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.
Montgomery County (along with possible participation of towns within the county) and the City Radford will be developing an asset inventory and broadband implementation strategies to support the deployment of high-speed internet to residents in need of this critical infrastructure.
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.
Virginia’s statewide multimodal transportation plan update aims to provide a more complete picture of transportation improvements needed in the Commonwealth. The first step will involve developing a new vision that will be informed by a public survey, vulnerability assessment, and data trends.