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

Employment Opportunities:

Associate Director/Program Administrator

Grants Coordinator

Requests for Proposals:

Request for Proposals/SOQs for Development of a Regional Pandemic Recovery and Resiliency Plan (Respond by 4 pm, September 30, 2020)

Other Announcements/Notices:

Danville MPO Title VI Plan - (Draft) for Public Review and Comment through 9/22/2020

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are conducting a survey of businesses in Virginia to understand how businesses changed their worksite operations and plans for returning to the office, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. VDOT and DRPT want to learn about businesses' experience with employee telework before COVID-19, during the pandemic, and plans for future operations. Additionally, they would like to know about businesses' policies regarding commuter incentives and work environment. Please complete the survey here: The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and there is an option to leave contact information for future surveys and for assistance from DRPT's Telework!VA program that provides free assistance to Virginia's businesses to formalize or improve telework/work-from-home programs.

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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