Regional Initiatives & Services



On June 16th, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law a bill extending pandemic-inspired authorizations for remote public meetings through April 1, 2022. 

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Berkshire Educational Resources K12

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) is providing support to Berkshire Educational Resources K12 (BERK12), which is working to develop and recommend solutions to the declining enrollments, rising operational costs, declining or flat municipal revenues, and reductions in the diversity and range of educational programs available to students across Berkshire County. The intent of BERK12 is to develop and recommend solutions to improve access, diversity, breadth, and quality of educational programs, create economies of scale through new collaborations, advance new investments in collaborative solutions, and maintain and honor the unique identity of each Berkshire community, and reflect age-appropriate social and learning practices. This project evolved from the former Berkshire Education Task Force. More information is available at The BARR Foundation has awarded a grant to BRPC to support the BERK12 to build capacity, research, and support modeling.

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Berkshire Regional Group Purchasing

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) is administering the Berkshire Regional Group Purchasing Program. This program helps assist in the purchasing of road, energy and winter needs for the communities of the Berkshire Region.

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Berkshire County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2020

BRPC, with support from Mill Town, published the Berkshire County Outdoor Recreation Plan in 2020. The initial Plan included an asset inventory, updated on an...

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Local Historical Commissions and Preservation Planning: Status Report 2022

In 2022, BRPC intern Robin Fordham conducted a research project regarding the current status of local historical commissions and historic district commissions, which face a variety of challenges in fulfilling their mission to protect, preserve and promote the historic resources of their cities and towns.

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