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2016 Corporate Sponsor Profiles
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Draper Aden Associates
From planning through construction phase services, Draper Aden Associates will help you achieve a lasting positive impact for your region. We are a full-service consulting engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm with four offices located in Virginia and one in North Carolina. We have worked with Planning District Commissions and other regional organizations across the Commonwealth on water supply planning; stormwater management program development; solid waste management planning, design and environmental monitoring; and economic development projects.

The Berkley Group
The Berkley Group is a professional consulting firm with local government experts dedicated to assisting localities specializing in the areas of planning, zoning, transportation, public works, project management and communications, community involvement, and group facilitation. We bring a collaborative approach to our projects with an array of professional resources. When necessary, we partner with other firms to keep the client’s needs first while minimizing overhead costs. Our staff brings over thirty years of direct experience in local government focusing on land use, transportation, project management, comprehensive planning and problem solving. We have strong ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia and understand the challenges facing local governments today. We provide personal attention and superior service delivery to our clients.

Virginia Resources Authority
VRA provides innovative and cost-effective financial solutions to meet the infrastructure needs of communities. From water and sewer improvements to transportation and public safety projects, VRA is available to assist local governments and regional authorities with affordable financing for all their capital improvement needs. Since its inception in 1984, VRA has provided over $5 billion of financing for more than 950 infrastructure projects across Virginia.


Profile coming soon.

Joyce Engineering
Founded in 1983, Joyce Engineering is a full-service Consulting Engineering firm with clients throughout the southeastern U.S. While historically known for its Waste Industry engineering expertise, during the past decade Joyce Engineering has developed a unique team of engineers, environmental scientists and consultants that provide technical experience on various environmental and engineering projects. JOYCE has expanded its engineering and environmental teams to include consultants in stormwater management, site development/master planning, geotechnical evaluations, groundwater monitoring and remediation, landfill gas monitoring and remediation, leachate management, air quality, construction administration, and construction quality assurance/quality control. Joyce is a client-centered business that serves a client base composed of local governments, industries, private sector companies and regional authorities.

VC3 is a dynamic, southeast based managed IT services provider that specializes in serving local governments. VC3 supports the technology needs of over 150 local governments in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and is the Strategic Technology Partner for the North Carolina League of Municipalities and the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

VC3 provides clients with a broad selection of IT solutions, supported by over 90 employees. With 21 years of experience working with local governments and a highly qualified team of professionals, VC3 is prepared to meet the IT needs of your organization. Our account executive is Jeff Kerr and he can be reached at or 800.733.7333. 

Virginia Bicycling Federation
The Virginia Bicycling Federation is a statewide advocacy organization working to improve the safety, convenience, and acceptance of bicycling; and to promote bicycling for transportation, recreation, public health and economic development. We promote bicyclist safety through education for bicyclists and motorists. We encourage bicycling as a safe, low cost, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and healthy means of transportation and recreation. We assist state, regional and local governments to promote bicycling-oriented tourism, and economic development through bicycling. VBF is an all-volunteer organization, with no paid staff.

Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is committed to creating safe, affordable, and prosperous communities to live, work and do business in Virginia. DHCD partners with Virginia’s communities to develop their economic potential, regulates Virginia’s building and fire codes, provides training and certification for building officials and invests more than $100 million each year into housing and community development projects throughout the state, the majority of which are designed to help low-to-moderate income citizens. By partnering with local governments, nonprofit groups, state and federal agencies, and others, DHCD is working to improve the quality of life for Virginians.

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)
VHDA is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1972, to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. VHDA provides mortgages, primarily for first-time homebuyers and developers of quality rental housing. We use no state taxpayer dollars, but raise money in the capital markets to fund our loans. We also teach free homeownership classes, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable. VHDA works with lenders, developers, local governments, community service organizations and others to help put quality housing within the reach of every Virginian. Since our founding, VHDA has committed financing for more than 174,500 single family homes and 135,000 multifamily units.

RK&K Engineers
Since our founding in 1923, the RK&K team has satisfied both public and private sector clients by providing multi-discipline planning, engineering, environmental, and construction services. RK&K's technical expertise places us 84th on the Engineering News Record’s 2013 listing of the Top 500 Design Firms. Our award-winning and diversified staff is experienced in an array of planning and design disciplines. Every one of our 875 team members understands what it takes to deliver success to our clients: Responsive People and Creative Solutions.

Surdex Corporation
Surdex is a leading provider of geospatial data services to a diverse client base. We are committed to accurate services that are of the highest quality. We have served clients since 1954.

Surdex’s objective is to serve as a partner in helping clients across North America achieve their objectives in the most economical and efficient manner possible. In addition to providing better products than the competition, we invest a significant amount of time in understanding client needs and working with them to create a solution that will best meet their mapping goals.

McCormick Taylor, Inc.
McCormick Taylor is an engineering and environmental organization dedicated to providing innovative design and planning solutions in the transportation field and other areas. We are a creative and forward-thinking consulting firm, always in pursuit of better and more economical ways to handle projects from concept to completion

Serving a diverse group of clients, our primary areas of expertise include all aspects of civil engineering, transportation and land use planning, environmental studies, and communications and management consulting.

The Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development connects Virginia Tech faculty, companies, and communities in ways that help create, retain, and enhance the quality of jobs and opportunities around the Commonwealth. Economic conditions in recent years have raised the level of attention nationally towards economic development and job creation. Increasingly universities are looked to for answers. Not only do we put people together to find those answers, fielding scores of inquiries from or on behalf of companies annually, but we add value to the process through our expertise in an array of topics critical to economic development.

The diverse team that delivers all this brings unique experience and expertise in business, state, regional and local economic development, as well as educational leadership and administration.