Fairfield County Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    August 13, 2019
    Effective January 1, Fairfield County Becomes MORPC's 70th Commission Member

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) approved Fairfield County as its newest member at the August 8 commission meeting.

    MORPC, a regional council of 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 Fairfield County as a member took place following a resolution previously approved by the Fairfield County Board of County Commissioners to join MORPC, effective January 1, 2020.

    “MORPC is an innovative collaboration that brings Central Ohio’s communities together to work on shared goals for transportation and sustainability. We are excited to learn more about our surrounding communities by engaging as a member of MORPC, especially as the populations of Fairfield County and Central Ohio grow. MORPC can help us all meet the challenges of growth.”
    Dave Levacy, President of the Fairfield County Board of Commissioners

    The county’s membership will provide the opportunity for two representatives to serve as voting members at MORPC board meetings.

    “We’re pleased to welcome Fairfield County as an important part of a growing Central Ohio region,” MORPC Executive Director William Murdock said. “Counties are important local government partners for MORPC, so having Fairfield County 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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