The Lakes Region Planning Commission is a unique association of local governments that provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide effective planning, in order to achieve and sustain a quality environment, a dynamic economy, and local cultural values by supporting community efforts through leadership, education, technical assistance, information, advocacy, coordination and responsive representation.

  • Conservation Moose Plate Grant Funds Available. Click to visit Latest News Page for more info
    License plate image taken from www.mooseplate.com

  • We were recently introduced to the Headwaters Economics Toolset. Using these report generators you can download socioeconomic reports of communities, counties, & states, including aggregations and comparisons. The Economic Profile System (EPS) uses federal data sources, including the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Census, & others. EPS is also known as the Human Dimensions Toolkit by the Forest Service.
    We'd like to thank UNH Cooperative  Extension for providing us reports for all of the towns in the Lakes Region. Click here to visit our Latest News page for a list of the reports. They will also be available on the towns' pages.

    Please note: This information changes frequently. These reports were generated on July 14th. For more up to date information please use the tool to generate your own reports.
  • Upcoming NH Municipal Association Webinar - Demystifying the MS4 Permit

    This event is part of an effort by NHARPC to enhance its role in education on planning-related topics and is one in a series of webinars as a partnership between NHARPC and NHMA.

    New Hampshire’s new federal MS4 permit, intended to address and reduce stormwater pollution at the local level, was released on January 2017 and goes into effect July 2018. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the new permit, walk through some easy first steps toward compliance, provide examples of how other cities/towns and institutions are approaching the permit requirements, and share available resources.

    This webinar is open to members of the New Hampshire Municipal Association and the New Hampshire Association of Regional Planning Commissions. 

    Click here for more information and to register for the webinar

  • 2017 Municipal Law Lecture Series

    2 Full Day Workshops with 3 Lectures

    NHMA Law Lectures start on September 23rd in Gorham.  The 3 lectures will run back to back from 9 am - 4:30 pm on Saturday September 23rd (Gorham) and Saturday October 14th (Concord).  
    These lectures are intended for municipal officials with an interest in or responsibility for any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel.

    The cost is $100 which includes the lectures and continental breakfast & lunch.

Upcoming USDA Solid Waste Roundtable Event

We hope that you will be able to attend our final Solid Waste Roundtable event of this grant cycle!
Problem Materials: Plastic Bags?
Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Humiston Building Conference Room
(driveway is on 14 High Street)
Meredith, NH 03253
There are still open seats!
Pre-Registration is encouraged, but not required. Everyone is welcome!
Click here to read an article that highlights how some communities in Maine are approaching plastic bag issues.  How can Lakes Region communities minimize the impacts of plastic bags? Join us for the roundtable event! We are interested to hear your experiences and perspective on the issue of plastic bags/film in the waste stream.

If you know anyone else who may be interested in this event please forward this invitation on to them. All are welcome.

Please check out our Facebook page for event postings and other useful information!

If you would like to pre-register, please email admin@lakesrpc.org or call 279-5334.