The Sustainable Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) Foundation was formed in August 2010 to provide support and encourage sound growth through effective community and regional development. With donations from partners in the business community and individuals, the Sustainable SNHPC Foundation provides financial resources for planning services, information, regional advocacy, economic development, arts support, technical assistance, community education, and direct service to the region.
Created to operate independently of the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission itself, the Foundation supports and enhances efforts of the Commission and its member municipalities by enabling the provision of services such as:
- Technical assistance with the preparation of amendments to zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, site plan review regulations, etc.
- Important updates to municipal base maps and municipal zoning maps.
- Supplying copies of base maps and aerial photo prints for member municipalities.
- Critical assistance with application preparation for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, administered by the Community Development Finance Authority.
- Assistance with problem subdivision and site plan proposals.
- Preparation of code and ordinance amendments to meet the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
- Preparation of legal notices and warrant articles pertaining to zoning ordinance and subdivision regulation amendments.
- Assistance in the resolution of specific issues with local planning boards and boards of selectmen.
- Preparation and distribution of "how to" manuals and materials, as well as facilitation of public presentations and discussions.
- Supplying copies of GIS maps with various data layers as they become available.
- Conducting annual training workshops for planning board and zoning board of adjustment members.
For more information about how you can contribute to the Sustainable SNHPC Foundation, please contact Sylvia von Aulock or Linda Moore-O’Brien at (603) 669-4664.