About the WMRPC

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, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties.

The primary focus of the WMRPC includes transportation planning, economic and community development, land use planning, data collection and analysis, and promoting cooperation among communities.

The WMRPC is available to assist communities with their planning and community development requirements. Available resources include the US Census and other demographic information, GIS mapping, plan preparation and identifying funding opportunities.

Membership is available to all local units of government located within the boundaries of Region 8.

Current WMRPC Members:

Allegan County – all cities, townships & villages

Barry County – all cities, townships & villages

City of Big Rapids

City of Cedar Springs

Ionia County – all cities, townships & villages

Mecosta County – all townships & villages

Montcalm County – all cities, townships & villages

Osceola County – all cities, townships & villages

Ottawa County – all cities, townships & villages

City of Wyoming