The Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley is a coalition of organizations across the region working together to support a broad range of initiatives that make the Roanoke Valley a better place to live – including protecting our air quality and improving community health. The upcoming summit is a good opportunity to learn the progress that Livable Roanoke has made since its inception.
Join the Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley (PLRV) Friday, March 30th to gauge 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:
- Economic Development: Create jobs, increase incomes, and grow businesses to improve the quality of life for all residents in the Roanoke Region.
- Workforce Development: Provide access to job training and educational advancement by fostering a culture of lifelong learning for people of all ages.
- Healthy Roanoke Valley: Mobilize community resources to improve access to care, coordination of services, and promote culture of wellness.
- Natural Assets: Work collaboratively to preserve the historic, cultural, and natural assets of the region.