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Navigating Key Policies

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission’s policy section is a comprehensive resource for understanding key policies such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title VI, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It serves as a guide for how the Commission ensures transparency, prevents discrimination, and accommodates individuals with disabilities. The section effectively conveys the Commission’s commitment to these important legal standards, providing valuable information for anyone seeking to understand or engage with their policies.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) section ensures transparency and open access to public records. Adhering to Virginia’s FOIA, it outlines the rights to inspect or receive public records, detailing the request process through various communication means, with reasonable specificity required. The page emphasizes prompt responses within legal timeframes and informs about possible costs. Additionally, it highlights common exemptions and provides direct contact details for the FOIA officer, facilitating an informed and efficient request process for public records.

Title VI And ADA Notice

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission emphasizes its commitment to non-discrimination and accessibility through its Title VI and ADA notices. Upholding the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, it ensures that no one is excluded or discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, or disability. The notices provide clear guidance on the procedures for lodging complaints and requesting modifications or aids for effective communication. This proactive approach demonstrates RVARC’s dedication to inclusivity and equal access in its programs and services.

Regional Legislation

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission maintains a focused approach to keeping communities informed about relevant legislative matters. This includes a curated selection of local, state, and federal legislation impacting the region, ensuring residents and stakeholders are well-informed about developments that could affect them. The approach reflects a commitment to transparency and civic engagement, providing a valuable resource for those seeking to understand the legislative landscape and its implications for the region.