About Us  

As a government entity that has been in existence for over forty years, we offer a number of unique strengths:

  • We assist in solving issues that cross municipal boundaries - issues that are too large or complex for any one unit of government to solve.
  • We serve as a bridge between levels and units of government.
  • We have a direct public and fiscal accountability to local governments due to the presence of local elected officials who serve on the Commission's Board.
  • Our staff are professionals with technical and programmatic expertise.
  • We are able to offer planning assistance to smaller government units who do not have extensive staff capacity.
  • We serve to bring together economic development and natural resource issues into a single forum.
  • We act as a repository for demographic and other types of data which is available for distribution in development plans and studies.
  • We have the resources to partner and leverage funds.