Emerald Coast Regional Council
Regional Planning Councils (RPCs) are a quasi-governmental and regional planning organization, specific to the state of Florida that addresses problems and plans solutions for issues that have a more considerable scope than at the local level. RPCs can aide local governments to provide input into state policy development. RPCs are empowered to provide technical assistance to local governments on growth management matters and transportation-related issues, coordinate land development, and transportation policies that look forward to new development while keeping the integrity of the area. Emerald Coast Regional Council services a seven-county region in Northwest Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington, and Holmes.