The Council on Resources and Development (CORD) provides a forum for interagency cooperation in assuring consistency with established policies relating to the environment, natural resources, and growth management issues.
About the Council on Resources and Development
The Council on Resources and Development (CORD) provides a forum for interagency cooperation in assuring consistency with established policies relating to the environment, natural resources, and growth management issues under RSA 162-C. CORD is also responsible for resolving interagency conflicts in the implementation of the state's tourism policy, for oversight of the statewide public boat access program, and for reviewing the disposal of state owned real property. CORD meets bi-monthly, usually at the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor, 107 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH.
Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Documents
Surplus Land Review
CORD is responsible for making recommendations on the disposal of state owned real property through the Surplus Land Review process.
Principal among CORD's duties is the implementation of the state's smart growth policy, as embodied in RSA 9-B. CORD is responsible for encouraging smart growth consistency in the distribution of state agency funds to local and regional entities, the capital budget requests of state agencies, state agency facility location planning, and building operation and maintenance plans. Every four years, CORD is required to report to the Legislature on its findings on the consistency of state agency actions with the smart growth principles. CORD also facilitates the coordination of state, regional, and local planning consistent with RSA 9-A.
- Smart Growth Report - July 2016
Documents Relating to Recent LCIP Issues
The Director of OSI serves as CORD chair. Additional CORD member agencies include:
- Department of Administrative Services
- Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
- Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
- Department of Education
- Department of Environmental Services
- Fish and Game Department
- Department of Health and Human Services
- New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
- Department of Business and Economic Affairs
- Department of Safety
- Department of Transportation