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The Virginia Association of Planning Commissions (VAPDC) returns with a short series of educational and informational programs to kick off the new year. These three online meetings will cover pertinent topics just in time for the start of 2024. So, mark your calendar for

January 5, February 9, and March 1 to connect and learn with VAPDC!

We Hope You Enjoyed Our Winter Series 2024 Event!

Check out the slides and recordings from each event below


Also Presenting


Kevin Byrd

VAPDC Treasurer

New River Valley RC Executive Director

Robert Crum

Hampton Roads PDC Executive Director


William H. Leighty

Managing Partner



Program 3—Friday, March 1, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Program Recording

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Localities and Planning Districts Succeeding Together

Join local and regional officials for this session that will explore regionalism and ways in which localities and planning districts can achieve success through collaborative projects and programs.


Chris Price

City Manager

City of Chesapeake



Chris McKlarney

County Administrator,

Giles County, VA


Program 2—Friday, February 9, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM

See Program Slides Here

Program Recording

Housing as an Economic Development Strategy


Virginia Housing recently released a study that explores linkages between housing and economic development. It identifies housing as an increasingly central factor in decisions that businesses make about relocation, expansion, and formation. Join us for an overview of the findings and recommendations for integrating housing and economic development strategies.


Presenter: Fabrizio Fasulo

Director of Policy and Planning

Virginia Housing


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Program 1—Friday, January 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 PM

See Program Slides Here

Program Recording


Ready, Set, Go: It's Time for the 2024 General Assembly


A new-look General Assembly will convene in early January with a new legislative building, many new lawmakers and new issues for 2024. This session will dig into the legislative session’s nuts and bolts, highlight the governor’s budget proposal and anticipated legislative issues,

 and take a look at the politics of it all.

Presenter: David Blount

Executive Director

Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions

Director of Legislative Services

Thomas Jefferson PDC


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Thank You to Our

2024 Winter Series Sponsors

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