Metropolitan Planning Organization for the La Crosse, Wisconsin and La Crescent, Minnesota Area 

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About the LAPC

The La Crosse Area Planning Committee (LAPC) has been designated by the governors of Wisconsin and Minnesota as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to perform transportation planning activities for the La Crosse and La Crescent Area in accordance with Federal regulations.

The La Crosse and La Crescent Metropolitan Planning Area includes the Cities of La Crosse and Onalaska, the Villages of Holmen and West Salem, the Towns of Campbell, Medary, Barre, Holland, Greenfield, Onalaska, Shelby, Hamilton and part of the Town of Bergen in Wisconsin.   In Minnesota the Planning Area includes the City of La Crescent and the Townships of La Crescent and Dresbach.

The LAPC is required to develop and maintain a long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (25 year planning horizon) and a short-range (4 year) Transportation Improvement Program of state and federally-funded and other regionally significant projects. The LAPC also serves as a forum for transportation and land use planning discussions and decisions by the elected leaders in the La Crosse/La Crescent area.

Other area-wide projects are conducted as the LAPC deems necessary. The type of research to be undertaken, the type of plans to be prepared, and the method and cost of conducting the programs are determined annually with the preparation of the LAPC Planning Work Program.

Two standing committees provide technical advice to the LAPC and assist with specialized planning.  These are the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Committee on Transit and Active Transportation (CTAT).


The LAPC Policy Board is made up of the highest ranking elected official of each member community.  The current Policy Board members are:

Joe Chilsen, LAPC Chair, Mayor, City of Onalaska


Nancy Proctor, LAPC Vice Chair; President, Village of Holmen

Tim Kabat, Mayor, City of La Crosse

Mike Poellinger, Mayor, City of La Crescent

Tim Candahl, Chair, Town of Shelby

Dennis Manthei, President, Village of West Salem

Tara Johnson, Chair, La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Roland Bogert, Chair, Town of Onalaska

Terry Schaller, Chair, Town of Campbell

Linda Seidel, Chair, Town of Medary


 Contact the LAPC   


La Crosse County Administrative Center
Room 1200
212 North 6th Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin  54601