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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.

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

To provide input regarding the West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan Update, please use this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYRN9F5) to take a brief survey or contact us.

Floodplain Management Workshop - Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA

 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

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

BCC Report - Engaging Collaborative Communities (April 2017) and Workforce Development Presentations

Regional Summit Presentations (Converted to PDF files)


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