Committees & Related Organizations
The NRPC Commission consists of a voluntary board of commissioners that represent each member community. Commissioners are nominated by the planning board in their municipality and appointed by the governing body. Each community is entitled to two commission representatives. Communities with over 10,000 in population are entitled to three representatives and communities with over 25,000 in population are entitled to four representatives. The Full Commission meets quarterly to adopt and oversee an array of planning programs provided to NRPC members. The full Commission meets quarterly to adopt and oversee an array of planning programs provided to NRPC members.
The Executive Committee, which is elected from the body of the Full Commission, meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday. Its members consist of Commission officers (Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer), along with six Commissioners at-large.
Complete Streets Advisory Committee (CSAC)
The Nashua Region Complete Streets Advisory Committee (CSAC) serves to develop and promote a safe transportation network that serves all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists of all ages and abilities in the region. The Complete Streets Advisory Committee meetings are currently on hiatus.
MPO Policy Committee
To fulfill the purpose and intent of Nashua Regional Planning Commission's designation as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation planning in the region, the Commission has established an MPO Policy Committee. The Committee is the decision-making body for all MPO Policy decisions and receives recommendations from the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) and the Executive Committee before taking formal action on transportation issues. Meetings are held quarterly concurrent with Commission meetings.
Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC)
The NRPC Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) is charged under the NH Department of Transportation planning process to provide the commission with technical guidance regarding transportation policy and projects in the region. The committee ensures that NRPC decisions are consistent with community goals and objectives, incorporate sound planning principles, and are open and accessible to input from the general public. TTAC normally meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 12pm.
Joint Loss Management Committee (JLMC)
The Joint Loss Management Committee is a requirement of the state of New Hampshire. Per New Hampshire Administrative Rule Chapter Lab 600 Safety Programs and Joint Loss Management Committee: Lab 603.01 Purpose. To carry out the purpose of RSA 281-A: 64, a joint loss management committee is to bring workers and management together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health in each workplace. A joint loss management committee assists the employer and makes recommendations for change. The committee meets quarterly.
CommuteSmart NH (CSNH) is a partnership between the state’s nine regional planning commissions and specific transit agencies (partners), working in collaboration with other transit providers, state agencies, municipalities, businesses, and public health organizations. CSNH is dedicated to encouraging and assisting people to choose sustainable transportation options in place of driving single occupancy vehicles.
|Greater Nashua Regional Coordination Council for Community Transportation (RCC7)
The Greater Nashua Regional Coordination Council for Community Transportation - Region 7 (also known as the Nashua RCC) works to provide improved, cost effective, coordinated transportation services to those who need it, including persons with disabilities, the elderly, and individuals with lower incomes. Its members consist of local transportation providers, human service agencies, funding agencies and organizations, consumers, and regional planning commission staff. The RCC7 normally meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 10:00am.
|Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee (LMRLAC)
The Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee formed in 1990 after the Lower Merrimack received designated status as a protected river. Under RSA 483 Local River Management Advisory Committees are appointed for each designated river or segment. Activities of the Committees vary from reviewing wetland applications and site plans for development, to assisting with trail projects and commenting on conservation activities within the river corridor.
|Nashua Region Solid Waste Management District (NRSWMD)
The Nashua Regional Solid Waste Management District (NRSWMD), in conjunction with the NRPC, has been sponsoring household hazardous waste collection events to its member community residents since the mid 1980s. The NRSWMD meets quarterly.
|NH Lower Merrimack Valley Stormwater Coalition
All NH MS4 municipalities are welcome to provide representatives to attend stormwater coalition meetings. Contacts: Dawn Tuomala, Deputy Merrimack DPW Director/Town Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 424-5137 or Jeanne Walker, Town Engineer/Asst. Director of Public Works, email@example.com or (603) 472-3070. Meetings are normally held monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 1:00pm.
|NH Statewide Data Exchange System (SADES)
NRPC has worked with the UNH Statewide Asset Data Exchange System (SADES) which provides a common set of collection and training standards that ensures data collected throughout the state is uniform and comparable.
The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage sound growth through effective community and regional planning and development. This will be accomplished by providing financial resources to support land use planning, transportation, economic development, information technology, public health, protection of natural resources, arts and culture and community education for the benefit of the NRPC service area. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed on 09/17/2020, is a separate entity from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and is structured to operate independently of the NRPC.
|Souhegan River Local Advisory Committee (SoRLAC)
The Souhegan River have been designated as a protected river due to its outstanding natural and cultural resources. Under RSA 483 Local River Management Advisory Committees are appointed for each designated river or segment. Activities of the Committees vary from reviewing wetland applications and site plans for development, to assisting with trail projects and commenting on conservation activities within the river corridor.
Other Related Organizations