Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
William Murdock is the executive director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). MORPC serves as Central Ohio’s regional council and is a resource for local community officials as they make decisions about economic growth, development, transportation, energy, and environmental sustainability in the 15-county region.
Murdock is responsible for the development of MORPC’s long-range transportation plan that coordinates over $20 billion of transportation improvements across the region through 2040. MORPC is uniquely positioned to enhance the region’s growth patterns by promoting multimodal transportation and mobility options including roadways, bicycling, walking, and public transit.
Murdock spearheaded the launch of insight2050 – a public/private initiative to prepare for Central Ohio’s significant growth and development.
Under Murdock’s leadership, MORPC also offers sustainability-focused programming in the areas of air quality, water resources, energy, efficient land use, and urban revitalization. As a promoter of sustainable neighborhoods that improve quality of life, MORPC works with Central Ohio communities to benchmark their sustainability efforts and track their progress in achieving sustainability goals and objectives through its Sustainable2050 program.
Prior to joining MORPC, Murdock worked more than 15 years in state and local government in planning and economic development. He is a longtime resident of Central Ohio and proud “Buckeye” with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of City & Regional Planning, and Master of Science in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Administration from The Ohio State University.