Livable Roanoke Valley Releases Draft Strategies

The Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley is an initiative of more than 60 organizations in the Roanoke Valley, and is being led by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission and the Council of Community Services. The initiative seeks to promote economic opportunity and a greater quality of life for all Roanoke Valley residents through the development of the valley’s first regional plan for livability.

Livable Roanoke Valley has taken a straight-forward approach to understanding and addressing key issues affecting the region.  We have engaged businesses, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and over 1,200 private citizens across the region to gain a strong understanding of our shared values, vision, and priorities. Working together, we developed a picture of our potential futures based on a detailed analysis of key trends at the local, state, and national level.  We are now doing the important work of identifying a small number of regionally supported strategies to reach our vision and goals. During the fall of 2013, we will develop measures of success and gain commitments from key organizations and local governments to work towards implementation of the strategies.  The final plan will be adopted and launched in early 2014. 

Review the draft strategies at http://livableroanoke.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Strategy-Workshop-Presentation.pdf.

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