About NRPC

About NRPC

2022 NRPC Annual Report2023 annual report
Established in 1959, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) is the oldest of New Hampshire’s nine regional planning commissions. Formed by the City of Nashua and the Town of Hudson to address highway congestion and coordinate land use development, that same spirit of regional cooperation and problem-solving characterizes the commission’s activities today.

Now serving 13 municipalities, including Nashua and Hudson as well as Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham, and Wilton, the Commission focuses on developing and implementing innovative planning strategies that preserve and improve the quality of life in Southern New Hampshire.


We provide leadership, facilitation, guidance, and technical assistance to foster collaboration in support of a vibrant future for our region.


We are the leader in transportation, land use and environmental planning for a thriving region, in support of its communities and its people.

Through the planning process, stakeholders helped articulate the following core values to help guide NRPC efforts:

  • Support unique character of each community
  • Balance community character and growth
  • Coordination between our communities and the state and federal governments.
  • Impartiality
  • Excellence/expertise
  • Service to communities
  • Sustainability
  • Data accuracy
  • Transparency
  • Responsiveness

Early in 2023, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) began to assess the current and future land-use and related needs of the region and how its work supports those needs.  The region is adapting to the "new normal" as it continues to put the pandemic in the rear-view mirror.  In addition, social, economic, environmental, and political "forces of change" continue to have significant impacts on many aspects of community life.

Read the Nashua Regional Planning Commission's new Statement of Strategy 2024-2028 in the Resources "Our Strategy" page.