FOCUS Regional Plan

In 2011, the Lower Cape Fear Sustainable Communities Consortium (FOCUS) formed to support better cooperation among the region’s local governments. The Regional Framework for Our Future is the culmination of nearly three years of work by the consortium’s member organizations to coordinate their planning and create a regional plan for sustainable development, funded by a grant from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. For more information please see

Grant Resources:  As a bonus of the FOCUS planning effort, the Cape Fear Council of Governments is pleased to be able to offer additional points for any grant application to DOT, EPA, and HUD for communities or organizations in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.  Request points by emailing a completed PSS-Form to Allen Serkin.

Public Engagement Resources: Interactive voting clickers were purchased during the public engagement process and are now available for use. These handheld devices quickly record audience member answers to questions during a variety of meeting, training, and survey activities. The voting pads enables participants to provide meaningful feedback in group settings while offering instant results for presenters. If you wish to utilize the electronic voting clickers please email  Allen Serkin.