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

Interested in learning more about the Virginia Main Street program? Join us on Wednesday, January 27 at 1:00pm for an informative webinar designed for elected officials, but also great for anyone who wants to learn about the benefits of the Main Street program. For more information and to register, please contact Kathleen McEvoy.

Other Announcements/Notices:

2045 Regional Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan  - May 2020

2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)  and " Regional Spotlight ," 2020 CEDS Supplement (11 x 17)

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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