Over 75 people gathered to celebrate the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission’s 50th anniversary on September 17, 2019 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. In attendance were local government representatives, CSPDC Commissioners and staff, and stakeholders. The program featured four of the CSPDC’s signature programs including BRITE Transit, Fields of Gold Farm Trail, Transportation Planning, and Shenandoah Valley Project Impact.
The CSPDC was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in September, 1969 to provide planning, technical assistance and facilitation services to its five counties, five cities and 11 towns. For the past 50 years, the CSPDC has assisted its localities with a variety of economic and community development programs that improve the economic vitality of the region and the quality of life of its citizens.