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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).

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“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 to Our Partners

September 21, 2020

Last week the CNMI Office of Planning and Development (OPD), under the Office of the Governor, held virtual taskforce planning meetings with agency partners and taskforce members in order to update the public regarding ongoing planning and sustainability efforts throughout the Marianas. The meetings, which took place via Zoom and were live-streamed to the OPD...

Public Notice – Request for Comments on State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

September 15, 2020

Draft CNMI SCORP Now Available for Public...

Draft CNMI SCORP Now Available for Public Review and Comment The CNMI Office of the Governor, through their Office of Grants Management and the SCORP Advisory Council are requesting community feedback on the draft State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Please visit the project website to learn more about the process and click here to download...

Your Feedback Requested – Please View Updated Visioning Document and Survey and Response by 10/1!

September 1, 2020

The Office of Planning and Development was...

The Office of Planning and Development was created to help the CNMI plan for a sustainable future. Since its creation in 2017 under Public Law 20-20, OPD and the Planning Development Advisory Council (PDAC) have worked to bring public and private sector entities together in the creation of a comprehensive sustainable development plan for our...

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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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