RVARC provides a variety of community development services for the region’s localities. Region wide projects include development of the Strategic Plan, community development block grant regional priority development, and serving as liaison to the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Appalachian Regional Commission. RVARC provides technical assistance to localities in the form of updates to local comprehensive plans, land use ordinances, recreation plans and grant management.

Staff has also provided the following services to member governments: redistricting, grant writing, open space and recreation planning, mapping and GIS services, demographic analysis, and many other forms of economic, transportation and community planning assistance.

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