Planning / Regional Collaboration

Focus Points


  • Assign 1 to 2 representatives from each county, city, tribal, township boards to have a meeting similar to this, a joint planning session on working together.
  • Break down by categories the infrastructure for accessible services for elderly to use natural resources/lakes.
  • Consolidate public (and private) services (fire, EMS, police) between townships, city, county.
  • Create 4 regional centers to build future development, connect these with public transportation. Centers will feed off each other with respect to services, jobs, recreation, housing, education incubation center.
  • Create better - more open communications between Sawyer County - LCO - individual townships, all government agencies.
  • Develop both long and short term growth plans and hire someone to be responsible for implementation.
  • Develop a Regional Board to assist cities, towns, county in developing a Smart Growth Plan for the region.
  • Develop strong regional planning in north west Wisconsin. Direct connection of companies and trade reps.
  • Development of a county wide plan that involves citizen input.
  • Drop boundaries/turf issues between groups to collaborate to make real progress w/focus groups made up from all segments.
  • Encourage NWRPC to coordinate monthly planning groups.
  • Gather information and share plans driven by the Economic Advisors Committee of County Board. Third party (Extension office) lead collection of these materials and organize.
  • Human services need to be accountable to work and plan together to provide services to all. Working together - collaboratively among all (i.e. towns, cities, tribal, other organizations).
  • Implement the County Master Plan.
  • Implement the plan and work together as a region.
  • Implement regional planning, smart growth and comprehensive land use plans with follow up and frequent public meetings.
  • Meaningful smart growth - encompasses equal representation between all. Not just special interest groups.
  • Receive suggestions unconditionally by the county board.
  • Recognize the disparity between year around and seasonal residents (interest in job development, land use etc).
  • Reconvene this group in 6 months to discover actions taken and accomplishments.
  • Regionalize government by consolidating town, city and county boards. Reduce administrative costs in school districts and invest savings where voters determine.
  • Seek input from diverse groups when formulating the comprehensive plan.
  • To create a joint planning session between all county, township, village and city officials. To validate what was accomplished today, develop an implementation plan and provide support.
  • Understand and utilize existing plans and committees.
  • Implement Master Plan for each township.