Chillicothe Joins the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    February 20, 2020
    City becomes MORPC’s 72nd member

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has approved the City of Chillicothe, in Ross County, as a new MORPC member.

    MORPC is Central Ohio’s regional council with members comprised of counties, cities, villages, townships and regional organizations.

    The acceptance of the City of Chillicothe as a member took place Feb.13, 2020, following a resolution to join MORPC that was previously approved by the city.

    “As Chillicothe continues to plan for the future and position itself as a destination for families to live, work and visit, MORPC will be an important partner towards achieving these goals, and I look forward to working together.”
    Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney

    The commission serves its members through planning, direct service, public policy information, innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, sustainability, land use, energy conservation and housing.

    The city’s membership will provide the opportunity for two representatives to serve as voting members on the MORPC board, which 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 and create solutions to shared regional challenges.

    “Chillicothe is an important voice at the regional table as we plan for Central Ohio’s future. We’re excited to be able to bring additional services to their residents and businesses, and to work more closely together on better policies and programs.”
    MORPC Executive Director William Murdock

    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.

    To learn more about the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, visit

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