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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
Ext. 107

Emily Pierquet
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 101

Jeffrey 
Agee-Aguayo
Transportation Planner

Madison  Smith
Community Assistance Planner
Ext. 108

Nicole  Barbiaux
GIS Specialist
Ext. 104

E-NEWSLETTER VOLUME 8,  ISSUE 11 / NOVEMBER 2018 
Services Available to Bay-Lake RPC Members
As we approach the end of the year, and prepare to open the application process for our 2019 Technical Assistance Grant Program, we thought this would be a good time to highlight some of the services and assistance that is available to our member counties and municipalities.

Although the Bay-Lake Region encompasses Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, and Sheboygan counties, Brown and Door counties have chosen not to be members of the Bay-Lake RPC. However, there are some municipalities within these two counties that have joined as individual members. Therefore, the following member communities have full access to our services, assistance, and Technical Assistance Grant Program:
  • Florence County and all municipalities
  • Marinette County and all municipalities
  • Oconto County and all municipalities
  • Town of Pittsfield and Oneida Nation in Brown County
  • Town of Sevastopol in Door County
  • Kewaunee County and all municipalities
  • Manitowoc County and all municipalities
  • Sheboygan County and all municipalities
In addition to the Bay-Lake RPC's upcoming Technical Assistance Grant Program, the following are some of the many services and assistance that the Bay-Lake RPC can provide:
  • Community plans (including comprehensive plans, outdoor recreation plans, strategic plans, master plans, invasive species management plans, restoration plans, etc.)
  • Pavement surveys
  • Map and inventory data creation and management (including official maps, plat books and GIS inventories of community resources such as culverts, signs, water access points, trees, trails, cemetery plots, etc.)
  • Site planning and design (including Sketchup and Adobe Illustrator designs)
  • Invasive species management
  • Housing studies
  • Economic development and funding assistance
  • Grant seeking, writing, and administration
  • Public meeting facilitation
We look forward to working with you or helping you to develop your project. Please contact Cindy Wojtczak at (920) 448-2820, Ext. 102 if you have any questions about membership or available services.
Requesting Community Projects for the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Report
The Bay-Lake RPC annually requests economic and community development projects from communities in the region.  The purpose is to gather projects to  include in the CEDS and be eligible for EDA funding. The CEDS report provides an economic development strategy for the region and a basis for applying to EDA for project funding.

We are asking for your community's project priorities, and a list of up to five projects anticipated to begin in the next three years. The request is located here in the form of an online survey:  Community CEDS Survey.

Please respond by November 26, 2018 . We appreciate your participation. Additional information about the EDA program can be found here: 

Please contact Elizabeth Runge  at (920) 448-2820, Ext. 107 for additional information.
As part of a coastal recreation study that the Bay-Lake RPC is conducting for Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan County, we are looking to collect public input on the needs, desires, and opportunities along the lakeshore! 

The communities on Lake Michigan have a lot to offer, not only to residents, but also visitors.  Our goal is to gain a better understanding of the current supply of coastal tourism and recreational amenities, and to identify what lakeshore communities can do to enhance and expand coastal recreation.


For more information, please contact  Madison Smith at (920) 448-2820, Ext. 108 .
Upcoming Events/Meetings
 
December 12 @ 5:30-6:30pm
Olson Park (Algoma) Community Design Workshop
City Hall Council Chambers, Algoma, WI

December 13 @ 1pm
Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees Joint Meeting
Sheboygan, WI

December 14 @ 10am
Full Commission meeting/Holiday Celebration
The Woods Golf Club, Green Bay
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. 
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!