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. Continue reading

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.


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. 

Economic Impact of Arts and Culture

In 2010, the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission completed an “Economic Impact of the Arts and Cultural Industry in the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia” and an “Economic Impact of the Arts and Cultural Industry in the City of Roanoke”.

In 2013, the City of Roanoke requested that the staff of the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission revisit aspects of those reports to again determine the economic contribution of arts and culture on the Region. Continue reading