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.
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.
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.
The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission released a report on the Economic Impact Analysis: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization’s Policy Board approved the first Regional Pedestrian Vision Plan for the Roanoke Valley on January 22, 2015. The Plan reflects citizen input and local government collaboration to strategize how to improve walking as a transportation means for everyday trips. Through the development of a regional pedestrian network, in conjunction with supportive land development, attractive walking environments can exist so that people can walk to accomplish their daily needs with greater ease.
NADO recently featured the Livable Roanoke Valley project as part of the Sustainable Communities Learning Network. Since 2011, the NADO Research Foundation has participated in the Sustainable Communities Learning Network as one of the capacity building teams supporting communities and regions that received planning grants as part of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI). Through this program, 143 communities and regions across the country conducted three-year locally-driven planning and visioning efforts to address critical issues such as housing and transportation, economic and workforce development, natural resource protection, education, and other important areas. You can read more from NADO here.