posted on April 10, 2011 08:39
Collaborative comprehensive planning
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Type of Jurisdictions Involved
Specific Jurisdictions Involved
Marathon County worked with 53 of its 62 municipalities in the county in the comprehensive planning process.
Type of Agreement
Comprehensive planning; urban stormwater coalition
Implementation and Incubation
The process was implemented in 2001, with the plans adopted in 2006.
Relationshiops mended and 'bridges built' to bring municipalities together.
- Coordinated county planning, and the development of an ongoing collaborative relationship between municipalities across the county
- Local adopted plans
The result of the collaborative efforts was a more thorough comprehensive plan developed with the input of various stakeholders. The county was divided into 5 different sub-areas to facilitate cooperative planning, with meetings organized in each of the sub-areas to facilitate cooperation and communication. These meetings are ongoing.
The Intergovernmental Cooperation portion of the county comprehensive plan that describes this collaborative planning effort, as well as the the other collaborative goals and objectives of the county can be found here.
Director, Marathon County Planning and Zoning Department