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.

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

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

On behalf of the City of Martinsville, please click here to respond to the City's survey to assist with the Comprehensive Plan update. Help guide the City's future!

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

2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and 2019 CEDS Supplement, "Looking Forward"

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

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

Regional Summit Presentations (Converted to PDF files)


December 2019


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