Virginia Museum of Natural History Philpott Lake Overlook, Henry County Smith Mountain Lake, Franklin County White Oak Mountain, Pittsylvania County Dan River, Danville Primland Resort, Patrick County Harvester Performance Center


The West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC) is a regional planning organization serving the counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania; the cities of Danville and Martinsville; and the Town of Rocky Mount. Formed in 1970, the WPPDC is one of twenty-one state designated planning districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia charged with developing collaborative regional approaches to issues of greater than local impact including, but not limited to, economic development, transportation, and legislative priorities. We celebrate our 50th anniversary this year and are happy to have served our region all this time.

The WPPDC seeks to carry out its mission by facilitating regional thinking and dialogue among the district's local governments, K-12 and higher educational institutions, economic development organizations, workforce development, and other key stakeholders. In other states, organizations like PDC's are known as regional councils, regional commissions, and councils of government.


Public Announcements, Notices, and Events of Interest

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The West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC) seeks general public and private sector input on the 2021 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Document (CEDS). The CEDS is a critical planning document to help promote/develop economic growth and development programs for the region. The PDC requests comments on the CEDS during the 30-day public review period ending March 26, 2021. Send comments and/or questions to or mail to WPPDC, PO Box 5268, Martinsville, VA 24115. The WPPDC ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964. If special assistance is needed for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact 276-638-3987 or with at least 48 hours’ notice.

Other Announcements/Notices:

Danville MPO Title VI Plan - September 2020

2045 Regional Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan  - May 2020

West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan - 2018  & Interactive Regional Map (For individual maps, click " Documents / Publications " tab and then " Transportation " link)

Dan River Region Collaborative Living Wage Report (DRRC - March 2017)


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