities can evaluate and track their ecological improvements over time.
To help support your community's efforts to improve your EcoScore, communities that have completed an Eco-Evaluation are eligible to participate in the GLCCN mini grant program. The program will fund practices that directly improve water quality in your local watershed (e.g., green infrastructure or low impact development practices).
Grants will be awarded for projects up to $4,000. Eligible activities include: rain garden installations, rain barrel sale events, porous pavement, green roofs, and more.
Check out GLCCN online for more information.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
January 22, 2016
Executive Committee Meeting
Green Bay, WI 
February 10-12, 2015
Elkhart Lake, WI

February 23-25, 2015
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