The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) has served the planning needs of the Miami Valley in Southwest Ohio since 1964, serving the Region for more than fifty years. MVRPC serves as the MPO for Montgomery, Miami, Greene, and Shelby Counties, plus a portion of Northern Warren County. MVRPC also provides Regional and Environmental planning support for members in seven counties. MVRPC policies guide agency interactions in many areas, including the implementation of project funding, public participation in the planning process, public records retention and access, and non-discrimination.
Founded upon the principles of regional collaboration, cooperation, and consensus building, the MVRPC serves as the common ground where area partners come together to work toward a shared vision across the Region. Together, public and private partners develop and implement innovative and sustainable strategies that enhance the Region’s quality of life and economic vitality. The strategic plan guides the implementation of this vision.
Darke and Preble counties - Our Region
Miami and Greene counties - Our Region
Montgomery and Warren counties - Our Region
MVRPC and Transportation Planning
MVRPC and Regional Planning / Land Use
MVRPC and Environmental Planning
MVRPC staff perform various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties. Periodically MVRPC solicits for new staff or interns which are listed on the Job Opportunities page.
The MVRPC Organizational structure is composed of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and various technical committees, all supported by MVRPC staff. The legal structure of MVRPC is defined in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (updated May 2021). MVRPC’s Board of Directors is a decision-making body and is comprised of elected officials of local government organizations and representatives other non-governmental organizations, such as local chambers of commerce, regional transit authorities, special districts, higher education institutions, private businesses including utility companies, and state agencies such as Ohio Department of Transportation.
MVRPC members appoint representatives to sit on various committees. These various committees are organized based on subject matter, and are charged with making recommendations to the full Board based on staff recommendations on issues.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, MVRPC employs 18 technical staff, bringing together many decades of planning experience conducting regional transportation, land use, environment planning, research, and GIS. The staff’s expertise covers various subject areas including: regional transportation, land use, environmental planning, program management, public policy development, Geographic Information Systems, travel demand forecasting modeling, database management, public relations, marketing, strategic planning, visioning, survey research, meeting facilitation, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. In addition, MVRPC employs a five-member administrative team.
Periodically MVRPC hires outside contractors to assist with projects or other business. MVRPC will list any solicitations or requests for proposals for contract services.
MVRPC often uses some confusing acronyms and terms specific to transportation planning. The Federal Highway Administration maintains a Planning Glossary which was compiled to help you understand transportation planning terms and acronyms.
Please call MVRPC at (937) 223-6323 to request a printed copy.