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

The MPO is seeking Public Comments (Online Meeting, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 4:00—6:00 p.m.)  on the Danville MPO DRAFT FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Due to the COVID?19 pandemic, an online meeting will be held in lieu of an in?person meeting. Anyone wishing to submit comments or participate via this virtual public informational meeting should contact Dave Hoback, Danville MPO Administrator, by 5:00 p.m. on June 15, at or call (276) 638?3987.

2045 DRAFT Regional Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan - March 2020

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

2020 CENSUS JOBS available!  The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census here for more information (

WE WANT YOUR INPUT regarding the Danville MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan.  Click here for more information (Website:

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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