Quality of Life
RCRPC: Who We Are
Over fifty years ago, a group of Richland County community leaders saw the need for planning. They envisioned that the issues a regional planning agency could address would range from infrastructure to zoning. They wanted to deal with issues affecting the development of the region as a whole, which do not begin and terminate within the boundaries of any single municipality. The City of Mansfield and Richland County jointly created the Richland County Regional Planning Commission in 1959 to undertake this planning. The organization carries on today still true to its original purpose -- most notably in the ongoing focus on issues that "affect the development of the Region as a whole."
RCRPC will provide innovative information and regional planning services, in a professional and ethical manner, to our community partners and the general public, to facilitate the implementation of regional and local goals.
Are You Planning to build in Richland County ?
Click here for an homebuilders guide to building in Richland County
Full printed copy available in our office
Access Ohio 2045 Plan
Click here to download the Draft Access Ohio 2045 Plan and participate in the public comment Survey
We Are Hiring!
Transportation Planner I - Senior Transportation Planner
Speak at a Hybrid / Virtual Commission / MPO Meeting
For all virtual or hybrid Commission/MPO Board meetings, public participation will be virtual. At this time the public can not participate in person.
To sign up to speak, please fill out the online Commission/MPO Public Comment Signup Form. Request to signup and/or written comments can also be emailed to
The Commission President will call on speakers by name.
Prioritization is on a first-come first-served basis.
The signup form closes 30-minutes prior to the start of each meeting.
Up to three minutes are allowed for each speaker