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
MS4 Stormwater Technical Assistance Grants Available. RPC is now offering grants to assist municipalities with preparation, compliance and implementation activities for the MS4 Stormwater Permit. Applications are due by 8/25. For more detail or to apply visit the Grants and Funding page.
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.
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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 Changeis 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.