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About the Commission

Strengthening the Region Through Collaboration

PlanRVA is a regional convener, planning agency and provider of essential services to the localities of the Richmond Region.

We are an organization comprising nine local governments for the purpose of encouraging collaboration to address regionally significant issues and opportunities. Also known as the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC), our organization encompasses the localities of Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and Richmond.

PlanRVA convenes community representatives to build relationships and capacity across the region; provides technical assistance to member jurisdictions; serves as a liaison between local, state and federal governments; and implements services when requested by members.

What We Do

The mission of PlanRVA is to promote regional cooperation and collaboration between government, private sector and community organizations to improve the quality of life for citizens in the planning district.

Partnering to Enable Outcomes That Matter for Our Region

PlanRVA works to promote a higher quality of life and a vibrant economy through Community Development, Emergency Management, Environment and Transportation programs and planning.

Our goals are to:

  • 1

    Create Value for the Region

  • 2

    Prioritize Based on Customer Needs

  • 3

    Promote Regional Success

  • 4

    Build a Regional Resource Center


PlanRVA is unique because it is the one place where all nine localities in the Region are convened at the same time. We provide regional solutions for regional challenges, focusing on the short- and long-term investments that are needed to keep our Region strong and prosperous.

Our capabilities include:

  • Funding Services
  • Planning Services
  • Project Management
  • Public Engagement
  • Convening & Facilitation
  • Research, Modeling, GIS