The Lakes Region Planning Commission is a unique association of local governments that provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide effective planning, in order to achieve and sustain a quality environment, a dynamic economy, and local cultural values by supporting community efforts through leadership, education, technical assistance, information, advocacy, coordination and responsive representation.

  • NHDOT Bridge Work Continues in Meredith — Sep 4 through Nov 2

    Meredith Route 3 Bridge over Mill Stream

    NHDOT bridge deck repair project will require temporary lane shifts and restrictions in order to be completed. Traffic on US Route 3 near the bridge will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound.

    The turning lanes on NH 25 at the traffic signals, left-hand turns on to US 3, are reduced to one left-hand turn lane only. 


  • Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD)

    Call for Projects Application Period:  July 16 – October 15

    EFLHD will be conducting another Call for Projects for the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) in New Hampshire for Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2020 through FY 2022.  All final project approvals will be contingent upon the availability of funds in the year for which they are being requested.  
    Funding beyond 2020 is dependent on reauthorization of the Access Program by Congress.


    The Call for Projects application period opens July 16, 2018 and runs through October 15, 2018An estimated total of $1.1M will be available for programming in NH. 

  • Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council (RCC):
    Needs Assessment for Coordinated Transportation Plan
    Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) is beginning the update to its Coordinated Transportation Plan. The first step is a Needs Assessment. 

    If you need transportation services or work with anyone who might need them, please take a few minutes to fill out this short, online 
    Transportation Needs Assessment Survey.

    If you'd prefer to print out a paper copy, here is a PDF of the survey. It can be returned to:

    Dean Williams dwilliams@cnhrpc.org
    Transportation Planner
    Central NH Regional Planning Commission

    28 Commercial Street, Suite 3
    Concord, NH 03301
  • NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
    Planning-Related Legislative Changes for 2018!

    See the summary for amendments to ZBA Voting Procedures and Termination of Expired Permits, a minor amendment to Right-to-Know law, and Matters of Preemption...

    2018 Legislative Summary
  • The NHMA 2018 Municipal Law Lectures Series begins September 26!
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       3 lectures  4 dates  |  4 locations

    Sep 26  |  Oct 3  |  Oct 10  |  Oct 20

    Register at the NHMA
  • Upcoming Listening Sessions on NH State Plan on Aging

    Process to update State Plan on Aging begins

    The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services at the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with the NH State Plan on Aging Planning Committee, has begun a nine-month process to update the NH State Plan on Aging.   

    This 40-person committee represents a network of individuals and agencies that are champions for aging issues across New Hampshire.  Their goal is to develop NH's State Plan on Aging—a four-year plan that will help guide our state's efforts in understanding, serving, supporting and celebrating older adults across our State.    

    The State Facilitator of the committee's planning efforts is Jo Moncher from the Division of Long Term Supports and Services at DHHS.  The committee is working with DHHS in putting together a statewide outreach effort to better understand the needs of older adults in New Hampshire.  

    How can you be involved?
    Look for the upcoming listening sessions across the State in the upcoming months (locations and dates to be announced soon). 
    A survey (both online and hard copy) will be made available in the next few weeks. Both the listening sessions and survey will focus on the needs of seniors as they age in the Granite State and will guide the recommendations of future services.
    Join the conversation to share your thoughts and concerns. 
    To learn more, visit the DHHS website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/.

  • Food Recovery & Donation Event this November 5

    At the Beane Conference Center, Laconia, 2-5 pm 
    Please join us for Food Recovery & Donation: Opportunities & Challenges in the Lakes Region on Monday, November 5th from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia.

    Food insecurity is a serious issue in the Lakes Region and there are many opportunities to become involved. This workshop is designed for food producers, farmers, distributors, retailers, schools, food pantries, meal sites, and anyone interested in food recovery and donation to:

    • Make connections with others working to increase food recovery & donation
    • Find out what can & cannot be donated & to where
    • Learn about liability protections & tax deductions & how food donation can save businesses $
    • Find out about alternatives to disposal for food that can’t be donated, including feeding animals & composting
    • Hear success stories & ideas for new opportunities.

    Light refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend, but please register in advance. More information and registration at: www.newmoa.org/events/event.cfm?m=338 or call Lisa Morin, Belknap County Conservation District at: (603) 527-5880 or Jennifer Griffith, Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) at: (617) 367-8558, ext. 303.