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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 planning@opd.gov.mp 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.

READ THE 2019 CEDS UPDATE HERE

Final Draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan Published – Public Comments Requested by July 22, 2021

June 9, 2021

Review and comment on the Revised Draft CSDP – community review and comments are requested by July 22, 2021. Public Meetings will be held virtually and in-person on Tinian, Rota, and Saipan. Please check the OPD calendar for time, location, and registration details or RSVP to planning@opd.gov.mp with the subject line "Public Meetings" to learn more.

Reminder: Next PDAC Meeting 6/7 at 1pm

June 3, 2021

The next Planning and Development Advisory Council...

The next Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) meeting will be held on June 7 at 1pm. The agenda is below for your reference. For more information or to RSVP to virtually attend, please email planning@opd.gov.mp.

Reminder: Next PDAC Meeting 5/18 at 2pm

May 14, 2021

The next Planning and Development Advisory Council...

The next Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) meeting will be held on May 18 at 2pm. The agenda is below for your reference. For more information or to RSVP to virtually attend, please email planning@opd.gov.mp.

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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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Jun182:00 PM

2:00PM: CNMI Ocean Month Cleanup Tinian

Begins 2:00 PM Cleanup supplies such as trash bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available on-site. Please bring your…

Jun1911:00 AM

11:00AM: Tinian Ocean Fair

Jones Beach, Tinian Open Event The fair will be open to the public, free of charge, and offer a suite…

Jun259:00 AM

9:00AM: CNMI Ocean Month Rota Cleanup

Cleanup supplies such as trash bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available on-site. Please bring your reusable water bottles…

Jun268:00 AM

8:00AM: Rota Ocean Fair

Open Event The fair will be open to the public, free of charge, and offer a suite of activities to…

Jul038:00 AM

Beach Clean-up - CLEAN BEACHES WEEK!

Every first Saturday BECQ hosts a beach cleanup from 8am to 10am, and July 1-7 is Clean Beaches Week so…

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