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New River Valley Regional Commission

The Commission meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6:00pm at the New River Valley Business Center in Fairlawn. All meetings are open to the public. The Commission composition is unique in that all 12 member local governments appoint an elected official and the communities with more than 3,500 residents also appoint a citizen representative. Both Virginia Tech and Radford University are members of the Commission and appoint a representative from university leadership. The Commission sets policy for the organization, appoints the executive director to manage the affairs of the Commission and works to address issues of regional significance.

Each year Commission members elect officers to serve on the Executive Committee in the positions of chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and member at-large. The immediate past chair is also a member of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee typically meets monthly to prepare for the regular Commission meeting.

Commission Members

Floyd County:
Mr. Fred Gerald*
Mr. Michael Maslaney, Member at Large

Giles County:
Mr. Leon Law, Treasurer
Mr. Richard McCoy*

Montgomery County:
Mr. Michael Harvey, Vice-Chair
Ms. Annette Perkins*

Pulaski County:
Dr. Doug Warren
Mr. Charles Bopp*

City of Radford:
Dr. Helen Harvey
Mr. Keith Marshall*

Town of Blacksburg:
Ms. Cecile Newcomb*
Ms. Holly Lesko

Town of Christiansburg:
Mr. Hil Johnson
Mr. Harry Collins*
Mr. Henry Showalter*

Town of Floyd:
Mr. Mike Patton*

Town of Narrows:
Mr. Thomas Garrett*


Town of Pearisburg:
Ms. Susie Journell*

Town of Pulaski:
Mr. Greg East*
Mr. Larry Clevinger

Town of Rich Creek:
Mr. William Kantsios*

Radford University:
Mr. Joe Carpenter, Chair

Virginia Tech:
Mr. Chris Kiwus
Mr. Kevin Sullivan, Past-Chair

*elected official



Meeting Minutes & Agendas


Download recent meeting agendas and minutes here.

Download previous years’ meeting agendas and minutes here.