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Regional Collaboration & Community Planning

We are dedicated to fostering vibrant communities through strategic partnerships and innovative planning. Our mission is to bring together local stakeholders, government agencies, and residents to shape a shared vision for the future. With a focus on sustainable development and inclusive growth, we strive to create spaces where every voice is heard and every idea matters. Explore how we’re shaping the landscape of our region, one collaborative effort at a time.

Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council

The Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (CRHSAC or Council) is one of five regional Homeland Security Planning Regions in the Commonwealth. CMRPC provides planning, facilitation, administrative support, and project management to the CRHSAC.

Community Development

CMRPC’s Community Development team provides assistance to member communities to access and manage Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The CDBG program is administered for CMRPC communities aside from Worcester as a competitive annual program.

Community Planning

CMRPC aids our communities with the creation and development of comprehensive plans and programs designed to address land use and zoning issues.

Economic Development

CMRPC strengthens our region’s economic vitality to provide our communities with targeted, effective economic development analysis.

Environmental & Resiliency Planning

CMRPC offers planning, technical assistance and resource development services across a wide scope of environmental, energy and resiliency topics. These range from planning for open space conservation and resiliency in the face of changing natural hazards to review of local bylaws, administration of clean energy grants and projects, and development of climate pollution reduction programs.

Regional Services

CMRPC’s Regional Services program is dedicated to facilitating collaboration between towns, building connections that bolster municipal capacity and drive collective progress.

Municipalities and governmental entities are allowed to contract directly with CMRPC in accordance with MGL Chapter 30B Sections 1 (b) (3) and (b) (9). Contract with CMRPC, contact CMRPC’s Executive Director, Janet Pierce at jpierce@cmrpc.org

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