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OUR COMMISSION

Membership

Membership is available to all units of local government located within the boundaries of Region 8 including cities, villages, townships, or counties.


Current WMRPC Members

 Allegan County (includes all cities, villages, and townships)

 City of Big Rapids

 City of Cedar Springs

 City of Grand Rapids

  Ionia County (includes all cities, villages, and townships)

 Mecosta County (includes all cities, villages, and townships)

 Montcalm County (includes all cities, villages, and townships)

 Osceola County (includes all cities, villages, and townships)

 Ottawa County (includes all cities, villages, and townships)

 City of Wyoming

  


Benefits of Membership

  Technical assistance and support with projects that influence the quality of life in West Michigan

  Access to state and federal government programs and funding sources for community development projects

  Ongoing public interest workshops on topics related to community planning and public infrastructure

  Access to U.S. Census Bureau statistics and updates

  Regular updates on a variety of programs through Commission Meetings, Committee Meetings, Newsletters, and E-mail

  Networking opportunities with other communities and planning organizations

  Regional support/assistance for community projects and grant applications

  Inclusion in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

 


Voting Membership

Voting membership is open to all Member governments or combinations of governments in good standing which represent an area having a population of ten thousand (10,000) persons or more.


How to Become a Member

Any unit of government located within Region 8 can provide the WMRPC with a resolution passed by its own governing body indicating its desire to become a Member of the Commission.  Most communities are members under each of the five counties, but there are currently seven cities, four villages, and two townships with individual membership status.


WMRPC Representatives

Click the above link to see a list of our current Commission representatives.


WMRPC Meetings

Commission Meeting Schedule

Commission Meeting Minutes

Past Meeting Speakers