Information-sharing among local governments is crucial to the success of any planning or development initiative. In addition to the informal contact made by local planners and developers at meetings and events, there are a number of formally-organized groups that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues and developments affecting a particular area.
Multi-Jurisdictional Planning Groups
Big Darby Accord
Franklin County and nine other jurisdictions in the Big Darby Watershed cooperatively developed the Big Darby Accord Master Plan, a multi-jurisdictional plan to preserve and protect the Big Darby Creek and its tributaries. The Plan includes preservation and growth strategies, is capable of implementation and provides mechanisms for monitoring and oversight. The jurisdictions meet together regularly via the Big Darby Accord Working Group.
Blacklick Creek Watershed Action Plan Steering Committee
The Blacklick Creek Watershed Action Plan Steering Committee is a regional multi-jurisdictional effort involving six townships, five cities and two villages spanning three counties in central Ohio. The Blacklick Watershed Action Plan (WAP) will identify causes and sources of water quality impairment and determine locally identified solutions to maintain and improve the quality of Blacklick Creek.
Delaware-Franklin Staff Summit
The Delaware-Franklin Staff Summit is a regular meeting of engineers, planners and other staff from Delaware and Franklin Counties and the cities, villages, and townships near these counties' shared boundary. MORPC staff lead a discussion on transportation and development issues relevant to these governments, supported by a report and map of transportation and development projects underway in the area.
Fairfield 33 Development Alliance
The Fairfield 33 Development Alliance is a group of businesses and communities in central and northwestern Fairfield County. "Stretching along the Corridor from the Village of Canal Winchester to the City of Pickerington to the City of Lancaster, encompassing Violet, Bloom and Greenfield Townships, the Fairfield 33 Corridor is the metro-rural connection between the thriving City of Columbus and scenic pleasures of Hocking Valley."
Southeast Area GroupThe Southeast Area Group is a regular meeting of administrators and staff from jurisdictions in the area where Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties’ boundaries meet. MORPC staff lead a discussion on transportation, sewer and water, and economic development projects and issues relevant to these governments, supported by a report and map.
For more information on regional collaboration in central Ohio, contact:
David Rutter - Watershed Coordinator - 614.233.4186
Nathaniel Vogt, AICP - Senior Engineer - 614.233.4183