Jefferson Township Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    June 11, 2018

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has approved Jefferson Township (Franklin 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 Jefferson Township as an important part of the growing Central Ohio metropolitan area,” said MORPC Executive Director William Murdock. “Townships and our regional agencies are vital partners for MORPC, and are critical to our work on regional issues and services.”

    Jefferson Township will join MORPC as a full member with one representative from the township to serve as a voting member at MORPC board meetings.

    “Jefferson Township trustees believe it is important to be part of the dialogue and visioning for the future of the region,” said Claire Yoder, Jefferson Township trustee. “Jefferson Township is situated in the northeastern part of the region, where we are experiencing increased residential growth. We are faced with many challenges because of the rapid growth and believe being proactive in addressing those challenges means having a comprehensive understanding of the region. We look forward to being part of a process with MORPC as we work to meet the growing needs of our residents while preserving the identity of the township and its legacy for future generations.”

    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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