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Commission seeks input for Regional Plan
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The Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) is seeking community input on the five-year update to the Regional Plan of Coastal Georgia. 

The plan is required by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and covers the 10-county Coastal Georgia Region, including Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Screven counties.

The Regional Plan includes a vision for how the coastal region of Georgia can develop policies and projects that ensure a high quality of life for all residents over the next 20 years. This plan includes topics of regional importance such as transportation infrastructure, water and solid waste management, natural resources, regional growth management, economic development, preservation of agricultural lands, disaster resilience and more.

“This is a blueprint for our future as the Coastal Region,” said CRC Executive Director Allen Burns. “The regional plan is a way for our many great communities to come together as one and highlight the key issues, concerns and next steps for the Georgia coast as a whole. We want to hear what people care about, and what they want to see over the next 20 years.”

The CRC is running a survey which asks residents to share their thoughts on where the region stands today and what its future should look like. It can be found at the website This website also includes a more detailed timeline of the plan, regional development maps, and updated statistical data about the region. It also provides a form to submit feedback directly to planning staff.

Additionally, the CRC will host three listening sessions in the coming months. These will take the form of open house meetings where residents can share their thoughts, concerns, priorities and hopes for the next stage in the region’s development. These meetings will be held at the following dates and locations:

* Wednesday, May 12 from 3-6 p.m. -- Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar St.

* Wednesday, July 14 from 3-6 p.m. -- CRC Offices 1181 Coastal Dr. SW, Darien.

* Wednesday. Sept 15, from 3-6 p.m. -- Ogeechee Technical College, Oak Room 20 Joe Kennedy Blvd, Statesboro.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining the stakeholder committee, please contact Cole Mullis ( or Scott Berson ( or, or call (912)-437-0872.  

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