In the fall of 2010, the Region Five Development Commission received a Regional Planning grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
On Tuesday, August 14, the commission revealed its Resilient Region Project to much fanfare. Said Bob McLean, chair of the Resilient Region Advisory Board,
“Our mission is to create a community-driven, university-assisted partnership around planning sustainable regions that will integrate the disciplines of housing, transportation, natural environment, land use and economic development with viable strategies through highly involved civic engagement.”
The plan also received an endorsement from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) a guest speaker at the event, who said
“It’s an ambitious plan. And I congratulate all of you and have no doubt you will see it forward. It’s created a long list of jobs and these investments will reward the whole region for years to come. This is just the start … And to quote from someone who once said it, ‘Let’s get’er done.'”
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