Providing cooperative planning and funding solutions to foster
healthy and thriving communities within the region.
An Economic Development District serving Northeast Wisconsin for over 45 years.

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Cindy  Wojtczak
Executive Director

Angela  Kowalzek-Adrians
Natural Resources Planner

Community Assistance Planner

Elizabeth  Runge
Economic Development Planner
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Emily Pierquet
Administrative Assistant
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Transportation Planner

Madison  Smith
Community Assistance Planner
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Nicole  Barbiaux
GIS Specialist
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Seeking Applications for the 2019 Technical Assistance Grant Program
There is still time to apply for the 2019 Technical Assistance Grant Program for 2019! This program provides member communities and counties the opportunity to receive planning assistance from the Bay-Lake RPC on small-scale plans or projects at no cost.

Up to three projects from throughout the Region (in member counties and communities) will be selected for 2019. Projects will be limited to a maximum of five days (40 hours) of staff time and must be started and completed in 2019.

Applications are due to the Commission no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

If you have any questions on the program or how to submit an application, please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians.
Green Infrastructure Code Audits conducted with support from the 
Fund for Lake Michigan
Through 2018 funding from the Fund for Lake Michigan, and technical assistance from UW-Sea Grant, the Bay-Lake RPC worked with the City of Sheboygan to conduct an audit of the City's codes and ordinances to identify barriers to implementing green infrastructure and provided guidance to the city where ordinance revisions could support  Sheboygan's vision to be more sustainable  and resilient.

Although communities are increasingly looking to the proven effectiveness of g reen infrastructure to mitigate stormwater runoff, critical barriers remain to its implementation. Outdated, unclear, or prohibitive local regulations are a major barrier.
The Bay-Lake RPC has been fortunate enough to receive a 2019 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan to work with Manitowoc County to audit their ordinances for barriers to implementing green infrastructure. Working with the county planning department, this effort will get underway soon.

Please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians if you have any questions or comments.
Become a Commissioner! We have an opening for Kewaunee County
Have a voice in the direction of regional projects in Northeast Wisconsin. No experience is required -- just an enthusiasm to make progress in the region!

We are seeking interested individuals who reside in Kewaunee County to serve a 6-year term on the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission. This positions is filled through the appointment by the Governor. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commissioner, as well as the application process, please contact Cindy Wojtczak.

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Work continues on development of the Update to the Year 2045 Sheboygan Area Transportation Plan (SATP). Staff has mostly been working on draft Chapters 6 (Transportation and Land Use), 7 (Recommended Transportation Plan), 8 (Mitigation of Environmental Impacts of Major Transportation Projects), and 9 (Financial Plan), as well as some of the more significant appendices in the plan.

A resolution supporting WisDOT's statewide targets for five highway safety performance measures was approved in mid-December, and has been submitted to WisDOT.

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information regarding these activities.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
January 24 @ 1pm
Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees Joint Meeting

January 25 @ 10am
BLRPC Executive Committee
Green Bay

Coal Tar Pavement Informational Presentations:
January 24 at 6pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay
February 6 at 6pm at Maywood, Sheboygan
February 7 at 6pm at Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc

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

February 19 @ 8:30 am

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 .
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 
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