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 results of the broadband surveys for Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg are in. At a series of presentations, local councils and boards learned the key findings about users’ behaviors, experience and needs for internet access.
Since 2016, the New River Valley Regional Commission has convened the New River Watershed Roundtable as a forum for the different localities in the NRV to coordinate clean-up events and promote watershed stewardship
NRVRC staff and local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s) are currently planning the upcoming Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo. The 2017 Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo is a free event and will be held at Bisset Park in Radford April 22nd from 10:00am-4:00pm.
Radford University has released an economic impact analysis report detailing the contributions that the institution makes on the New River Valley region and Virginia. NRVRC and Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission staff assisted with the development of the economic impact analysis, which uses IMPLAN economic impact modeling software to estimate the effects of spending by Radford University on the local economy.