Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)
MAPA exists to provide local governments with planning and technical support, thinking regionally and long range on the core issues that impact the vibrancy of the Greater Omaha-Council Bluffs area.
These are issues of mutual benefit such as transportation, infrastructure, housing and natural resources. We work with communities to identify opportunities, secure funding and other resources for critical projects, and build consensus. Our purpose is to promote and preserve the quality of life for a more happy, healthy and vibrant region.
As a forum for inter-governmental cooperation, we are uniquely positioned to fill in the gaps as connectors, facilitators, advisors, implementers, with a big picture vision and an everyday attention to detail. Data and process-driven, we strive to be a trusted, objective resource to local government and public and private stakeholders.
MAPA was created by local governments in 1967 to serve as the regional planning agency. We serve a six-county region, including Cass, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties in Nebraska, and Mills and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa.
MAPA is led by a 79-member Council of Officials, all of whom are appointed by local governments, which meets quarterly and sets policy for the agency. A 9-member Board of Directors is comprised of elected officials and meets monthly to carry out those policies and oversee agency activities.
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