Knox County Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    December 18, 2018

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has approved Knox County as its newest board member. The acceptance of Knox County as a member took place December 13 following a resolution approved by the Knox County Board of Commissioners to join MORPC.

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

    “The Commissioners feel being a member of MORPC will provide us with data and planning services that will prove invaluable as we look at future growth and transportation in Knox County,” Commissioner Teresa Bemiller said. “We will also have input when regional issues are discussed.”

    “We are pleased to welcome Knox County as an important part of the growing Central Ohio metropolitan area. Counties are vital local government partners for MORPC, so having Knox County at the table is critical to our work on regional issues and services.”
    MORPC Executive Director William Murdock

    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.

    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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