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PlanRVA staff at the 2022 NADO Annual Training Conference in Pittsburgh.

PlanRVA Brings Home Three 2022 NADO Impact Award Certificates

PlanRVA staff at the 2022 NADO Annual Training Conference in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, PlanRVA was awarded three 2022 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) during its 2022 Annual Training Conference in Pittsburgh. PlanRVA was recognized for its work to develop ConnectRVA 2045, in support of the Central Virginia…

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How PlanRVA works with Three Local Tribal Partners to Shape the RVA Region Through Sustainability Initiatives  

The Chickahominy Tribe is one of three federally recognized tribes PlanRVA works closely with. This image was sourced from the Chickahominy website: https://www.chickahominytribe.org/. Given the historic footprint of the PlanRVA region, dating to pre-colonial America, it’s easy to be reminded of the area’s integral role in helping craft the nation’s story over many centuries. Less…

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Two cyclists commute through downtown Richmond, Virginia using new dedicated bike lanes.

Regional Transportation Plan Includes Focus on Improving Pedestrian and Bike Safety

One of the goals outlined in BikePedRVA 2045 is for the Richmond Region to have ZERO traffic-related pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Recent headlines in this newspaper drive home a tragic reality happening along our region’s roadways. “Henrico crash kills pedestrian.” “Bicyclist killed in fatal crash in North Chesterfield.” “Fatal Henrico County bicycle crash underscores increasing…

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The third annual Shared Values in Action Summit took place on September 30, 2022.

Raj Chetty Examines the American Dream in RVA: ‘The Roots of Economic Opportunity Are Hyper Local’

The third annual Shared Values in Action Summit took place on September 30, 2022. Harvard economist Raj Chetty joined attendees at the third annual Shared Values in Action Summit in September to discuss opportunities to increase economic mobility for families with low incomes.   Organized by ChamberRVA, in partnership with the Community Foundation for a greater…

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Advocate Matthew Shapiro Joins for October Better Together Webinar: ‘I want to see a world that is more accessible to all people”

PlanRVA is excited to have Matthew Shapiro (Founder and CEO of 6 Wheels Consulting), join us for this month’s Better Together Webinar. October is Disability Awareness Month and PlanRVA is back with an important conversation with Matthew Shapiro for our Better Together webinar series on Thursday, Oct. 27 at noon. Shapiro is the founder and…

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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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