SAVE THE DATE! On August 26th, 2017, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, will host the Fall 2017 ReNew the New Regional River Clean-up Event. All five localities are cleaning-up different sections of the New River watershed, whether it be on the New River or on one of its tributaries.
On May 17, 2017 the New River Valley Regional Commission board of directors, comprised of elected officials and citizen appointees across the region, hosted a dinner event at Doe Creek Farm in Pembroke, VA to honor their award recipients. Over100 local government elected officials, state and federal representatives, and planning commission chairs were in attendance.
The Town of Pulaski is revising its Zoning Ordinance to expand permitted uses in various zoning districts, reduce barriers for redevelopment and infill developments, and simplify and clarify the contents to reduce the need for interpretation while also making it easier to administer.
Giles County is in the process of updating their Comprehensive Plan. This process of updating the Comprehensive Plan allows the County to assess the changes that have occurred within the County since the last update, evaluate current issues and practices, and adapt to changing state and other regulations.
The Commission is working with partners from Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Virginia Tech to share transportation, land use, and infrastructure plans. A series of planning group discussions focused on the Prices Fork Road Corridor, from US Route 460 Bypass to McCoy Road.
New River/ Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board – No Cost (or low cost) Resources for Businesses
The public workforce system is a valuable resource to support human capital development of workers across the region. But there are business resources that go beyond just filling job openings. The intended outcome of the services offered is to positively influence the bottom line by saving businesses time and money.