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Region 2 Announcements and Blogs
1/23/2015 Solicitation of Grant Applications for "After" Prom or Graduation for Jackson County High Schools

The Jackson Traffic Safety Program (JTSP) is pleased to announce the solicitation of grant applications for funding of "After" Prom or "After" Graduation events for Jackson County High Schools.  For information regarding the grant application process, please click here.  For the application form, please click here.


12/23/2014 FY 2014 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), now operating under a Continuing Resolution, requires that "an Annual Listing of projects, for which federal funds have been obligated in the preceding year shall be published or otherwise made available by the metropolitan planning organization [MPO] for public review."  As the MPO for the Jackson Metropolitan Area, the R2PC is pleased to provide a listing of all the projects in Jackson County "obligated" during Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014).  Please ‘click’ here to view and/or print the report.

12/3/2014 City of Jackson & Jackson County Joint Recreation Plan

A draft of the second edition of the City of Jackson & Jackson County Joint Recreation Plan  is available for review and public comment.

The Joint Recreation Plan provides the most complete and detailed listing of parks and recreation facilities and programs available to County and City residents, regardless of who provides them. It also contains a listing of parks and recreation construction projects the two parks departments have planned for the 2015-2018 time period. You have an opportunity to review and comment upon the proposed Joint Recreation Plan.

"Click" here to download the document.

Please note that due to its size, it is recommended
 that the document be saved to your desktop.

The Plan will be available for comment through Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Comments may be submitted to Mr. Grant Bauman, in writing, via or Region 2 Planning Commission | 120 W. Michigan Avenue | Jackson, MI 49202.


10/10/2014 Regional Prosperity Initiative

What is the Regional Prosperity Initiative?  The Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) is a voluntary competitive grant process launched by Governor Snyder to encourage local private, public, and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies.  A consortium of public, private, and non-profit organizations in the six-county Prosperity Region 9 (Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties), were awarded grant funds from the State of Michigan's RPI.  The purpose of the grant is to establish a prosperity vision and five-year strategy for how regional partners will work together to enhance enconomic prosperity in the region.  Click here for more information.

Welcome to the Region 2 Planning

Welcome to the Region 2 Planning Commission (R2PC)

The Region 2 Planning Commission is a voluntary local governmental association serving Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties in south-central Michigan.  Region 2 serves as a planning, research, and advisory resource to its member units of government.  Staff provides a variety of professional planning services which benefit member communities:
  • Transportation Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Community Planning Assistance

What can the R2PC do for your community?

The Region 2 Planning Commission (R2PC) was created to assist its member units of government.  The most visible outcome of this charge is the community planning assistance provided by staff.  Region 2 planners have been helping local governments to develop, adopt, and implement master plans, zoning ordinances, and other planning and zoning resources for decades.

Although the other services provided by the R2PC may not be as visible as community planning assistance, they are just as important to the region and your municipality.  For example, the behind-the-scenes work performed by Region 2 staff facilitates the acquisition and expenditure of federal and state funding in two key areas throughout the three counties:

  • Transportation.  The R2PC serves as the Jackson metropolitan area’s MPO, which facilitates all federal and state funding for transportation improvements throughout Jackson County and the Region 2 Rural Task Force, which facilitates the allocation of rural federal and state transportation funds throughout the entire region.
  • Economic Development.  Region 2 planners have been working with the U.S. Economic Development Agency to establish Region 2 as an Economic Development District (EDD) which will make local governments eligible for federal economic development funding.

The organizaton and its staff has provided planning services to member units of government for over five decades,  Please refer to the following webpages for more information on the proessional planning services provided by the staff of the Region 2 Planning Commission as well as the organization and history and background of the organization:

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