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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.


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2014 Annual Conference a Success!

2014 Group Photo

A Big Thank You from the RPC

36th Annual RPC Conference: A Great Success!
Networking, Skill-building Mark Rural Planners Conference
    By: Bill Fritz, AICP
he 36th 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 15-17, 2014.  Some 75 attendees from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina met in a spirit of friendship and professional development at Smith Mountain Lake at Mariners Landing Resort in Bedford County, 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.  This year’s conference afforded planners the opportunity to have open and frank conversations with representatives of the state government  that    directly impact rural communities.
  Special thanks is extended to Stephen Versen with the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund and The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.,   24th Senatorial District.  Their willingness to speak candidly and consider the concerns of Rural Planners was refreshing and appreciated.
   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 2014 conference (10.5 credits available for those that attended the entire conference) please click the link below: