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.

  • 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

  • Road Safety Audit Deadline is December 1st

    This program supports low cost infrastructure improvements which improve safety, reduce fatalities and serious injury crashes on public roads.
    These Road Safety Audits are intended to identify short, medium and long-term improvements at locations that have had at least one fatal or serious injury crash in the last 10 years.
    For an intersection or short road segment to be considered for a RSA and subsequent funding, a municipality must submit a RSA Application.  

    Click here for more information
    Click here to visit the NHDOT website for the application and more details about the program

Meeting on Broadband Access and Use in the Conway/Northeast Region of NH