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The Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia is an organization dedicated to identifying, publicizing and satisfying the unique planning needs of small towns and rural areas. RPC implements many goals and objectives which assist with the special planning needs of its membership.

2014 Conference Held October 15-17, 2014

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2013 Annual Conference a Success!


2013 Hike up the Mountain

A Big Thank You from the RPC


35th Annual RPC Conference: A Great Success!

Networking, Skill-building Mark Rural Planners Conference


he 35th Annual Virginia Rural Planning Caucus Conference was a great success; again bringing together rural planners, consultants, local government administrators, elected and appointed officials and other friends of rural planning over an exciting three-day event from October 7-9, 2013.  Some 75 attendees and their families from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina met in a spirit of friendship and professional development atop Salt Pond Mountain at Mountain Lake Hotel in Giles County, Virginia.   
With three days of great programming cumulating in the Thursday evening Octoberfest dinner and the ever popular awards ceremony. The RPC conference was the place to be to compare experiences, exchange views and  hone your planning skills.

Participants experienced Rural Planning firsthand and learned about opportunities to innovate and invigorate rural communities.  The conference had a full schedule of sessions on rural planning as well as a mobile workshop touring several nearby communities. 

A special thank you to our sponsors, executive board and supporters who made this conference possible. 
RPC provides educational and professional development opportunities to rural, small and midsized town and county planning professionals to help them understand the bottom-line about new legislation, share innovative ideas and gain more efficient planning tools and techniques to accomplish everyday tasks. 
To learn about future RPC conferences, please visit the website at   
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To register you AICP CM credits from the 2013 conference (8.5 credits available for those that attended the entire conference) please click the link below: