The North Country Council, Inc.

Welcome to North Country Council

North Country Council is Northern New Hampshire's regional planning commission and federally-designated economic development district. Please explore our website to learn more about our mission and services.

Coming Up

NCC Loan Committee

Wednesday, February 4, 9:30 AM
NCC Conference Room, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem
For more information contact Jenny Devost, jdevost@nccouncil.org or 603-444-6303

NCC Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 11, 9:30 AM
NCC Conference Room, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem
For more information contact Christine Frost, cfrost@nccouncil.org or 603-444-6303

Public Notices

North Country Council, as the Lead Agency for the Grafton Coos Regional Coordinating Council (GCRCC) will be submitting applications for approximately $195,488 of FTA Section 5310 Purchase of Service funding and $72,382 of 5310 Formula Funding through the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.  The purpose of this funding is to expand transportation services for the elderly and disabled in Grafton and Coos Counties and for Mobility Management services in Grafton County.  Transportation providers currently accessing these funds are Tri-County CAP, the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, and Transport Central.  It is anticipated those providers will again provide eligible service, but any other interested transportation providers in Grafton and Coos Counties that service the elderly and disabled should contact Mary Poesse no later than February 2, 2015 to inquire about funding eligibility. All questions or comments can be directed towards Mary Poesse, North Country Council, (603) 444-6303 x24. 
 
The Mount Washington Valley Economic Council and North Country Council, as the Lead Agencies for Carroll County Regional Coordinating Council (CCRCC) will be submitting applications for approximately $101,794 of FTA Section 5310 Purchase of Service funding and $28,739 of FTA Section 5310 Formula Funding.  The purpose of this funding is to expand transportation services for the elderly and disabled in Carroll County.  Transportation providers currently accessing these funds are Tri-County CAP, the Gibson Center for Senior Services, and Carroll County RSVP.  It is anticipated those providers will again provide eligible service, but any other interested transportation providers serving the elderly and disabled should in Carroll County contact Mary Poesse no later than February 2, 2015 to inquire about funding eligibility. All questions or comments can be directed towards Mary Poesse, North Country Council, (603) 444-6303 x24 or Jac Cuddy, Executive Director, (603) 447-6622.

News

A Plan for New Hampshire's North Country

Click here for the North Country Council's new regional plan, adopted on 11/19/14. Thank you to the many residents who made this comprehensive public participation-based plan possible!

Help Wanted

Economic Sustainability Coordinator

Part-time Administrative Assistant.

Read more about both positions here.

Emergency Preparedness for North Country Businesses

As part of North Country Council's new grant-funded program to help businesses be better prepared for disasters, and so be more resilient with reduced recovery times, the Council conducted a survey of business preparedness. We received 643 completed surveys.  Click here to read more about the project and see the survey results..  North Country Council is giving presentations and workshops on preparedness planning and highlights of the survey results throughout the region. These events are being hosted through the area Chambers of Commerce and other entities that maintain a business membership.  Our goal is to facilitate long-term disaster resiliency through increasing the awareness of the need for preparedness planning, and putting tools to make planning cost effective and easy into the hands of our region’s businesses.

If your organization is interested in a presentation or workshop on preparedness planning, or if you are a business interested in learning more, contact Michelle Moren-Grey at mmoren@nccouncil.org.
 
Now Available at NCCouncil.org

The Nuts and Bolts of Administering a Land Use Board

Tenney Mountain Corridor Highway Plan

2013-2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Climate Change in Northern NH: Past, Present, and Future

A Study of Business Enterprises to Occupy the Groveton Mill Site

Broadband Plan for the North Country Region

Full Cost Accounting Study for the City of Berlin NH

Ammonoosuc River Corridor Management Plan adopted June 2013

Portland Natural Gas Pipeline Overview

Carroll County Transportation Services Directory

North Country Council now has a revolving loan fund! If your business needs financing that cannot be provided through traditional bank financing, we may be abe to help. Click here for a flyer with more info and click here for an application.

Pemigewasset Corridor Management Plan (10MB PDF)

 

 

 

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