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Local and Regional Land Use Planning: Coordinate regional land use and transportation planning initiatives and provide technical support to local planning programs.

Hazard Mitigation Planning: Coordinate hazard mitiagation planning in consultation with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Administration.  Elements of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Region's Hazard Mitigation Planning Program include:

  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Regional mitigation goals and strategies based on vulnerabilities
  • Local and regional implementation program
  • Progress evaluation
  • Educational and informational programs
  • Administration of grant programs


Regional Water Resources Planning: Implementation of federal and state planning requirements and local planning initiatives; staff support to the Water Resources Policy Committee.

Regional Solid Waste Planning: Implementation of state planning requirements and local initiatives; staff support to the Solid Waste Management Technical Committee; administration of the regional tire operations program and regional glass grinding program. 

Regional Air Quality Planning: Implementation of federal and state planning requirements; staff support to the Local Government Committee; administration of the Shenandoah Air Quality Program (SHENAIR) which provides research, information, and support to the Valley Air Now Program.

For more information, please contact the NSVRC at (540) 636-8800 or by email to info@nsvregion.org