The City of North Plains was awarded one of 15 grants from the ODOT/DLCD Transportation Growth Management (TGM) Program for 2016. The City will use the grant funds to update the Transportation System Plan to support future growth and provide multi-modal transportation choices for residents of all ages and abilities. COG is helping North Plains update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. In 2015, COG led a community process to create a 20-year vision. In 2016, we are working with the Vision Implementation Work Group to gather and analyze data for the update. In doing so, the COG team has helped North Plains secure more than $120,000 in state grants. Kittelson & Associates led the TGM grant application process. The City also was awarded a Technical Assistance grant from DLCD to conduct an Economic Opportunities Analysis and will receive assistance from the TGM Education and Outreach program to study and apply best practices in community design.