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SolSmart Silver Designation

The Regional Commission is working towards attaining the SolSmart Silver Designation and  advancing solar efforts in the New River Valley. This designation allows the Regional Commission to disseminate available information, resources and best practices for solar programs that support member organizations in the region. In September 2019 the Regional Commission hosted a webinar for local government planners in the Region that addressed best practices for including solar in land use plans and zoning ordinances. The next event planned is a training for permitting staff where we will explore best practices for solar PV permitting and inspection, permitting guidelines and ways to improve permit review. Visit www.nrvrc.org/solarizenrv/ for more information and to access the Solar Toolkit for Local Government and a recording of the September webinar. SolarizeNRV Share...

Fourth regional ReNew the New event

Five clean-up events in the New River Valley brought citizens and students together for the fourth regional ReNew the New River Clean-up. Building off the success of the last three years, this year’s event amplified the NRV tradition of volunteering by cleaning up 25 miles of waterways and roads.

The Early Childhood Workforce Crisis

Early childhood powerfully impacts life trajectories, including educational, employment, economic, and health outcomes. Early childhood professionals aren’t babysitters. They nurture the healthy development of young children. They encourage exploration, discovery, and a love of learning.

Multi-Regions Alternative Transportation Social

Transportation planners, engineers, program managers, and local cyclists met on August 23, 2019 for a Multi-Regions Alternative Transportation Social.  The purpose of the event was to share best practices in planning, highlight local success stories, and provide networking opportunities for those interested in alternative transportation. 

NRVRC to pursue SolSmart Regional Organizations Designation

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.

Broadband Plan for Montgomery County and Radford

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.