Welcome to the Central Shenandoah
Planning District Commission

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) represents and serves the local governments of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham counties and the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro as well as the 11 towns within the Central Shenandoah region.

The CSPDC works with its member jurisdictions, communities and agencies to provide high quality planning, technical assistance and facilitation of services that address local, regional and state needs in an innovative, timely and cooperative manner. Covering everything from land use planning, transportation, water and waste water utilities, natural resource management, affordable housing, economic and community development, disaster mitigation and preparedness, agritourism to human services, the CSPDC is an invaluable asset to the quality of life in the Shenandoah Valley. For more information about the CSPDC, click here.


Project Impact Calendar Published

A popular locally produced calendar that features a unique collection of historic photos from around the Shenandoah Valley and amusing"holidays" for each day of the year is now available. Organizers from Shenandoah Valley Project Impact (SVPI) and the Central ShenandoahPlanning District Commission (CSPDC) expect demand for the free calendar to be brisk, and for folks that have enjoyed the unique calendar, grabbing a copy from government centers, libraries and other locations in the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Lexington and the counties of Augusta, Rockingham, Rockbridge, Highland and Bath has become a tradition since 2003.The calendar is funded by a federal emergency management grant and is part of SVPI's ongoing efforts to create awareness about preparedness. Since its inception in September 2000, SVPI has conducted hundreds of trainings, demonstrations, surveys, forums and planning meetings, as well as developed important plans and printed materials to educate Valley residents on ways to protect their families, homes and properties, and businesses from the impact of severe weather, emergencies, and disasters. The SVPI was also recently selected to be a pilot community for the Resilient Neighbors Network, a national program that will forge stronger efforts within local communities to prepare and respond to emergencies. Contact Rebecca Joyce for more information on obtaining copies at 540-885-5174 or email Rebecca Joyce at rebecca@cspdc.org.

PDC Staff Receive Training in Stormwater Plan Review

Staff members Erin Yancey and C.J. Mitchem, PE are now provisionally certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia to perform plan review for stormwater management plans submitted to Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) authorities. Staff will also attend the Stormwater Inspector course in December, and will soon take the exam for the Combined Administrator certification, which will allow the PDC toassist localities with their VSMP needs. The PDC is currently reviewingstormwater management plans for James Madison University. Additional information or questions should be directed to Erin Yancey at erin@cspdc.org.

CSPDC Issues Transit Survey

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) recently launched a public opinion survey to gather input concerning public bus transportation needs and services in Augusta County and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.

The survey is accessible through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSPDC_Transit

For those without computer access, paper copies of the survey are available at several locations around the region:

Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building

503 W. Main Street

Waynesboro, VA

Staunton Senior Center

300 Churchville Street

Staunton, VA

Augusta County Library

Fishersville Main Library

1759 Jefferson Highway

Fishersville, VA

Staunton City Hall

116 W. Beverley St., #3

Staunton, VA

Staunton Public Library

1 Churchville Avenue

Staunton, VA

Waynesboro Senior Center

325 Pine Avenue

Waynesboro, VA

Surveys need to be completed by February 6, 2015.

In addition to the public opinion survey, a rider survey is also being conducted aboard the buses. These surveys are part of the data collection effort for a Transit Development Plan (TDP) that is currently under construction. The purpose of the TDP is to establish a six-year strategy to maintain and improve public transportation services in the region.

The TDP is being created by the KFH Group, a consulting firm that specializes in the transit industry, with funding provided by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. A draft of the TDP is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2015.

For more information, contact Nancy Gourley at the CSPDC (540) 885-5174.

Around the Region CSPDC Newsletter, January 2015

Around the Region, the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission's monthly newsletter is available HERE.

CSPDC Office

112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, VA 24401
phone: 540-885-5174
fax: 540-885-2687

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