Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC)

The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) is a multi-entity group. The goal of the consortium is to build and sustain a multi-participant program to acquire digital orthoimagery and elevation data throughout Wisconsin. The WROC approach brings a number of potential benefits to participants including cost savings, specifications and standards support, customized datasets, data sharing between members and partners, and procurement support.

Next round

The next round of WROC is underway. North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) will once again coordinate and lead the Consortium. In 2021, the RPC extended its agreement with Ayres Associates to facilitate the Consortium and provide geospatial services to its members and partners.

There will be options for participation in 2023, 2024, and 2025. A number of member counties will be going to a 3-year cycle starting in 2023. Another group of counties will fly in 2024.The largest group will participate again in 2025, keeping the consistency of the 5-year cycle. Member counties flying in 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be eligible for partner funding.

The aerial mapping services provided under WROC will continue to evolve to meet the needs of local government members and partner organizations. This will be achieved through a coordinated, county-by-county approach over the next three years, with participation peaking in 2025. Program representatives will work with all private, federal, and state partners to build the program into regional datasets. WROC has a stated goal of achieving statewide coverage by the end of 2025.

WROC representatives will be hosting meetings across the state to discuss the consortium approach and participation options for 2023-25. If you are interested in meeting, please contact program managers Andy Faust or Zach Nienow

Wood County

Wood County is a county located in central Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 74,207. The county seat is Wisconsin Rapids. Wood County was created in 1856 and is named after Joseph Wood, who was a Wisconsin State Assemblyman. The county is known for its many lakes, rivers and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Wood County Parks, the Wisconsin River and the Ice Age Trail. The county is home to the city of Wisconsin Rapids, which is the county’s largest city and the regional center for commerce, industry, healthcare, and education. The county also has several small towns and communities, including Marshfield, Nekoosa, and Port Edwards. The county has a diverse economy, with healthcare, manufacturing and service industries being the main drivers. The county is also known for its paper mills, which have been a staple industry in the area for many years.

TitleDate
Wisconsin Rapids Safe Routes To School – 2024April 3, 2024
Wood County Comprehensive Plan and Housing Study 2024March 6, 2024
Town of Saratoga Comprehensive Plan 2023March 6, 2024
Wood County Economic Profile 2024January 22, 2024
Wood County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2023October 18, 2023
Wood County Broadband PlanSeptember 27, 2023
Town of Saratoga Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027March 15, 2023
Town of Seneca Comprehensive Plan 2022May 1, 2022
Town of Sigel Comprehensive Plan 2022February 2, 2022
Wood County Economic Profile 2022January 1, 2022
City of Pittsville Outdoor Recreation Plan 2022-2026November 1, 2021
Nekoosa Safe Routes to School PlanJuly 1, 2020
Wood County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2019-2023August 31, 2018
Wood County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2014-2018August 27, 2013
City of Nekoosa Comprehensive Plan 2012December 11, 2012
City of Wisconsin Rapids Outdoor Recreation Plan 2012-2016January 1, 2012
Marshfield Sewer Service Area Plan Update – 2030January 1, 2011
Grand Rapids/Saratoga Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2010July 13, 2010
Wisconsin Rapids Safe Routes to School Plan – 2010June 1, 2010
City of Wisconsin Rapids Comprehensive Plan 2010January 1, 2010

NEWCOM

The counties of northeastern Wisconsin have a long history of working cooperatively to address the public safety needs of the area. This latest effort, called the North East Wisconsin Public Safety COMmunications or NEWCOM, will create a group that will identify the communication needs for the area, so the 500 plus law enforcement and public safety organizations can communicate effectively throughout the Region.

The group formed under Intergovernmental Agreement §66.0301, Wis. Stats in 2006

Meetings 2024
February 1st
May 23rd – Merrill – NEWCOM Mobile Communication Event
August 1st
November 7th

Sherri CongletonVilas CountyChair
Ryan BerdalMarathon CountyVice-Chair
Rozanne KahanPrice CountySecretary- Treasurer
Andy FaustNCWRPCNEWCOM Contact

Nekoosa Safe Routes to School Plan

This plan was developed by NCWRPC in conjunction with the Nekoosa School District, City of Nekoosa, and the Nekoosa SRTS Task Force as part of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Safe Routes to School Program.  This Regional program was made possible in part by a Transportation Alternatives Program grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Additional funding was provided by the NCWRPC.

Wood County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2019-2023

Federal transit law requires that any projects selected for funding under the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (formerly titled Elderly and Disabled Capital Assistance Program) must be derived from a “locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan”. This requirement was implemented as part of the SAFETEA-LU legislation and the requirement continues under the new transportation legislation, FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation). The purpose of the coordinated planning process is to have stakeholder involvement in the assessment of elderly and disabled transportation, and to provide strategies and goals to improve those transportation alternatives. These coordinated plans were last completed in 2013 and are due to be updated
for 2019.

Wood County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2014-2018

Federal transit law requires that any projects selected for funding under the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (formerly titled Elderly and Disabled Capital Assistance Program) must be derived from a “locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan”. This requirement was implemented as part of the SAFETEA-LU legislation and the requirement continues under the new transportation legislation, FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation). The purpose of the coordinated planning process is to have stakeholder involvement in the assessment of elderly and disabled transportation, and to provide strategies and goals to improve those transportation alternatives. These coordinated plans were last completed in 2008 and are due to be updated
for 2013.