WELCOME TO THE WPPDC
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
Join us as we celebrate artisans around the region! The Artisans Center of Virginia's Smith River Artisan Trail and 'Round the Mountain's Southwest Virginia Artisan Trails are pleased to announce this two-in-one special event at the Quality Inn/Dutch Inn, 2360 Virginia Ave, Collinsville, VA 24078!
"Are you Trade Show Ready?" Artisan Seminar will be held from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, and a Meet & Greet Preview will take place from 5:30-7:00 pm on Friday, October 12, 2018
"Virginia Artisan Market" will follow on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, featuring handmade products and designs by artisan trail members, representing all creative and agricultural artist/artisan mediums.
Dan River Region Collaborative Living Wage Report (DRRC - March 2017)
Regional Summit Presentations (Converted to PDF files)