One of the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission’s recommendations was to create a Regional Infrastructure Asset Management Pilot to help coordinate and unify infrastructure efforts across the state. On April 3, 2017, the Governor signed Executive Directive 2017-1 formally announcing a pilot program including agencies and communities in southeast and west Michigan to begin to develop the process of integrating drinking water, stormwater, sanitary sewer, and transportation assets in a comprehensive data base that will eventually be used to support integrated planning efforts across these assets.
WMSRDC and the Grand Valley Metro Council are working together to lead the pilot effort in the 13-county West Michigan area. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is leading the effort in southeast Michigan pilot area.
The mission of the pilot is to:
- Build a culture of asset management across the state.
- Develop consistency across asset owners in asset standards and management practices.
- Create mechanisms for coordinated planning and communication across asset owners and types statewide.
- Develop a system that will support our understanding of assets and enable us to make informed decisions at a local, regional and state level.