Like most other organizations, VAPDC is adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic and has cancelled its annual Summer Conference for 2020. And like most other organizations, we do not want to lose touch with you!  Conferences provide an opportunity to present timely educational and informational content, while providing a forum for connecting with one another to exchange ideas and information. Since we are unable to do that in person, VAPDC is bringing these things to you in a Summer Series, Four Thursday’s in July.


These four online meetings will cover a variety of topics and be 1 ½ hours in length. So, mark your calendar for July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 (10:00 am – 11:30 am) to connect and learn with VAPDC!

Meeting Schedule


Week 1—July 9, 2020

The Other Side of COVID-19: A Futurist’s View 




Week 2—July 16, 2020

Travel, Tourism and Leisure - Seeking to be Stronger

Speaker Profiles







VAPDC Annual Business Meeting will be held after this session 11:30-12:00

Business Meeting Documents


Week 3—July 23, 2020

Transportation and Mobility Reimagined - Making It Future Ready

VAPDC continues its examination of the impacts of COVID-19 with a session focused on building transit service and ridership for the future, as well as a look at highway travel habits, state transportation revenues, and future planning scenarios.

Speaker Profiles

Week 4—July 30, 2020

Virginia PDCs: Regional Responses and Resources



Participants can register for each of these sessions individually or the series of four at a discounted rate.
All Four Meetings: $35 
Best Deal (no longer available)
Per Session: $10


Participants will receive login information prior to the event(s) they have registered for with instructions for joining the meeting and any applicable details and handouts.


More information to come!

Rita D. McClenny, President and Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Tourism Corporation

Eric Terry, President, Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association

Cassidy Rasnick, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Director, Office of Outdoor Recreation, Commonwealth of Virginia

John Martin, CEO & Managing Partner

Southeastern Institute for Research

Speaker Profile

Martin will discuss what the "other side" of COVID-19 might look like for Virginia's communities. Be sure to join VAPDC for this interactive online session that will launch VAPDC's Summer Series 2020.

Julie Timm, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Richmond Transit Company

Stephen Brich, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation

2020 Summer Series Sponsors

Summer Series Sponsor Profiles

Bronze Sponsors


VML/VACo Finance

2021 Virginia Partners

Partner Profiles

Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions

1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-133

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454