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Tune in on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. for an engaging conversation about local, regional, and national economic trends from by Renee Haltom, Vice President and Regional Executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Better Together Sept. 29 preview: Understanding the Richmond Region’s Changing Economy with Renee Haltom

Register to tune in on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. for an engaging conversation about local, regional, and national economic trends. The Better Together webinar series is back from its summer hiatus with an exciting guest: Renee Haltom, Vice President and Regional Executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Tune in on Thursday,…

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Flooded cars on the street of the city.

Local jurisdictions to adopt new hazard mitigation plan

Flooded cars on the street of a city. Earlier this summer, we shared a few new updates made to the Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan as part of FEMA’s requirement to reassess and update it every five years. We’re thrilled to share that the new plan for 2022 was reviewed and approved by FEMA and…

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270 units built by 2024: Partnerships expand affordable housing in region

Rendering of the Colbrook Motel project being developed by the Better Housing Coalition. Image source: Partnership for Housing Affordability. John and Tanya Adams beamed as they walked through the bright red door of their new home in Church Hill last July. The four-bedroom house represents a dream come true for the Adams family, while serving…

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Executive Director, Martha Heeter swears in Sean M. Davis (left) and Michael W. Byerly (right) to serve as PlanRVA Chair and Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2023.

Regional Planning Boards Elect New Leadership

Executive Director Martha Heeter swears in Sean M. Davis (left) and Michael W. Byerly (right) to serve as PlanRVA Chair and Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2023. Earlier this month, PlanRVA, the Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA) and the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) elected new leadership. BizSense shared the news in a recent…

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Sharing your perspective: Public Commenting & Why it Matters

A thriving community is made through the input and ideas of everyone in the region. Your voice matters and has a place in helping to create plans, rules and regulations that impact the world around you. When it comes to making a difference on an issue, some of the first steps that come to mind…

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Strengthening Richmond and neighboring regions’ Hazard Mitigation Plan

Richmond-Crater Multi-Region Hazard Mitigation Plan Cover Photo Hazard mitigation planning is an important process done at the state, tribal and local government levels that aims to minimize the impact of future disasters. Localities are required to have a mitigation plan that is FEMA approved in order to be eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance.  Localities who…

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Recap: Leaders share state of transportation in Central Virginia during annual meeting

The RRTPO, CVTA and PlanRVA joint annual meeting was held on June 2, 2022 in-person and virtually via Zoom and was live-streamed on YouTube. Earlier this month, the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) hosted a first-of-its-kind joint meeting with the Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA) and PlanRVA to share updates on current and future…

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Expanding RVA’s Active Transportation Network

Active transportation, a term used to describe travel by human energy, such as walking, bicycling or by a mobile assist device, has grown increasingly popular across the Richmond region. As a result, the need for improving regional active transportation networks has grown – especially as community members seek new micro-mobility options that allow for longer…

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