Vision, Mission & Overview
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s organizational vision is to be a pre-eminent, integrated regional organization that plans for healthy, vibrant communities, economic development, and efficient transportation of people and goods while improving the region’s livability.
The mission of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is to act as the principal forum for planning, policy and community development in the region. We will do this by providing planning and technical assistance that meets the needs of our member municipalities and the public, while remaining consistent with our federal and state requirements. Our work will result in the development and implementation of plans that support sustainable development and improve the region’s quality of life and environment.
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is one of 11 regional planning commissions in Vermont, and also serves the region as the sole Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operating within Vermont. Based on the 2010 census, Chittenden County is home to approximately one-fourth of Vermont’s residents, making it the most populous county in the state.
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission was founded in 1966 to promote the mutual cooperation of its 19 member municipalities and to facilitate the appropriate development and preservation of the physical and human resources in Chittenden County.
CCRPC is composed of 19 municipal commissioners and five at-large commissioners (representing Agriculture, Conservation/Environment, Socio-Economic/Housing, and Transportation). The legislative body of each of Chittenden County’s municipalities selects its own commissioner and alternate commissioner. The Full Commission selects the five at-large representatives. Each commissioner has one vote.
CCRPC’s regular monthly meeting is on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in the Main Conference Room. These meetings are open to the public.