• 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 50 years

2019 RVARC Annual Report

Nov 25, 2019

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Request for Proposals

Nov 25, 2019

The Western Virginia Workforce Development Board is currently soliciting proposals from qualified professionals to conduct an evaluation study of career and technical education services in the Roanoke Valley and Alleghany Highlands. The study will include an evaluation of previous studies and evaluations done prior to the present, the evaluation of current programmatic and educational activities, communication with regional businesses on their demand and how career and technical education program align with need, and recommendations for regional collaboration.

The full Request for Proposals can be found here: Regional Career and Technical Education Study – Request for Proposals

Questions regarding this RFP can be directed to Morgan Romeo, Executive Director, at mromeo@vcwblueridge.com or by phone at (540) 562-8442.

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Guide to Getting Around Roanoke Valley

Jun 05, 2019

There are many ways to get around the Roanoke Valley without a car. This guide explores  independent transportation options including buses and trolleys, transportation for people with disabilities, taxis, rideshare (Uber & Lyft), bikeshare (Zagster), rental bikes, and rental cars. Intercity bus, passenger rail, and air passenger services provide longer distance options.

Download the Guide To Getting Around Roanoke or visit 313 Luck Ave SW and get your copy today!

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