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The Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) through the Office of Planning and Development (OPD) is requesting community feedback and suggestions to support next steps in the creation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP).

To learn more and view scoping documents please click here.

You can view the draft CSDP and support plans here. Please send your feedback to for inclusion in the next CSDP update.

“Safe, Smart Growth” (SSG) is a set of development strategies that aim to ensure the growth of communities and infrastructure that are resilient to natural disasters with thriving economies and healthy environments. OPD is working with the Planning and Development Advisory Council to integrate these principles into comprehensive sustainable development planning.

You can read SSG Guidance HERE

Community visioning starts with you! Please take our short survey today and share this video and the survey link with your friends!

You can take the OPD Resiliency Assessment here.

OPD worked with the Department of Commerce and appointed commissioners to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to highlight priority recovery needs after Super Typhoon Yutu.


Thank you 1/20 Presenters! Please Save the Date for 4/28!

January 21, 2021

Thank you to our planning partners that presented at yesterday’s Taskforces meeting! Please save the date for our next quarterly meeting on 4/28 and contact us at if you have something you’d like to add to the agenda. Meeting materials will be posted at soon!

Job Announcement: GIS Specialist

January 13, 2021

The CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management...

The CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM) is seeking to hire a full-time (40hrs/week) GIS Specialist. Under the supervision of the DCRM Director, the employee will lead DCRM’s GIS program, providing data management, coordination, and analytical support, as well as web application development and data access via DCRM’s web-based portal. The GIS Specialist will...

January 19, 2021 PDAC Meeting

January 8, 2021

This announcement is to provide public notice...

This announcement is to provide public notice of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) to be held at 1pm on January 21th, 2021. The agenda is below for your reference. For details regarding how to attend this e-meeting please contact

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CNMI Comprehensive Strategic Development Planning Process

The Office of Planning and Development is working to support an inclusive planning dialog at the island and village level throughout the CNMI. Learn more about the planning process

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Feb181:30 PM

Complete Streets Working Group Q1 Meeting

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend the next quarterly Complete Streets Working Group meeting, currently scheduled…

Feb2312:00 AM

Save the Date: Next PDAC Meeting 2/23

The agenda for this meeting is in development. For more information or to RSVP to virtually attend, please email

Apr288:00 AM

Save the date: Next Taskforces Meeting

The agenda for this meeting is in development - please save the date! The time will be determined based on…

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