Who We Are

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) is an organization of local governments and agencies that foster cooperative efforts to resolve problems, develop policies, and implement plans that are shared and regional with the greatest benefit to citizens of the mid-Michigan tri-county area of Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton counties while maximizing the efficient use of its resources.

TheTri-County Regional Planning Commission: Planning for Mid-Michigan's Future Together Since 1956


Opportunities & Events

  • TCRPC has released the 2016 Annual Report! See the successes of our 60th year serving the Tri-County Region!
  • See open positions in our Employment Opportunities section below.
  • For the February 24 Planners' Brown Bag lunch, We have invited Katharine Czarnecki, Senior Vice President of Community Development at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to join us in discussing Redevelopment-Ready Communities. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. For questions, to RSVP, or to give input on future Planners Brown Bag Lunch topics, please contact TCRPC Land Use Planner Ken Hall at (517) 393-0342 x 24 or email khall@mitcrpc.org.
  • Learn about trends and challenges in traffic safety at the 22nd Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit March 21-23. More Information
  • Planning and Zoning Essentials Training Workshops are available from the Michigan Planning Assocociation (MAP). Thurs., Mar. 2 in Delta Township/Lansing, Noon-5:30 pm. Experienced instructors enable new officials to better understand their roles and responsibilities and reacquaint experienced officials with innovative planning tools and techniques. More Information
  • Mar. 4 is the Quiet Water Symposium at the MSU Pavilion. Join the Quiet Water Society for a celebration of silent outdoor sports. More Information
  • 2017 Student Michigan Association of Planning (SMAP) Conference is Fri., Mar. 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Michigan State Student Union. The SMAP Conference Committee is currently seeking session proposals for students and new professionals. More Information
  • Save the Date! The MAP Spring Institute is May 16. Stay Tuned
  • Save the Date! The MAP Annual Conference is Sept. 27-29, 2017, at Mission Point, Mackinac Island. Stay Tuned


Regional News

  • TCRPC is kicking off the regional Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (NMTP) update with a collaboration of key regional leaders--forming a Non-Motorized Advisory Working Group--tasked with the development and maintenance of a regional non-motorized plan. Learn More
  • Request for Proposals for LEAP’s successful Public Art for Communities Grant are now being accepted until 4 p.m. on Feb. 28. This year, LEAP seeks to add three more installations to the growing list of municipalities who have participated in the LEAP Public Art for Communities Grant. Learn More
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Oral Health Program announced project funds of up to $24,000 each for communities seeking to purchase and install new or replacement water fluoridation equipment. Learn More
  • Coordinated Mobility Plan: Prosperity Region 7: The Plan involved a statewide transit study to identify regional gaps in mobility, particularly for people with limited transportation options such as veterans, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people with lower incomes. The Coordinated Mobility Plan for this region takes a wide approach and includes information on a variety of transportation services offered in the region and strategies and potential projects beyond public transit services that can be taken to increase regional mobility.
  • TCRPC is Coordinating a Transit and Economic Prosperity Study for the Region! Read more here: Press Release
  • CATA's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Overview (as presented to the Commission) 
  • Applying for a federal grant to serve the mid-Michigan area? TCRPC holds "Preferred Sustainability Status" for our region. Contact us to find out how this can help you earn application points.
  • Take a look at the Tri-County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Employment Opportunities

Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and completed job application by email to jobs@mitcrpc.org with the job title in the subject line.

Positions are open until filled. Applicants may be invited to interview and may be asked to provide a writing sample, to give examples of work products, and to demonstrate their computer and program skills. References will be requested. A job-related background check will be conducted before any offer of employment. TCRPC is an EEO/AA Employer.


Open Positions:

Outreach Communications Coordinator

TCRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties region in mid-Michigan that includes Lansing and East Lansing. The TCRPC coordinates with the general public and local, state and federal agencies to develop plans and deliver programs in areas of transportation, economic development, environmental protection, and sustainable land use planning. We seek an innovative and passionate Public Outreach Coordinator to develop and implement outreach communications that describe and promote TCRPC’s work. Public outreach and education are integral to planning. Public awareness and involvement in planning are critical to our regional success.

The successful candidate will coordinate, facilitate, engage and create interest in our planning projects, plans and programs. The Public Outreach Coordinator will exhibit excellent relationship-building skills, communicate effectively in various media, and have a comfortable public presence.  Show off your creative skills by building our social media presence, improving our online communications, and finding new ways to engage and solicit feedback from the community. We seek an individual who has experience communicating complicated topics and is comfortable working with government and various compliance procedures, all on a limited budget. The ideal candidate will be very organized, can manage multiple projects and issues concurrently, and have strong communication skills. They should be able to work with a contacts database, manage a website, and work with technical staff on distributing notices and information about projects. They should be able to work well on a team as well as independently. This is an exciting opportunity for a public outreach coordinator who has strong marketing and communication skills and a passion for engaging with all communities.

High School Diploma or higher with minimum 2 years’ professional experience in planning, community development, communications, or related fields. Proven competence in computer use including Office Suite, MSWord, Excel, Access, Dreamweaver, Publisher, and other presentation design software. Experience managing outreach efforts to various audiences through various forms of activities. Experience maintaining and improving websites. Experience managing outreach efforts to various audiences through various forms of activities. Experience in web-based systems for social networking, discussion forums, wikis, blogs and search engine optimization. Experience working with local, state or federal governments and with the principles and practices of public administration and management. Knowledge of the role of a Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Salary: $38,000 to $46,000, with full benefits

How to apply: Applicants must specify Outreach Communications Coordinator and submit a letter, resume and application form by email only to jobs@mitcrpc.org. TCRPC is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Jan. 20, 2017

Imagine Mid-Michigan

The Imagine Mid-Michigan project has been a peer-exchange of regional leaders from Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties learning best practices for land use. If you are interested in learning more about the project, please contact Susan M.C. Pigg at spigg@mitcrpc.org or call (517) 393-0342.
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