Commission staff have a final first draft of the
2015-2016 Work Program ready for review
by the Commissioners at their meeting on September 12th. We
requesting assistance and input from county and local government
staff and partner organizations to submit projects for
incorporation into the Work Program. This will help ensure there
are adequate staff resources available to complete the projects on
time and within budget.
Office Space for Rent! The Commission
has four open offices that it is willing to sub-lease on a short or
longer term basis to an organization seeking good, quality office
space that is close to downtown amenities. The
reduced lease rate (includes utilities) is $7.00 a
sq.ft. for the year. Parking spaces are $15.00 per month. The staff
will work with any organization on their internet and phone service
needs, which will be separate from the Commission's current
The Commission's 2014 meeting
schedule: Full Commission meetings are scheduled for March
14th, June 13th, September 12th, and December 12th in Green Bay.
The Executive Committee will be meeting on April 25th (Marinette
County), July 25th (Florence County), and October 31st (Manitowoc
County). The public is welcome to attend and offer input at these
meetings. Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the
Commission's upcoming meetings.
If your community or county is in need of planning,
GIS, or grant administration assistance, please contact our office.
We are willing to discuss your needs and identify the appropriate
financial and technical resources in which to address them.
Go Brewers, Badgers, and Packers!
"Anyone I've spoken to at Bay-Lake is very easy to
talk to and understanding." - Town of Pembine Plan
"I love working with Bay-Lake ... they're always
listening to what I need." - Village of Cleveland
"The partnership with your agency was very helpful
and allowed for better communications and planning on this
project." - Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin
Commission staff is continuing to accept requests for
demographic and economic information using EMSI software. All
counties and local units of government, along with planning and
economic development partners, are eligible to receive this service
through the Commission. The data found on EMSI Analyst and the
reports generated using the information can be very valuable in
drafting grant applications, preparing site search proposals, as
well as evaluating local and regional economic conditions for
future projects and investments.
Please contact Brandon Robinson or Josh Schedler at (920)
448-2820 for questions/concerns or to submit an EMSI Analyst
Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Public Meetings
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP)
is seeking proposals to enhance, preserve, protect and restore
resources within the state's coastal zone - all counties adjacent
to Lakes Superior and Michigan, with their nearly 1000 miles of
shoreline. We anticipate awarding approximately $1.5 million in
grant funding. WCMP Grants are available for coastal wetland
protection and habitat restoration, nonpoint source pollution
control, coastal resource and community planning, Great Lakes
education, public access and historic preservation.
Grant applications are due November 3, 2014. For
more information, please contact the Commission at (920)