• Our Mission

    To be a regional leader in driving collaboration and strategy within our communities on issues that are critical to the economic growth, quality of life and sustainability of this region.

  • Planning

    The Regional Commission helps local governments address regionally significant issues with planning designed to enhance our region’s infrastructure, promote our region’s economic growth, and improve and sustain our region’s quality of life. 

  • Transportation

    The Regional Commission provides long-range transportation planning for the Roanoke Valley and rural localities within our region. Regionally coordinated approaches to planning and developing our region’s transportation infrastructure is central to the mobility of our citizens and supporting businesses that rely on logistics and supply chain management.

Serving its member governments for over 45 years

Regional Commission, Roanoke County, and Roanoke County Public Schools issue RFP

Oct 08, 2018

The County of Roanoke, on behalf of the County, Roanoke County Public Schools, and the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is requesting formal, sealed proposals from professional Architectural & Engineering firms registered and licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide multiple open-end contracts for certain Planning, Architectural and Engineering (PA&E) services.

For more information, visit: https://www.roanokecountyva.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=889

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Bike to Work Day

Oct 05, 2018

The bike room was full and the parking lot empty when RVARC employees organized and celebrated Bike to Work Day!

Bikes in the Bike Room

Bikes in the Bike Room

Bike to Work Breakfast

Bike to Work Breakfast

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2018 Regional Leadership Trip – Destination Winston-Salem, NC

Sep 28, 2018

The Coalition for Economic Development held its first Regional Leadership Trip in 1997. Since that time, public and private sector leaders have had an opportunity to visit other regions to see how these regions approached various issues of concern or were able to capitalize on opportunities to improve the quality of life for their citizens. Over the last two decades, Roanoke’s leaders have visited places such as Chattanooga, TN; Portland, Maine; Pittsburgh, PA and Greenville, TN. The 2018 Trip will be the 13th in a series of such events.

During the three days, we will have an opportunity to
see how the Winston-Salem area has transitioned from an industrial to a technology economy
as described in the book – From Tobacco to Technology: Reshaping Winston-Salem for the
21st Century.

Download the preliminary Itinerary which includes:

  • A tour of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
  • Presentations on promoting economic development through regional collaboration
  • A look at the Goler Community Development Corporation
  • A review of the region’s approach to building a skilled workforce, and
  • A look at how Winston-Salem transformed its downtown to a tourism center through promoting arts/culture and entertainment venues.

Please register online by Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions. We hope you make plans now to join us October 28-30 in Winston-Salem!

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