City of Bellefontaine Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    August 9, 2019
    The city becomes MORPC’s 69th member to join the commission

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has approved the City of Bellefontaine to be its newest member.

    MORPC, a regional council of nearly 70 local governments and agencies in Central Ohio, serves the region through planning, direct service, public policy information, innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, land use, energy conservation, the environment and housing.

    The acceptance of the City of Bellefontaine as a member took place following a resolution previously approved by the Council of the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio to join MORPC.

    “We feel blessed to join with other Central Ohio communities to offer input and resources to continue to grow the local economy in our area. We are not an island. The power behind being a part of something bigger than ourselves is that we can collectively help one another grow stronger as a region.”
    Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler.

    “We’re pleased to welcome the City of Bellefontaine as an important part of a growing Central Ohio region,” MORPC Executive Director William Murdock said. “Cities are important local government partners for MORPC, so having Bellefontaine at the table is critical to our work on regional issues and services.”

    The MORPC board meets 10 times a year to discuss important regional issues, guide the direction of MORPC’s work, network with local leaders to discuss common problems, create solutions to shared regional challenges and provide input on funding decisions.  Additional benefits of serving on MORPC’s board include grants and funding opportunities, educational forums, training and seminars, technical assistance and data, and policy development.

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