In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are available for meetings by appointment only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

Franklin Regional Planning Board

Franklin Regional Planning Board (FRPB) is the advisory board for regional planning issues. Its primary role is to promote sustainable economic development, to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to conserve the natural and cultural resources in Franklin County. The FRPB membership consists of the chair or designee of the Select Board of each town in Franklin County, a member of the Planning Board in each town, and up to 18 “Members at Large” elected by the Franklin Regional Planning Board.

The FRPB annually elects the FRPB Executive Committee from among its members. The FRPB Executive Committee is the oversight board of the Franklin Regional Planning Board. Its primary role is to oversee current regional planning issues develop policies, and to select topics for presentations.

The Planning Board Executive Committee is currently comprised of:

  • Mr. Jerry Lund, Chair – Leyden
  • Ms. Julia Blyth, Clerk – Northfield
  • Mr. Thomas Hutcheson, First Vice Chair – Conway
  • Mr. Thomas Miner, Second Vice Chair – Shelburne
  • Mr. James Basford – Orange
  • Mr. Ted Cady – Warwick
  • Ms. Jennifer Gross, Wendell
  • Mr. Jeff Lacy – Shutesbury
  • Mr. Charles Olchowski – Greenfield

The FRPB and its Executive Committee follow this typical meeting schedule although the Executive Committee may meet more frequently. Click The FRCOG Meetings & Events Calendar to confirm specific dates and times, and to download agendas for upcoming meetings.

FRPB Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2020

FRPB Meeting Agenda 1-23-20
FRPB Minutes 1-23-20 Approved

Archive of FRPB Agendas and Minutes of previous years

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2020

FRPB Executive Committee Agenda 8-3-20

FRPB Executive Committee Agenda 6-1-20

FRPB Executive Committee Agenda 5-4-20
FRPB Executive Committee Minutes 5-4-20 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 2-3-20
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 2-3-20 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2019

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 12-9-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 12-9-19 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 10-7-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 10-7-19 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 8-5-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 8-5-19 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 6-3-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 6-3-19 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 5-6-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 5-6-19 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Agenda 3-4-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 3-4-19 Approved

FRPB Executive Committee Agenda 1-7-19
FRPB Exec Committee Minutes 1-7-19 Approved

Archive of FRPB Executive Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes of previous years