SRPC relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers and is always eager to share what it is we do with new and interested individuals. Strafford Regional Planning Commission is designated per RSA 36: 45-58 and is a political subdivision. In the state of New Hampshire there are nine regional planning commissions. Strafford RPC encompasses all of Strafford County in addition to Brookfield and Wakefield in Carroll County, and Northwood, Nottingham, and Newmarket in Rockingham County.
SRPC is also designated as Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization and Strafford Economic Development District. Each of these three entities, or functions, would not run effectively without the dedication of volunteers from our municipalities, partner agencies, and other involved stakeholders. Volunteers form steering committees for each of our three functions and guide the organization forward through the use of the volunteers' time, expertise, and assistance. View the committee breakdown structure below.
Contact Shayna Sylvia, Communications and Outreach Specialist for more information on any of these committees or for more information about how you can volunteer with SRPC!
Per the SRPC Bylaws each community in the Strafford region is allocated a certain number of representatives on the Commission as calculated based on the population of the community. This ranges from two representatives to four representatives. Representatives are either voting or non-voting members of the Commission dependent on whether the community they are representing pays dues to the organization.
See A Guide to Being a SRPC Commissioner for more information.
The Commission meets quarterly (normally at 4 pm), with the last meeting being the annual meeting/luncheon.
View the schedule here.
The Policy Committee provides a forum for the development of regional transportation policies for Strafford MPO and acts as a vehicle to coordinate the implementation of these policies.
|✓||The Policy Committee meets on the third Friday of every month from 9 am to 11 am.|
|Regional Impact Commitee||
The Regional Impact Committee is made up of three voting members, and three alternates. The Executive Committee nominates Commissioners to this Committee.
|✓||This Committee meets on an as needed basis.|
|Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)||
The purpose of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is to provide Strafford MPO assistance and recommendations concerning transportation issues that have a bearing on the Strafford MPO's continues, comprehensive, and coordinated transportation planning process. The TAC is a standing committee of the SMPO.
The TAC shall include representative from the SMPO communities, federal, state and interested agencies.
Other entities such as Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire (BWANH) and C&J Bus are allowed to appoint one member and one alternate to a non-voting position. See the complete list in the Strafford MPO bylaws.
|✓||The TAC Committee meets on the first Friday of every month from 9 am to 11 am.|
|Strafford EDD Board of Directors||
The SEDD Board of Directors is the governing body for the Strafford Economic Development District. This group is tasked with guiding the processes of the EDD, approving official documents, and offering expertise and assistance. The Commissioners serve at the EDD Board of Directors.
|✓||The Strafford EDD Board of Directors meets quarterly (normally at 4 pm), with the last meeting being the annual meeting/luncheon.|
|CEDS Strategy Committee||
The CEDS Strategy Commitee is responsible for the annual maintenance of the CEDS document, including new regional economic development projects and an analysis of regional data and trends.
|✓||This Commitee meets on an as needed basis.|
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504