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Welcome to the Rockingham Planning Commission

Rockingham Planning Commission is one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire established by RSA 36:46. The Commission's region consists of twenty-seven communities within Rockingham County. Operating as a non-profit local government organization, the Commission serves in an advisory role to local governments in order to promote coordinated planning, orderly growth, efficient land use, transportation access and environmental protection.

News & Notices

RPC's New Director Announced. RPC is pleased to announce that it has appointed Timothy Roache of Stratham, NH to be the agency’s next Executive Director beginning August 1. Mr. Roache will be responsible for overall management of the agency and will work with the Commission’s highly experienced staff, its Executive Committee and community representatives on policy and strategic planning initiatives. He will succeed Cliff Sinnott who announced last February that he is retiring at the end of July, after serving as RPC’s Executive Director for nearly 30 years. The full press release is available on RPC's News page.

2017-2020 TIP Amendment #2. A public comment period for TIP Amendment #2 begins on June 1st, 2017 and extends through June 12th, 2017. A public hearing will be held to discuss and adopt the changes requested on July 12th, 2017 at the Seabrook Public Library (25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook). The public hearing will begin at 6:30. For information regarding the projects included in Amendment #2, visit the TIP Amendments Page.

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Current Projects

Take RPC's Municipal Services Survey! RPC is seeking input from municipal staff, elected officials, municipal board members and other regional stakeholders to help shape a Strategic Plan for the Commission. The RPC asks for your help by responding to a short survey to help us determine if we are providing our membership with the types and levels of service that is needed. We strive to provide services that allow you to respond appropriately to the needs of your community and constituents.

The survey will be open through Friday, June 30. To take the survey click here.

Setting SAIL RPC has partnered with the NH Coastal Program and other regional organizations on the New Hampshire Setting SAIL project to support municipal efforts to adopt climate adaptation strategies, improve community resilience to coastal flooding, protect public health and safety, and increase awareness of coastal flood risks. Specifically, the Setting SAIL project will provide support for municipal implementation of recommendations from the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (CRHC) final report Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation (2016). Stay tuned for Save the Date invitations for a 3/23 workshop for Great Bay municipalities and an 4/13 workshop for Atlantic coast municipalities

The Climate Risk in the Seacoast (C-RiSe) Assessing Vulnerability of Municipal Assets and Resources to Climate Change is a project that will provide Great Bay municipalities with maps and assessments of flood impacts to road and transportation assets, critical facilities and infrastructure, and natural resources associated with projected increases in storm surge, sea level and precipitation. For more details and update about the C-RiSE project please visit the Climate Change - RPC Projects page.

Long Range Transportation Plan Update. The Long Range Transportation Plan serves as the 20+ year transportation planning document for the Rockingham MPO. The Plan contains the region’s goals and specific project proposals through 2040. For more information and project updates visit: Transportation Plan.

Tides to Storms - Now Completed! This project assessed the vulnerability of coastal municipalities and public infrastructure to flooding from expected increases in storm surge and rates of sea-level rise. For more information and project reports and maps visit the Projects page.


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