The Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission (PTRPC) was officially established under the Regional Planning and Community Development Act of 1966 as Show-Me Regional Planning Commission and was re-established as PTRPC in 2002. As one of nineteen regional planning commissions throughout the State of Missouri, PTRPC serves Johnson, Pettis, Lafayette and Saline counties with nearly 150,000 residents. With an office location in Concordia, Missouri, centrally located in the region between Kansas City and Colombia, PTRPC provides technical planning expertise to West-Central Missouri region.
Since its inception, PTRPC has provided professional planning services and technical assistance to its members through community-based planning efforts, regional collaboration, cooperation and coordination between the public and private sectors, and pursued economic development opportunities.
PTRPC provides planning assistance in a number of initiatives, such as:
- Comprehensive Planning
- Land Use Planning
- Mapping Services
- Grant Writing and Administration
- Project Development
- Community and Economic Development
- Environmental Services
- Transportation Planning
- Program Administration
- Regional Workshops
PTRPC works closely with federal and state agencies to carry out tasks at the regional and local level. PTRPC has several departments that deal with various planning aspects in the region including Region-A Homeland Security Oversight Committee, Transportation Planning, Economic Development and Planning, and Geographic Information Development (GIS). PTRPC is governed by a board of directors that is comprised of representatives from member counties and communities, the private sector and various other stakeholder organizations.