Established by state legislation in 1969 the regional planning commissions serve in an advisory role to local governments and community organizations. The Strafford Regional Planning Commission is composed of eighteen municipalities including all thirteen in Strafford County, three in Rockingham County, and two in Carroll County. Its mission is to assure that the region is responsive to the needs of its residents through cooperative actions with municipalities and federal and state agencies, through the implementation of regional plans, and through local planning assistance. Together these actions foster sustainable development and improve the quality of life in the region. The Commission's professional staff provide transportation, land use, economic development, hazard mitigation, water, public health, and natural resource planning services; geographic information services (GIS); data collection and analysis; facilitation; and project management.
Strafford Regional Planning Commission's mission is to ensure that the region is responsive to the needs of its residents through cooperation with the federal and state agencies and its member municipalities, through the implementation of its policies and plans, and through the provision of local planning assistance. These actions foster sustainable development and improve the quality of life in the region. Sustainable development balances economic progress with environmental protection and community well-being.
The Strategic Plan is intended to provide a high-level strategic roadmap for the next five years. The plan will reflect upon historical and current mandates that define SRPC, as well as, our mission, vision, values, and current programs and operational realities. These various factors, in combination with progress toward implementation of our Regional Plan and evolving planning issues, shape SRPC’s role within the region over the next few years.
To launch the Strategic Plan process, we surveyed staff, commissioners and stakeholders with an interest toward assessing current organizational values, services and operations. The retreat served as the basis to articulate our overarching strategic direction for the next few years, along with objectives, key outcomes, and several critical inputs for success. Conversations continued through a series of staff and Executive Committee meetings to refine ideas and concepts generated at the Retreat. To garner broader commissioner input, a workshop was held directly after the regularly scheduled Policy Committee meeting to further develop the draft recommendations and measures of success.
This document can serve several functions. Very simply, the descriptive overview may be useful to new staff, Commissioners, stakeholders, and the public who are seeking a better basic understanding of the agency. As an articulation of strategic priorities, it can be help employees align their efforts where they will make the most impact and help guide the development of scopes of work to better address agency and member community needs. Lastly, it provides a benchmark against which all Commission progress may be compared through time.
It was adopted by the SRPC Executive Committee at its meeting on April 3, 2020. The plan can be found here.
An progress update to the Strategic Plan was given at the May 15, 2020 Policy Committee meeting. View the presentation here.
Download: SRPC FY 2020-2022 Strategic Plan; ;
Download: SRPC Member Services; PDF;
Download: SRPC Assurance of Non-Discrimination; PDF;
Download: SRPC Values Statement; PDF;
Download: SRPC Bylaws (amendments adopted 2/22/2018); ;
Download: May 2020 Strategic Plan Update; ;
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
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Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
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