Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization

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The following draft reports are now available:

Stark County Failing Home Sewage Treatment Systems Prioritization Analysis click here to see the Appendices.

Deer Creek/Walborn Reservoirs Watershed Study

Upper Tuscarawas Action Plan (1999) (Appendices)


View our latest brownfield project Fact Sheet for 1701 South Front Street, City of Cuyahoga Falls

Several environmental site assessments have been performed under the Summit Brownfields Revitalization Program, funded by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant and administered by NEFCO. We will highlight some of the program's brownfields assessments that have led to exceptional reuses of once-vacant and/or contaminated properties.


The Summit Brownfields Revitalization Program was recently featured in the January 2016 issue of Dateline, the monthly newsletter of the Ohio Economic Development Association.  Click here for the link to the OEDA newsletter

 The article, with photos added, can be read here.


2016 CEDS available

2016 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Annual Performance Report


Check out our activities to build sustainable communities in Ohio's shale region.


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, January 4, 2017
9:00 a.m.
The Natatorium
2345 4th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Speaker: "Agriculture and Water Quality: Accepting Responsibility - Acting Responsibly"; Larry Antosch, Ph.D., Senior Director of Poilcy Development and Environmental Policy at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation


NEFCO General Policy Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:30 a.m.
Summa Health Center at Green
3838 Massillon Road
(Classrooms 1 and 2)
Green, OH


The Brownfields Technical Advisory Committee (BTAC) holds regular meetings, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. Because meeting dates may change to accommodate the timing of projects, please call the NEFCO office to verify the exact date.