VISION: To become the preferred provider of regional solutions to local challenges.
MISSION: To bring diverse resources together at the regional level in partnership with local, state, and federal entities to strengthen all regions and the Commonwealth.
As Planning District Commissions (PDCs) were chartered and organized, their executive directors began meeting to share ideas and concerns. These meetings were eventually formalized into the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC). Nineteen PDCs are members of the Association.
The purpose of the Association is to improve general community planning education and to encourage, promote, and assist physical, social, and economic planning within the Commonwealth of Virginia by coordination and cooperation among the Commonwealth's several Planning District Commissions, so as to heighten effectiveness and efficiency, provide mutual assistance, exchange ideas and otherwise promote understanding.
VAPDC undertakes many activities and projects to meet the needs of Virginia's PDCs. Annual activites include: Association conferences; conferences to examine regional issues; geographic information systems conference; and sponsorship of workshops and meetings on topics of interest to the regional community; and a legislative reception for the Virginia General Assembly.