SRDC Overview 2012

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SRDC Overview 2012

  1. 1. 20 March 2012 1
  2. 2.  1973 SRDC Established under MN Regional Development Act 1977 Area Agency on Aging established 1985 SRDC Designated Federal Economic Development District 1992 Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership Formed 2
  3. 3.  One member from each county board One municipal member from each county One township member from each county One member from each city over 10,000 Two school board members Up to eight public interest group members One tribal representative from each tribe 3
  4. 4.  Local Assistance ◦ Grant writing ◦ Broadband Infrastructure—MIRC (Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities) ◦ Water & Sewer Infrastructure ◦ SHIP / Active Living Communities GIS 4
  5. 5.  US EDA Economic Development District DEED MIF program USDA-Rural Development Professional administration of loan funds Referral resource Administer special projects/studies Staff Southwest Economic Development Professionals Group 5
  6. 6.  A Comprehensive Plan sets Goals and Policies for New Development. Zoning Ordinances and other Tools implement your Comprehensive Plan. ◦ capital improvement plans ◦ environmental plans ◦ historic preservation, parks and trails 6
  7. 7. Recent SRDC Projects include: City of Worthington Airport Zoning Ordinance (2011) Jackson County Comprehensive Plan (2010) City of Pipestone Comprehensive Plan Update (2008) Murray County Comprehensive Plan Update (2008) Lincoln County Plan and Zoning Update (2008) Pipestone County Comprehensive Plan (2006) Cottonwood County Comprehensive Plan (2005) 7
  8. 8.  Reducing Risks of Future Losses Required for certain FEMA funding Natural Disasters: Blizzards, Drought, Floods, Tornado Man-Made Disasters: Hazmat, Terrorism All counties 1st round; Murray, Nobles & Redwood updates 8
  9. 9.  Local Water Management Planning (BWSR) Wellhead Protection Plan Review (MDH) Solid Waste Management Planning Other technical assistance as needed 9
  10. 10.  Area Transportation Partnerships ◦ ATP 7—Mankato District ◦ ATP 8—Willmar District Functional Classification Multi-Modal Planning (Transit, Freight, etc.) Complete Streets Safe Routes to School 10
  11. 11.  Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission Rural Minnesota Energy Board Clean Energy Resource Team ◦ MN GreenStep Cities RSVP of Southwest Minnesota Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging 11
  12. 12.  SRDC  Jay Trusty, Executive Director 2401 Broadway Ave  Nan Larson, Deputy Slayton, MN 56172 Director www.swrdc.org  Robin Weis, Aging Program Director 507.836.8547  Annette Bair, Physical Development Director  John C. Shepard, AICP, Development Planner 12

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