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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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