City of Lancaster Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    June 19, 2018

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has approved the City of Lancaster (Fairfield County) as a new member. MORPC is a voluntary association of more than 60 local governments in Central Ohio serving the region through planning, direct service, public policy information and innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, land use, energy conservation, the environment and housing.

    “We are pleased to welcome the City of Lancaster as an important part of the growing Central Ohio metropolitan area. Cities and our regional agencies are vital partners for MORPC and are critical to our work on regional issues and services.”
    MORPC Executive Director William Murdock

    Lancaster will join MORPC as a full member with three representatives from the city to serve as voting members at MORPC board meetings.

    “The City of Lancaster is excited to be part of MORPC and have access to the resources provided by membership. We look forward to joining the community of 63 cities, towns and counties working to move Central Ohio forward to an ever more prosperous future.”
    Lancaster Mayor David Scheffler

    The MORPC board meets 10 times each 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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