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Our mission is to promote and foster regional development in West Michigan through cooperation amongst local governments...

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving 120 local governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties.

WMSRDC is also responsible for the management and administration of the homeland security program for the counties of Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

WMSRDC is also the planning agency for the metropolitan transportation planning (MPO) program for Muskegon and Northern Ottawa Counties.


Hot Topics at WMSRDC
  • JOB POSTING: WMSRDC is Seeking a GIS Specialist.  To develop, implement, and manage GIS data for regional programs in transportation, environmental, economic development, and various other local government planning efforts.  Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Information Technology, or closely related field; and minimum of three (3) years full-time work experience with GIS software applications including ESRI products, such as ArcGIS desktop and server, Geodatabase management, Spatial Analyst, Microsoft and translation programs.  Regional Planning experience preferred.  Send resume to Office of Executive Director, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, 316 Morris Avenue, Suite 340, Muskegon, MI  49440, or mseeger@wmsrdc.org by February, 20, 2015.  EOE.

  • Please find a Request for Qualifications/Proposals for an Ecological Restoration Consultant for the Muskegon Lake/Bear Lake Non-Native Invasive Plant Education and Control Program. More information can be found at: ftp.co.muskegon.mi.us

Guest Username: WMSRDC.GUEST
Guest Password: wmsrdc1
Directory: WMSRDC - Folder: Ecological Restoration Consultant

  • 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan list and map of proposed projects for consultation.  As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Muskegon/Northern Ottawa County Area, the West Michigan Metropolitan Planning Organization (WestPlan) is required to produce a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) with, at a minimum, a twenty-year planning horizon. The LRTP must include both long and short-range strategies/actions that lead to the development of an integrated, intermodal transportation system that facilitates safe and efficient movement of people and goods, while addressing current and future transportation demands. Throughout the plan development, deficiencies are identified on the county transportation system and improvements are planned to mitigate those problem areas. This list of projects is included in the plan. In accordance with federal regulations set out by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), WestPlan, as a part of the LRTP development process, is required to consult with agencies that are responsible for environmental protection, historical preservation, natural resource management, transportation services, economic development, human services, and land use planning. You have been identified as an agency of this type.

Please click here to review the map and list of proposed projects:

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan list and map of proposed projects for consultation.  

A comment session to allow dialogue on any comments will be held on:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WMSRDC office in the Terrace Plaza Building in downtown Muskegon
316 Morris Avenue, Suite 387,
Muskegon, MI  49440-1140

Please provide any written comments by Tuesday, March 3, 2015 to the address above or by email to Brian Mulnix, Program Manager at bmulnix@wmsrdc.org. For questions or verbal comments, please call (231) 722-7878 ext. 20. Your comments are an integral part of the transportation planning process.

  • The Muskegon and Northern Ottawa County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for transportation planning in the area, has updated its Public Participation Plan in Transportation Decision Making.  This plan identifies the steps the MPO will take to involve the community in the transportation planning process.


What's New

Check out the 2014 WMSRDC Annual Report . Read about:

  • Regional Economic Development Strategies
  • Improving Transportation Infrastructure
  • Homeland Security Grants
  • Lake Michigan Water Trail
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Regional Forums
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Port of Muskegon Activities
  • And much more!

Watch the Clean Air Action TV Public Service Announcement. "Do Your Share. Stop at the Click."

The 2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan and Summary are now available. The six-page summary provides a synopsis of the CEDS document including an explanation of the CEDS process, brief regional profile, a list of the 2014 CEDS projects, and recent economic investments in the region.

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