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The Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia (RPCVA) is an organization dedicated to identifying, publicizing and satisfying the unique planning needs of small towns and rural areas. RPCVA implements many goals and objectives which assist with the special planning needs of its membership.

2017 Conference Registration Open!

2016 Conference


   A Big Thank You from the RPC

   38th Annual RPC Conference: A Great Success!
      Networking, Skill-building Mark Rural Planners Conference
       By: Andy Sorrell, AICP

he 38th Annual Conference of the Virginia Rural Planning Caucus was a great success; again bringing together rural planners, consultants, local government administrators, elected and appointed officials and other friends of rural planning over an exciting three-day event from October 19-21, 2016.   
   Some 75 attendees from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina met in a spirit of friendship and professional development at Mountain Lake Lodge and Conference Center in Pembroke, Virginia.Three days of great programming included educational opportunities Rural Planners can use to continue to make the communities they live in and represent the wonderful places they are and to manage the changes and challenges facing communities without losing the features that make them unique and special. 
 special thank you to all of our sponsors including Gold Sponsors: Berkley GroupVHDA, The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and Devil's Backbone; Silver Sponsors: Draper Aden Associates, Housing VirginiaRenaissance Planning, EPR, PCVirginia Association of CountiesAnderson & Associates, Inc.CSX Transportation and the Virginia Rural Center.   Special thanks to Zelos, LLC for contributing to the RPC College Scholarship Fund! The strong support of our sponsors helped make the conference possible. 
RPC provides educational and professional development opportunities to rural, small and mid-sized town and county planning professionals to help them understand     the bottom-line    about new legislation, share innovative ideas and gain more efficient planning tools and    techniques to accomplish everyday tasks.
To learn about future RPC conferences, please visit the website   

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