CRJC’s mission is to preserve and protect the visual and ecological integrity and sustainable working landscape of the Connecticut River Valley, and to guide its growth and development through grassroots leadership. Currently Plainfield does not have a resident on this state board which is appointed by the Governor.
Mt Ascutney Subcommittee of the Connecticut River Joint Commission
Plainfield has two members on the Mt Ascutney Subcommittee of the Connecticut River Joint Commission. Local representatives are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Mt. Ascutney sub-committee concerns itself with local river issues from Hartland/Plainfield south to Rockingham/Charlestown.
The Commission is one of nine Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) in New Hampshire enabled through state legislation (RSA 36:45). RPCs were created to coordinate all aspects of planning, act as a liaison between local and state/federal governments and provide advisory technical assistance. Regional Planning Commissions seek to promote intergovernmental collaboration and coordination throughout the regions they serve.
The Commission is governed by Commissioners appointed by member communities and counties and a small number of at-large-members. It is the Commissioners' role to be a regional collaborator and bring local issues to the attention of the Commission and conversely to articulate regional strategies that can benefit local efforts.