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.

  • Our Solid Waste Roundtable Event has been Rescheduled for Thursday, Feb 22nd.
    We hope that you can attend the event!
    Efficient Site and Materials Management
    Special Guest Speaker:
    Marc Morgan
    Solid Waste Manager - City of Lebanon, NH
    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    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.
     Please RSVP by Friday, February 16, 2018
    Are there particular materials that are giving you problems? Are you looking for ways to make your site more efficient? Bring your list of challenges with you to discuss.
    If you know anyone else who may be interested in this event, please share this invitation with 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.
  • OSI Planning and Zoning Handbooks Now Available
    2017 editions of the Office of Strategic Initiatives's (OSI) handbooks for planning and zoning boards are now available. Designed to serve as introductions to the organization, powers, duties, and procedures of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment in New Hampshire, these guides will acquaint board members and others with the basic board responsibilities of each and suggest procedures by which the work of the boards can be carried out in a fair and effective manner.

    Click here to visit the OSI website where you can view and print the handbooks.
  • The Mount Washington Valley Economic Council, as Lead Agency for Carroll County Regional Coordinating Council (CCRCC) will be submitting an application for up to $32,385 of FTA Section 5310 Formula Funding for FY19. The purpose of this funding is to expand transportation services for the elderly and disabled in Carroll County. Transportation providers currently accessing these funds are Tri-County CAP and Carroll County RSVP. It is anticipated those providers will again provide eligible service, but any other interested transportation providers serving the elderly and disabled in Carroll County contact Nicholas Altonaga no later than February 21, 2018 to inquire about funding eligibility.
    All questions or comments can be directed towards Nicholas Altonaga, North Country Council, (603) 444-6303, ext. 2021, David Jeffers Lakes Region Planning Commission (603) 279-5341, or Jac Cuddy, Mount Washington Valley Economic Council, Executive Director, (603) 447-6622.
  • Stream Restoration and Flood Resiliency Workshop

    The NH Department of Environmental Services, Department of Transportation, NH Association of Conservation Commissions, and Belknap County Conservation District invite you to a free information program funded in part by the New England Forest and Rivers Fund. Speakers will cover topics including:

    How streams and roads interact with transportation and ecosystem services
    Aquatic Resources Mitigation (ARM) Fund and other resources available and how to use them
    State STream Crossing Initiative stream assessments and culvert replacement
    Examples of successful flood resiliency and streaa restoration projects

    The event is being held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on March 14th at the Meredith Community Center. Click here for more information about the event and how to register.

Library Images

Here are some images of something we're all familiar with this time of year: Frost Heaves.
These were provided to us by one of our Transportation Advisory Committee members.

A road with several cracks in it. There is snow on the side of the road and a car in the opposite lane.

A road with several cracks in it. There is water from melting snow and ice running off it.

A close up of a road with a large crack running down the center line.

A road with several large cracks in it. There's snow off the side of the road and a car driving on the opposite side.

Several men in orange and yellow vests and coats standing by some vehicles having a meeting