The Erie Regional Planning Commission is in place to make plans and maps throughout the county identifying transportation, highways, park and recreational facilities, water supply, sewage and sewage disposal, garbage disposal, civic centers and other public improvements which affect the development of the county. Changes, supplements or deletions from plans or maps are made through recommendations of this Commission.

Membership of this regional commission includes one representative and one alternate representative from each municipality, township or village in the county. Currently, Nick Alexakos serves as the city's representative, and David Miller as his alternate.  The City Commissioners appoint these representatives each calendar year.