WHAT IS A REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION?
The Primary function of a regional planning commission (or regional council) is to study the needs and conditions of a region and to develop strategies which enhance the region’s communities. Morgan County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is a single-county commission as the Morgan County Board of Commissioners serves as its parent county government. The RPC also has an advisory Board of Directors composed of county officials as well as representatives of Morgan County communities.
BUT, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A SINGLE COUNTY ORGANIZATION?
The Morgan County RPC was organized by the County Board in 1996 and the bylaws of the Commision established the following purposes for its service:
To identify and evaluate mutual area wide problems affecting the sound growth and development of the region;
To develop programs to fill service voids within the region;
To assist in the development of local and regional policies concerning the solution of intergovernmental problems;
To provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge that will strengthen and improve the intergovernmental concept of planning and development;
To conduct research and make available information on regional affairs and cooperation;
To assists in the development of local and regional resources, including the procurement and administration of state, federal, and foundation grants; and
To undertake any and all activities permitted by law in relation to the aforesaid purposes pursuant to the Commission’s Bylaws and the policies of the Board of Directors.