Over Five Decades of Regional Planning
The Region 2 Planning Commission (R2PC) is a voluntary association of local units of government in the counties of Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee formed to provide planning (i.e.; land use; transportation, parks and recreation, and other public infrastructure; and economic development), zoning, and other local services to its members. Region 2 also serves as a forum and source of information for current issues of importance to all local units of government. The R2PC was first formed as the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Commission in 1956 by the Townships of Blackman, Leoni, and Summit and grew to include all of Jackson County in 1965, including the City of Jackson. The current organization was formed in 1974 when local units of government within the counties of Hillsdale and Lenawee became eligible to join the R2PC.