The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) serves as the joint planning body for the City of Springfield and Sangamon County. Along with this on-going responsibility, the Planning Commission staff works with many other public and semi-public agencies throughout the area to promote orderly growth and redevelopment, conducting numerous research studies and planning projects each year.
The Commission that oversees this work is made up of 17 members who include representatives from the Sangamon County Board, Springfield City Council, special units of government, and 6 appointed citizens from the city and county. The Commission's Executive Director is appointed by the Executive Policy Board of the Commission and confirmed by the Sangamon County Board.
Through the efforts of its professional staff, the Planning Commission provides overall planning services related to land use, housing, recreation, transportation, economics, and the environment, and conducts many special projects and programs.
The SSCRPC prepares area-wide planning documents and assists the county, cities, and villages, as well as special districts, with planning activities. For Springfield and Sangamon County, the planning staff reviews all proposed subdivisions, makes recommendations on all City and County zoning and variance requests, and serves as Floodplain Administrator. The Commission also serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the region, coordinating transportation planning efforts through the Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS).
The SSCRPC also acts as Census coordinator and local A-95 review clearinghouse, processing and reviewing all Federally funded applications for the County.
The Planning Commission maintains existing base maps, Census tract maps, township and zoning maps and the road name map for the County.
The Executive Director also oversees Sangamon County's Department of Zoning and Building Safety, and serves as the Plats Officer for Sangamon County, Springfield and some other municipalities. Divisions of land must be reviewed by the Plats Officer to ensure compliance with the State Plat Act and local zoning and subdivision regulations.
More about the Planning Commission...
Find the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Planning Commission here.
The 2014 Regional Planning Commission meeting schedule is available here.
COMMISSION OFFICERS & MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE POLICY BOARD
Mr. Kenneth Springs,Chair, Sangamon County Citizen Member
Mr. Bruce Strom, Vice Chair, Springfield Citizen Member
Mr. Eric Hansen, Secretary,
Sangamon County Citizen Member Hon. Mike Houston, Mayor, City of Springfield (Mr. Mike Farmer) Mr. Brad Mills, Springfield Citizen Member Hon. Andy VanMeter, Chairman, Sangamon County Board (Mr. Brian McFadden) Mr. Jeff Vose, Sangamon County Superintendent of Schools, (Ms. Shannon Fehrholz/Mr. Lyle Wind)
Mr. Brian Brewer, Chair, Springfield Mass Transit District(Mr. Frank Squires) Hon. Sam Cahnman, Alderman, City of Springfield (Mr. Joe Davis)
Mr. Dick Ciotti, Chair, Springfield Metro Sanitary District (Mr. Gregg Humphrey)
Hon. Andy Goleman, Member, Sangamon County Board (Mr. Charlie Stratton) Mr. Larry Hamlin, Sangamon County Citizen Member Hon. Cory Jobe, Springfield Aldermanic Member Mr. Bill Moss, Springfield Citizen Member
Hon. Leslie Sgro, Chair, Springfield Park District(Mr. Elliot McKinley) Hon. Greg Stumpf, Member, Sangamon County Board Mr. Frank Vala, Chair, Springfield Airport Authority (Mr. Roger Blickensderfer)
Mr. Norm Sims, Executive Director, SSCRPC
(Indicates member's official designated representative.)