Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization

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Economic Development Planner position available



Portage Lakes
Focus Groups

You are invited to share information and ideas about…

The Portage Lakes and its watershed

How lake quality affect our activities,
how our activities affect lake quality

How we can protect the Portage Lakes
and manage aquatic plants

Join us, contribute to the community discussion!

Business Focus Group
Wed. May 1, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Green Community Hall
1795 Steese Rd., Green

Government Focus Group
Wed. May 2, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Green Community Hall
1795 Steese Rd., Green

For information, please call 330-643-8514 NEFCO

Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization,
in cooperation with Portage Lakes Advisory Council


Phase II Property Assessment for Summit Lake - now available

Phase II Property Assessment


Summit Brownfields Revitalization Program - Summit Lake

NEFCO’s Summit Brownfields Revitalization Program, funded by a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, contracts with environmental consulting firms to investigate Summit County properties that have suspected or actual environmental contaminants that inhibit redevelopment.  NEFCO will fund a Phase I environmental site assessment, an ecological data evaluation, and a Phase II lake assessment of Summit Lake properties.  This work will inform the direction of activities coordinated by the Trust for Public Land, and initiated by a $5 million Reimagining the Civic Commons grant, to revitalize public spaces.  Besides NEFCO, the Summit Lake project partners include the City of Akron, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Knight Foundation, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, and the Trust for Public Land.  The Summit Brownfields Revitalization Program, led by NEFCO, has assessed over 30 brownfield properties in Summit County.  Program coalition members consist of NEFCO, Summit County Public Health, and the Development Finance Authority of Summit County.



To Improve The Region's Quality of Life, Through Collaborative Planning Efforts with NEFCO's Area Governments, in Order to Ensure:

- Environmental Quality
- Orderly Growth
- Economic and Community Development

The Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO) was formed in 1974 as a regional council of governments by the elected officials within Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties. NEFCO was created as a voluntary organization to enable local officials to discuss problems facing the Region and to develop strategies to cope with them. NEFCO also serves as a forum through which local, state and federal planning programs can be more effectively coordinated.


Environmental Resources Technical Advisory Committee (ERTAC) Meeting
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:00 a.m.
The Natatorium
2345 4th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH


NEFCO General Policy Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Summa Health Center at Green
3838 Massillon Road
(Classrooms 1 and 2)
Green, OH