UAPB-ERDC to host regional planning commission

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Economic Research and Development Center (ERDC) will be hosting the Southeast Arkansas Regional Planning Commission (SARPC) on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus for a Public Open House and Regional Plans Review Thursday, October 9 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the lobby of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building.  This event is free and open to the public and is intended to give UAPB administrators, faculty, staff, students, local residents and the general public an opportunity to review and offer input on the five-year transportation plan for Southeast Arkansas including Pine Bluff and White Hall.

The SARPC is a local council of governments that provides planning and technical services to Jefferson County and the local governments within the County. SARPC was established in 1964 in accordance with the Arkansas State Statute on Metropolitan or Regional Planning. Until 1967, Pine Bluff and Jefferson County were the participating local entities in SARPC, and in 1967, the City of White Hall also became a member government. In the early 1970’s, the other cities of the County joined the Commission. Three representatives from each member of government make up the governing body of the Commission.

For more information, please contact:
Larry Reynolds, Executive Director of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, Pine Bluff / Whitehall MPO at larryreynolds@cablelynx.com or 870-534-4247; or Henry Golatt, Director, UAPB Economic Research and Development Center (ERDC) at golatth@uapb.edu or 870-575-7120.

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