West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
Serving Michigan's Region 8
Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Mecosta,
Montcalm, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties
WMRPC Mission Statement
To assist planning efforts in community and
provide a regional
forum for sharing information and ideas,
and promote cooperative solutions to regional
About the West Michigan Regional Planning Commission
The WMRPC, also known as Region 8, is one of
Michigan’s 14 regional planning organizations. The WMRPC was organized
in 1973 under Michigan’s Regional Planning Act (P.A. 281 of 1945, as
amended). The WMRPC serves communities in Allegan, Ionia, Kent,
Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties.
The primary focus areas of the WMRPC include
Transportation Planning, Economic and Community Development, Land Use
Planning, Data Compilation/Analysis, and promoting cooperation among
The WMRPC is available to assist communities with their planning and
community development requirements. Available resources include U.S.
Census and other demographic information, mapping capabilities, facilitation
skills, plan preparation (land use, master, recreation, etc.), identifying
funding resources, planning literature, and many other resources specific to
Region 8’s communities.