Planners Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC)
The Planner’s Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC) is an advisory body to the Community Development Department of Networks Northwest. PRAC members include county planners from the ten-county Networks Northwest region. Representatives from the three tribes in the region – the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians - as well as township, city, and village officials, staff from educational institutions and non-profit agencies, and staff from private firms are frequent attendees.
The PRAC meets periodically with members setting the agenda for the meeting. The meetings are designed as a forum to promote intergovernmental communication and coordination. Speakers from nonprofit organizations, state agencies, and private firms are often invited to present on special topics as requested by the planners. Speaking arrangements may take the form of casual discussions or information-sharing sessions or more formal presentations or workshops.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission