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West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (WCWRPC) is a multi-county planning agency created under Wisconsin State Statute 66.0309. It was established in 1971 by executive order of the Governor based upon petition from the counties comprising the region. These counties are: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix. WCWRPC is statutorily charged with the responsibility of planning for the physical, social and economic development of the region. We provide technical assistance and advisory services on regional issues to the local governments and organizations within the region and often serve as a coordinating agency for local programs and activities.

As a government entity that has been in existence for over 40 years, we offer a number of unique strengths:

  1. We assist in solving issues that cross municipal boundaries - issues that are too large or complex for any one unit of government to solve.

  2. We serve as a bridge between levels and units of government.

  3. 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.

  4. Our staff are professionals with technical and programmatic expertise.

  5. We are able to offer planning assistance to smaller government units who do not have extensive staff capacity.

  6. We serve to bring together economic development and natural resource issues into a single forum.

  7. We act as a repository for demographic and other types of data which is available for distribution in development plans and studies.

  8. We have the resources to partner and leverage funds.

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