Current and former RPC Commissioners at the 2015 RPC Annual Meeting in Sandown.
Rockingham Planning Commission is a voluntary local public organization established under state law (RSA 36:45-58) which is funded by, sustained by, and tied directly to local governments. It is run by representatives appointed by its member municipalities. These representatives (Commissioners) set Commission policy, make monetary decisions, and decide what work the Commission will get involved in. Commission membership is voted on at town and city council meetings in the individual municipalities served and maintained through the payment of an annual dues assessment.
Commissioners serve two primary functions:
To govern the Commission through decision‑making and policy setting, with the staff carrying out those decisions, and
To communicate regularly between the Commission and the town or city they represent so that the town is aware of Commission activities and the Commission is aware of local issues and concerns.
Additional information about current Commissioners, Commissioner Appointment Procedures and the RPC Commissioner Handbook are available under Commissioner Resources listed below.
The Commission maintains several standing committees to facilitate its organization and operation. These are not required by statute, but are specified in Article XI of the RPC Bylaws. Standing committees include:
Rules of procedure governing the scope and function for Standing Committees are established in the Commission Bylaws as well. Standing Committees are subcommittees of the Commission, and subject to certain general operating procedures established in the bylaws. In addition, all standing committees of the RPC are subject to applicable provisions of RSA 91-A “Access to Governmental Records and Meetings”. Unless otherwise defined in the bylaws, all standing committees are advisory to the Commission.
In addition to the committees listed above, all Commissioners serve as members of the Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), along with members from state and local transportation agencies, to advise on regional transportation planning. For additional information, visit the About the MPO page.