There are two primary roles for a regional planning commission:

To provide regional planning and coordination to access beneficial state and federal programs; and
To provide local planning and support services to its member communities.

Many of the Pioneer Trails’ members have been able to improve their community through the use of PTRPC services.

Basic member benefits include:

Discounted cost rates for grant application writing services (annual membership fee qualifies for the rate)
Usage of specialized equipment
Discounted cost rates for planning services (annual membership fee qualifies for the rate)
Comprehensive Economic Development Report to benchmark annual community progress
Monthly Service Bulletin to inform communities of grants and other opportunities - subscribe by emailing Norm@trailsrpc.org
Meeting opportunities for community networks
Specialized committee meetings and the PTRPC Annual Meeting
Community recognition

Associate members are a diverse group representing county governments, municipalities and not-for-profit entities.