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Livable Roanoke Valley Summit
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When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Where: Roanoke Higher Education Center
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Join the Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley (PLRV) Friday, March 30th togauge our progress on the Livable Roanoke Valley Plan. We will have speakers who will be highlighting programs and successes related to the plan.We will also engage participants in a discussion of future goals and priorities for the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany region.


In 2012 the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) and the Council of Community Services (CCS) worked cooperatively to create the PLRV and developed the Livable Roanoke Valley Plan.


The PLRV through its planning process pursued a straight-forward approach to understanding and addressing key issues affecting the region.More than 60 partner organizations, and over 1,200 citizens participated in the planning process with the goal of gaining a clearer picture of our region's values, vision, and priorities.Over a two-year period, the Partnership held several outreach events. As a result of these outreach events, the Partnership developed 11 strategic initiatives to achieve goals in the areas of economic development, workforce development, health, and natural assets.


We want to make sure you are aware of the progress that the PLRV is making across our goal areas. The current four goal areas are:






8:00Registration & Networking

8:30Welcoming Remarks, Shirley Holland, Chair of the Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley and Vice President of Planning and Community Development, Carilion Clinic

8:40Economic Development, Beth Doughty, Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Partnership

8:50Workforce Development, Jake Gilmer, Executive Director, Virginia’s Blue Ridge Works

9:00Energy Conservation, Daniel Cohen, Energy Specialist, Roanoke College

9:10Using the Regions Natural Assets for Building Quality of Life, Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding, Roanoke Regional Partnership

9:20Stormwater and Water Quality, Dwayne D’Ardenne, Stormwater Utility Manger, City of Roanoke

9:30 - Healthy Roanoke Valley, Shirley Holland, VP, Planning and Community Development, Carilion Clinic


9:50Facilitated Group Exercise

10:15Group Reporting and Final Thoughts







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