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Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34994

Telephone 772-221-4060
Fax 772-221-4067

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What is TCRPC

It is the Treasure Coast's only regional forum where elected and appointed leaders regularly come together to discuss complex regional issues; develop strategic regional responses for resolving them; and build consensus for setting and accomplishing regional goals. Elected officials serve annual terms, and gubernatorial appointees serve three-year terms. TCRPC is made up of nineteen elected officials and nine gubernatorial appointees.

See list of current members and their alternates >>

Council operates a number of programs and services for regional planning and economic development designed to satisfy the needs of its public and private sector customers and foster the healthy and orderly growth of the Region.

 
Who it Serves
A not-for-profit organization created by and for local governments to provide planning and technical assistance services and assist in carrying out Florida's growth management programs. It was established in 1976 through an interlocal agreement between Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. Membership includes all four counties and 50 municipalities.
Why TCRPC
It works quickly and efficiently in bringing communities together to:
  • provide a forum and mechanism by which local governments can avoid and resolve inter-jurisdictional conflicts in a positive manner
  • allow for cost sharing and savings between local governments and minimize the need for duplicative efforts
  • assure that state and federal goals and objectives are carried out with respect for local and regional desires and conditions
  • establish a local government think tank for early identification of opportunities
  • respond to local government requests for assistance. Council responds to over 1,000 requests annually for planning assistance
 
TCRPC is by, of and for Local Government
It provides the necessary leadership to develop coherent policy and strategies by which different agencies and levels of government can act cooperatively. It provides both state and local policy makers with information they need to solve problems and build a better future for their residents. It is a strong advocate for local governments in issues where federal and state involvement and interest are a concern.
TCRPC is Effective

It works exactly as it was intended, and it does its job well. It is a nationally recognized leader in grass roots community involvement, education and urban design programs aimed at revitalizing communities and keeping the Region competitive.

This regional council is not afraid to raise new issues and has the unique ability to address them. It is difficult to influence except by facts and logic. It represents the conscience of its local jurisdictions.

Services to Citizens and Local Government

  • Local and Regional Comprehensive Planning Assistance
  • Urban Design, Town Planning and Redevelopment Initiatives
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Economic Development Initiatives
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Public Event Planning and Facilitation Services
  • Computer Imaging
  • Visioning and Community Preference Surveys
  • Transportation Planning
  • Natural Resource and Energy Planning
  • Affordable Housing Initiatives
  • Census 2000 Resources
Mission Statement

To encourage and enable local units of government and citizenry to assemble and cooperate with one another and with representatives of major economic interests, to promote health, safety, and general welfare of the citizenry, and to plan for future development of the Region that will keep it competitive and afford a high quality of life.

Regional planning councils are recognized as Florida's only multipurpose regional entity in a position to plan for and coordinate intergovernmental solutions to growth-related problems on greater-than-local issues, provide technical assistance to local governments, and meet other needs of its communities. Chapter 186.502 (4) Florida Statutes