Braiding the Way Releases Community Survey

Braiding the Way for Outdoor Recreation in the Rockbridge Area is conducting an online survey as part of the process for developing a Master Outdoor Recreation Plan for the region.  The survey is open to both residents and visitors and asks participants to share information on their involvement in outdoor […]

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Grant Awarded For Regional Wildfire Protection Plan

The CSPDC has received  grant funds from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant Program to complete a regional Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). CWPPs cover such issues as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, and structural protection. Previously, the CSPDC assisted […]

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Farm2Fork Affair Set for March 6

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Farm2Fork Affair on March 6, 2017 in Luray, Virginia, will connect regional agricultural producers and large-scale consumers in a trade show expo.  John Hoffman the Executive Chef of Keswick Hall will deliver the keynote address to an audience expected to include producers and hundreds of restaurateurs, […]

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CSPDC Welcomes New Staff Members

We are pleased to welcome planners Jonathan Howard, Tracy Hibbitts, and Liza Vick to the CSPDC team. Jonathan, who was hired as a transportation planner, is a Navy veteran and former VDOT employee.  He will be involved in many of the CSPDC’s transportation programs including MPO projects, the Rural Transportation […]

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SMART SCALE Projects Recommended for Funding

The Commonwealth Transportation Commission released its preliminary funding scenario for the FY 2018 SMART SCALE cycle.  Ten applications submitted from within the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission region were recommended for funding. Next steps for the funding of these projects include public meetings and opportunities for comment in the Spring […]

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Weldon Cooper Releases 2016 Population Data

The University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center has released the 2016 official population estimates for Virginia and its counties and independent cities. Data shows trends toward population growth concentrated to urban areas and an aging population. Specific locality and regional population data is available on the Weldon Cooper Center website […]

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New CSPDC Board Members Appointed

Mr. William Kyger was appointed to the CSPDC Commission to represent Rockingham County. He replaces Mr. Rick Chandler who has served since January 2014. Mr. Kyger has previously served on the Commission and we would like to welcome him back. Mr. George Hirschmann was appointed as the City of Harrisonburg’s […]

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VAPDC Holds Annual Winter Conference

“Facilitating Collaboration in Virginia’s Diverse Regions” was the theme of this year’s Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions winter conference in Richmond on February 2-3.  Dr. Quentin Kidd, Vice Provost and Professor of Political Science at Christopher Newport University, provided the keynote at the Awards Banquet.

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New City Planners in the Region

Be sure to congratulate Rodney Rhodes, Staunton’s new Senior Planner, and Luke Juday, Waynesboro’s new Director of Planning on their new positions! Both Rhodes and Juday will serve on the Staunton Augusta Waynesboro MPO Technical Advisory Committee.    

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