Who We Are

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) is an organization of local governments and agencies that foster cooperative efforts to resolve problems, develop policies, and implement plans that are shared and regional with the greatest benefit to citizens of the mid-Michigan tri-county area of Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton counties while maximizing the efficient use of its resources.

TheTri-County Regional Planning Commission: Planning for Mid-Michigan's Future Together Since 1956


Opportunities & Events

  • TCRPC is Hiring! Please see open positions in our Employment Opportunities section below.
  • Learn about trends and challenges in traffic safety at the 22nd Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit March 21-23, 2017. More Information

Regional News

  • TCRPC is kicking off the regional Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (NMTP) update with a collaboration of key regional leaders--forming a Non-Motorized Advisory Working Group--tasked with the development and maintenance of a regional non-motorized plan. Learn More
  • Coordinated Mobility Plan: Prosperity Region 7: The Plan involved a statewide transit study to identify regional gaps in mobility, particularly for people with limited transportation options such as veterans, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people with lower incomes. The Coordinated Mobility Plan for this region takes a wide approach and includes information on a variety of transportation services offered in the region and strategies and potential projects beyond public transit services that can be taken to increase regional mobility.
  • TCRPC is Coordinating a Transit and Economic Prosperity Study for the Region! Read more here: Press Release
  • CATA's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Overview (as presented to the Commission) 
  • Applying for a federal grant to serve the mid-Michigan area? TCRPC holds "Preferred Sustainability Status" for our region. Contact us to find out how this can help you earn application points.
  • Take a look at the Tri-County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Employment Opportunities

Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and completed job application by email to jobs@mitcrpc.org with the job title in the subject line.

Positions are open until filled. Applicants may be invited to interview and may be asked to provide a writing sample, to give examples of work products, and to demonstrate their computer and program skills. References will be requested. A job-related background check will be conducted before any offer of employment. TCRPC is an EEO/AA Employer.


Open Positions:

Environmental Sustainability Programs Planners (2 positions)
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC), based in Lansing in Ingham County, seeks to fill two Environmental Sustainability Program Planner positions.

Water Protection: Develop and coordinate regional groups of MS4 and watershed managers; provide technical expertise, training, public education, reports and draft permits for public services related to water.  Be familiar with municipal water utilities, surface water and stormwater management permitting and knowledge of the six minimum measures.

General Environmental: Develop and facilitate groundwater monitoring-protection, regional clean cities/clean air coalition and committees on regional environmental issues such as solid waste/recycling, By-Product Synergy, wellhead protection plans, contaminants and point sources. Knowledge, experience, and motivated to learn about Dept. of Energy Clean Cities and alternative fuel vehicle programs, solid waste recycling programs and regional environmental protection planning initiatives.

Both planners will provide technical expertise, training, public education and reports; seek and manage grants; be a liaison between municipalities and state/federal agencies; and integrate best management practices with regional plans.

Minimum of bachelor's degree in planning or environmental science, or related with applicable experience. Strong organizational and collaborative skills, with the motivation to take on new challenges. Strong communications skills, with the ability to be comfortable facilitating groups, training and presenting

Salary: $45,000 to $52,000, with full benefits

How to apply: Applicants must specify Water Protection or General Environmental and submit a letter, resume and application form by email only to jobs@mitcrpc.org. TCRPC is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Dec. 14, 2016

Outreach Communications Coordinator

TCRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties region in mid-Michigan that includes Lansing and East Lansing. The TCRPC coordinates with the general public and local, state and federal agencies to develop plans and deliver programs in areas of transportation, economic development, environmental protection, and sustainable land use planning. We seek an innovative and passionate Public Outreach Coordinator to develop and implement outreach communications that describe and promote TCRPC’s work. Public outreach and education are integral to planning. Public awareness and involvement in planning are critical to our regional success.

The successful candidate will coordinate, facilitate, engage and create interest in our planning projects, plans and programs. The Public Outreach Coordinator will exhibit excellent relationship-building skills, communicate effectively in various media, and have a comfortable public presence.  Show off your creative skills by building our social media presence, improving our online communications, and finding new ways to engage and solicit feedback from the community. We seek an individual who has experience communicating complicated topics and is comfortable working with government and various compliance procedures, all on a limited budget. The ideal candidate will be very organized, can manage multiple projects and issues concurrently, and have strong communication skills. They should be able to work with a contacts database, manage a website, and work with technical staff on distributing notices and information about projects. They should be able to work well on a team as well as independently. This is an exciting opportunity for a public outreach coordinator who has strong marketing and communication skills and a passion for engaging with all communities.

High School Diploma or higher with minimum 2 years’ professional experience in planning, community development, communications, or related fields. Proven competence in computer use including Office Suite, MSWord, Excel, Access, Dreamweaver, Publisher, and other presentation design software. Experience managing outreach efforts to various audiences through various forms of activities. Experience maintaining and improving websites. Experience managing outreach efforts to various audiences through various forms of activities. Experience in web-based systems for social networking, discussion forums, wikis, blogs and search engine optimization. Experience working with local, state or federal governments and with the principles and practices of public administration and management. Knowledge of the role of a Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Salary: $38,000 to $46,000, with full benefits

How to apply: Applicants must specify Outreach Communications Coordinator and submit a letter, resume and application form by email only to jobs@mitcrpc.org. TCRPC is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Jan. 20, 2017

Imagine Mid-Michigan

The Imagine Mid-Michigan project has been a peer-exchange of regional leaders from Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties learning best practices for land use. If you are interested in learning more about the project, please contact Susan M.C. Pigg at spigg@mitcrpc.org or call (517) 393-0342.
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