Public Input Sought on Regional Sustainability Agenda

As the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission works to update the Regional Sustainability Agenda, residents and stakeholders can offer their opinions on the proposed content.

The Regional Sustainability Agenda sets in motion MORPC’s sustainability-focused programming and committees and provides the framework for communities and regional partners to work toward common goals. The updated agenda will serve as the guiding document through the year 2025.

“Each goal and objective in the Regional Sustainability Agenda will be data-driven, and guided by underlying principles related to resiliency, equity and diversity, public health and well-being, and collaboration, ensuring sustainable impacts reach all communities within our region.”

Before finalizing the agenda in April, MORPC is taking public input and seeking diverse stakeholders to provide feedback on what is being proposed. A survey can be completed at and remains open through March 22, 2021.

The Lunch & Learn session about the Regional Sustainability Agenda originally scheduled for March 26 has been canceled. MORPC will try to reschedule it soon.

The agenda contains objectives that are focused on achieving broad, sustainability-focused goals for the region. The proposed goals are to:

  • Improve air quality and reduce climate change impacts to protect public health and the environment
  • Protect and preserve natural resources to support a healthy and resilient region
  • Improve quality of life for all residents by creating sustainable and equitable communities
  • Promote a robust, inclusive, and sustainable economy through regional collaboration

Communities throughout the region work toward the goals through actions that enable them to be recognized for their efforts with the Sustainable2050 program. While local governments are the primary audience, it is important to align the work with regional partners and programs in both the public and private sectors.

MORPC will track regional progress on the goals and objectives using the Regional Sustainability Dashboard – an interactive, online dashboard that provides complete, accurate, and up-to-date information on the region’s sustainability accomplishments.

For more information on MORPC’s sustainability efforts, contact Sustainability Officer Brandi Whetstone.

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