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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
  • Erin Kuhn Appointed WMSRDC Executive Director

  • RFQP for Investigation, Engineering, Design and Construction Management Services for the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern Mill Debris Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project

  • WMSRDC will host a public presentation on the Lake Michigan Water Trail Plan, West Michigan Water Trails, and the Michigan Great Lakes Water Trails website on October 29th, 6:00- 7:00 P.M. at the White Lake Area Community Library, in Whitehall, Michigan. The plan features sample water trail recreation plan language, enhancement zone recommendations, and National Water Trail BMP information supporting local recreation planning.  In 2015, grants will be available through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality to acquire and enhance public access and to implement barrier-free canoe or kayak launches, interpretive signage/displays, and other amenities to improve public access to Great Lakes and coastal resources.  Development of the Lake Michigan Water Trail also helps to meet the public access goals of the U.S EPA Lake Michigan Lake Action Management Plan.

  • The Muskegon and Northern Ottawa County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for transportation planning in the area, is updating 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. The draft of the updated Transportation Participation Plan is availabe here for review and comment. A public review period to make comments on the plan is scheduled from September 19, through November 3, 2014. In addition, two public comment opportunities regarding the Public Participation Plan will be available at the regularly scheduled Technical Committee Meeting on October 2, 2014 and the Policy Committee Meeting on October 15, 2014. 

  • Public Comment Opportunity at Upcoming Rural Transportation Planning Meetings:
    • Lake County Rural Transportation Task Force will meet on November 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Yates-Dial-a-Ride Office located at 1987 U.S. 10, Idlewild, Michigan.
    • Newaygo County Rural Transportation Task Force will meet on November 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Newaygo County Road Commission located at 935 E. One Mile Road, White Cloud, Michigan
    • Oceana County Rural Transportation Task Force will meet on October 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oceana County Road Commission located at 3501 Polk Road, Hart, Michigan.

What's New

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.

Check out the August/September Issue of the WMSRDC Newsletter. Read about:
  • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration
  • Regional Prosperity Alliance General Session
  • Great Lakes Legacy Act Clean Up Projects
  • WMSRDC Working with Port of Muskegon
  • Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail Update
  • Homeland Security Grant Update
  • Hazard Mitigation Public Review Opportunity
  • And much more!

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