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Region 1 Planning Council


Region 1 Planning Council (RPC) is a special-purpose, regional government agency providing cross-jurisdictional, collaborative planning across Northern Illinois. The regional planning model provides an efficient means to promoting a well-informed, comprehensive dialogue that holistically addresses regional issues by fulfilling the needs of government entities for long-range planning, securing funding, and analyzing and providing data in support of regional projects and initiatives. 

Essential to fulfilling its purpose as a planning commission, RPC is a designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO), economic development district (EDD), geographic information system (GIS), land bank authority (LBA) and council of governments (COG). Services also extend to a wide variety of economic development assistance, fund development, research and analytics, and criminal justice support services.


RPC provides a wide variety of services responsive to member and community needs, including criminal justice support services, economic development assistance, geographic information system, fund and program development services, regional transportation planning, and research and analytics. For more information, please visit:


Consistent with 50 ILCS 15/Regional Planning Commission Act, Region 1 Planning Council was created by the cooperation of authorized authorities through intergovernmental agreement.


governing Board and Committees

We are rich with Board and Committee contribution. For a listing, please visit:


For a listing of staff members and contact information, please visit: