Bath-Highland Network Authority Virtual Meeting

The Bath-Highland Network Authority is scheduled to meet on February 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be conducted by video conference call, rather than in-person.  Join the Zoom Call by one of these three ways: 1) Through your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84040099605?pwd=V2Q1TzI5MGRzSjBuYTVBQWhNOVNidz09 2) Download Zoom Mobile App […]

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County Government Day: January 28

The Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC), Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), Virginia Municipal League (VML) and the Virginia Rural Center (VRC) will join forces again this year to advocate for local governments at the 2021 General Assembly session held on County Government Day, Thursday, January 28. Governor Ralph Northam will […]

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The Highland Inn Receives Brownfields Grant

In October, 2020, the CSPDC and Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) staff toured and received an update on construction of the renovation project at the historic Highland Inn in Highland County. In June, 2020 the CSPDC assisted the Blue Grass Resource Center in applying for a $50,000 DEQ Brownfields Grant for the […]

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Blue Ridge Tunnel Open to the Public

The Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel officially opened to the public on November 21, 2020. After patiently waiting to walk the trail and explore the engineering marvel, visitors arrived in droves. Trail counters installed by City of Waynesboro Parks and Recreation recorded over 8,500 visitors in the first week, 6,500 of […]

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Community Friendly Lighting

The Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley with support from the CSPDC is hosting a free webinar on outdoor lighting technology on Wednesday, January 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Bob Parks, founder of Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance will lead the discussion and show new approaches to using lighting as a […]

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CTB Approves Funding for Afton Express

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has awarded funding for two years of operations of the Afton Express transit service which will connect Staunton, Fishersville, Waynesboro, Charlottesville and Fifth Street Station in Albemarle County.  The planned service will include four morning and four evening trips Monday through Friday, with Charlottesville and […]

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VAPDC Winter Series

To kick off the new year, the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC) is hosting a series of virtual educational and informational meetings to be held on January 8, February 5 and March 5 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Topics include Gearing up for the Virginia General Assembly, February Friday with […]

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Project Impact Calendars Available

The 2021 Shenandoah Valley Project Impact Preparedness Calendar is now available for pick-up at local government buildings and libraries or by contacting the CSPDC. Since 2000, the publication has contained preparedness tips and mitigation strategies for dealing with severe weather, emergencies and disasters, as well as fun holidays for each […]

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CSPDC Welcomes New Planner

The CSPDC is pleased to announce that Nathan Garrison has been hired as a CSPDC Regional Planner. Nathan, a native of McGaheysville, acquired his associate’s degree from Blue Ridge Community College and transferred to James Madison University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Nathan was the Town […]

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