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Cindy  Wojtczak
Executive Director

Angela  Kowalzek-Adrians
Natural Resources Planner

Brandon 
Robinson
Community Assistance Planner

Elizabeth  Runge
Economic Development Planner
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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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Rachel  Moore
Managerial Assistant
rmoore@baylakerpc.org
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E-NEWSLETTER VOLUME 8,  ISSUE 6 / JUNE 2018 
Welcome our newest member...
 
The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission is pleased to welcome the
Town of Pittsfield  to the Commission!
Check out our new website!
We have completed our rebranding efforts with a shiny new website!  Check it out at  www.baylakerpc.org



Let us know what you think by  contacting  Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, Madison Smith, or Nicole Barbiaux . We welcome any an all comments and criticism that will help us improve our products and information sharing.
Welcome
our new intern
We are delighted to welcome Calvin Salmon as the Bay-Lake RPC's new intern! Calvin will be assisting with various transportation planning activities for the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Calvin is a student at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning with an emphasis in Environmental Design.  Calvin plans to pursue a graduate degree in urban planning or design.
Marinette County Housing Study
The Marinette County Housing Study is complete and  will soon be available on our website!

The study identifies the top housing needs and trends, and makes recommendations for the selected communities in Marinette County. Many rural communities in Marinette County are challenged by a limited selection of housing and inadequate housing quality. Marinette County has a number of second-home owners and retirees who purchase seasonal housing units, these are typically left vacant at some period - often restricting housing options for local working families. The federal safety net provides options for rural residents who struggle to meet the current housing costs; however, these funds tend to fall short of fully meeting resident's needs. Policymakers, community leaders, developers, and builders are encouraged to consider innovative ways to improve and leverage the existing housing stock in order to expand affordable, and high quality apartments and single-family homes for local working families.

For more information on this study, please contact Madison Smith.
Sheboygan MPO
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Minor amendments to the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Calendar Years 2018 - 2021 were approved by the Commission in early June, after being recommended for approval by the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Committees. These minor amendments involved addition of a WETAP carpool project funded by the CMAQ program, and cost share adjustments to three street and highway projects in the TIP.

Progress continues on the Update to the Year 2045 Sheboygan Area Transportation Plan (SATP). The Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees reviewed several draft chapters at their joint meeting in late May. Commission staff continues to prepare draft Chapter 5 (Existing Condition of the Transportation Network).

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information.
2018 AWRPC Summit
The Association of Wisconsin Regional Planning Commissions (AWRPC) held the first bi-annual summit of Wisconsin's regional planning commissions in Wisconsin Rapids on June 14, 2018. The summit provided an opportunity for RPC staff and Commissioners to learn and network. The theme of the summit was " Go Regional or Go Home: Why Counties Need to Play Together to Survive."
The Commissioner focused topics included a Q&A on strategies for success, strategic planning for RPCs, and revenue generation and project funding streams. The staff-focused topics included planning models for community quality of life and resiliency, multi-jurisdictional planning in southeast Wisconsin, and regional approaches to planning for health.
The Bay-Lake RPC staff found the summit very worthwhile and look forward to the next summit in 2020.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
 
June 28 @ 1 pm
Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees Joint Meeting
Sheboygan
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
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation
CN Stronger Communities Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Georgia-Pacific Foundation
Lego Children's Fund Grants
MLB Baseball Tomorrow Fund
NSight Community Giving
Rockefeller Family Fund
Waste Management Grant
Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant

Please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians for any links that are not working properly.  Thank you!