SolSmart is a national solar designation and technical assistance program which is led by the Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through its Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). SolSmart helps communities go solar and realize associated economic benefits, and awards communities that are taking actions to go solar faster.
Montgomery County, Virginia – In partnership with the New River Valley Regional Commission, Montgomery County and City of Radford are seeking feedback from citizens regarding the current status of broadband in our communities. Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BroadbandSurvey to share your feedback.
On April 9, 2019 Kevin Byrd, executive director of the New River Valley Regional Commission, provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
The Regional Commission and local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) recently completed the New River Valley Trail Guide, a resource showcasing outdoor recreation assets across the region.
The Regional Housing study is now entering its public outreach and engagement phase. The Housing Study’s Leadership Team has been working to Identify key stakeholders to participate in topical focus group discussions around the multiple sectors with which housing intersects.
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced the Towns of Pearisburg and Rich Creek have each received grants of nearly $700,000 through the Community Development Block Grant program.