Fairfield County Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
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.
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.