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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.


2016 Conference  Planning Underway!

Planning is now underway for the 2016 conference. Conference registration is expected to open by June 1, 2016. 
 2016 Save the Date

2016 APA Virginia Conference Registration Now Open!

           Please consider joining our friends with APA Virginia for their annual conference at Wintergreen Resort July 17-20, 2016!

2015 Annual Conference a Success!


A Big Thank You from the RPC

37th Annual RPC Conference: A Great Success!
Networking, Skill-building Mark Rural Planners Conference
    By: Andy Sorrell, AICP
he 37th Annual Conference of the Virginia Rural Planning Caucus 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 14-16, 2015.  Some 75 attendees from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina met in a spirit of friendship and professional development at Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center in South Boston, Virginia. Three days of great programming included educational opportunities Rural Planners can use to continue to make the communities they live in and represent the wonderful places they are and to manage the changes and challenges facing communities without losing the features that make them unique and special. 
 special thank you to all of our sponsors including Gold Sponsors: Berkley Group and VHDA; Silver Sponsors: Draper Aden Associates, Zelos, LLC, Renaissance Planning, EPR, PC; and Bronze Sponsors: CSX Transportation and the Virginia Rural Center.   The strong support of our sponsors helped make the conference possible.  Additional thanks goes to the RPC Executive Board and particularly Christy Straight, who served as the venue coordinator for the 2015 conference. Thank you!
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   
Click below to view a copy of our 2015 conference agenda and presentations (must be logged in):
    Click below to view photos from our 2015 conference (must be logged in): 
    To register you AICP CM credits from the 2015 conference (10.5 credits available for those that attended the entire conference) please click the link below: 

Thank You To Our 2015 Conference Sponsors!



Bronze Sponsor

Virginia Rural Center

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