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NVRC to Host National Capital Region Commuter Fast Ferry Outreach Even
RFQ for Technical Advisory Service
Request for Qualifications for Technical Advisory Services Related to the Joint Procurement of Renewable Energy by NVRC
GO NOVA Seeks Project Letters of Interest starting 9/4/17
GO Virginia Public Meeting Notice 8/24/2017
GO Virginia Public Meeting Notice 8/4/17
Volunteer Opportunities Available to Effect Health Planning Decision Making in Northern Virginia
NVRC Audit RFP Q&A
Questions and Answers for interested firms regarding NVRC audit.
NVRC Solar Map Featured Article in ESRI Magazine
NVRC Updates Regional Bike/Pedestrian Crash Map
NVRC has updated its online map indicating the location of bike and pedestrian injuries
Blanket/Coat Drive for Refugees a Great Success
Market Analysis Finds Commuter Ferry Service Viable
NVRC and NVTC International Committee Sign Framework for Cooperation
Four Mile Run Pedestrian-Cyclist Bridge Professional Competition
NVRC Elects new Officers
On June 25, 2009 Manassas City Council Mayor Harry J. “Hal” Parrish, II was elected Chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Member Martin E. Nohe was re-elected as Vice Chairman.
Guide to Recreational Trails in Northern Virginia
Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the Americas and NVRC host Opening Ceremony
The Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the Americas (LatCham) and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) held a ribbon cutting and reception on May 28 to mark the official opening of LatCham’s new headquarters. The Latvian Chamber of Commerce is sharing office space in Fairfax, VA, with NVRC.
NVRC Publishes 2009 Edition of Quick Guide to Human Services Information and Referral
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission has just released the latest edition of the Quick Guide, an index to more than 1,000 public and private agencies offering a variety of human services to Northern Virginians. The 2009 Guide provides information about services including abuse and neglect of children or adults, alcohol and drug abuse, consumer complaints and protection, day care for children and adults, disability issues, emergency needs, foreclosure counseling, multi-cultural services, health care information, in-home services, rehabilitative services, shelters, and senior and youth services.
Latvian Chamber of Commerce Opens National Headquarters With Northern Virginia Regional Commission
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) announced that the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the Americas has opened its National Headquarters at the NVRC offices in Fairfax, VA
Six Northern Virginia Projects Honored by Community Appearance Alliance
The Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia recognized six projects recently for enhancing the visual quality of Northern Virginia over the past year. Winning entries of the annual Community Appearance Awards include four in Fairfax County and one each in the City of Alexandria and Prince William County
Know Your Toxics Education Campaign
With the upcoming switch to digital television, many residents are looking for information on how to dispose of their old TVs. Fluorescent light bulbs, a common fixture in most office buildings, schools, businesses and government buildings, are popular for their energy efficiency but also contain mercury, a highly toxic substance. Rechargeable batteries, found in more and more cordless electronic devices, also contain highly toxic chemicals and are often disposed of in the trash. The improper storage and disposal of fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries into the trash contaminates the environment, risks human health, and violates the law.
Most Responding to Online Survey Pick Woodrow Wilson as a Favorite Virginia-Born President
Eight of the 44 U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia, and according to a recent online survey, President Woodrow Wilson is the favorite among James Madison, James Monroe, Zachary Taylor, John Tyler, and Wilson
"Quick Guide" to Human Services Information & Referral Available from NVRC
The 2008 edition of the annual Quick Guide, an index to more than 1,000 public and private agencies offering a variety of human services to Northern Virginians is now only $1 each, down from $3.50.
Online Survey Picks Family as a Reason for Living in Northern Virginia
According to the results of an opinion survey posted on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s web site beginning in early January, more people say family -- more than a job, cultural attractions or proximity to D.C. -- is the primary reason they live in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia Study Includes Strategies To Link Land Use, Climate Change and Transportation
A report presented to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) on January 22 identifies specific strategies for Northern Virginia which would improve linkages between land use, climate change and transportation. The study highlights strategies to reduce travel times, reduce vehicle miles traveled, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainable energy use practices
Parrish, Nohe and Pepper Elected Officers of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Manassas City Council Mayor Harry J. “Hal” Parrish, II has been elected Chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Member Martin E. Nohe has been elected as NVRC Vice Chairman, and Alexandria Vice Mayor Redella “Del” Pepper has been elected Treasurer of NVRC and as the new Chairman of the Operations Committee.
Northern Virginia Local Governments Issue Pre-emptive Emergency Declarations
Consistent with the actions of Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine regarding preparations for the presidential inauguration, the Northern Virginia local governments agreed today that each will declare a state of local emergency effective Jan. 17-21, 2009. The declarations will allow these governments to more easily get the resources needed to respond and recover from any potential emergencies related to the 56th presidential inauguration.
Let’s Go “Green” for the Holidays
Northern Virginia officials encourage residents to “think green” and keep reuse and recycling at the top of their list when shopping and enjoying the holidays. The Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Waste Board have made their own list of “green holiday” ideas
2-1-1 Connects Those in Need to Help for the Northern Virginia Region
Faced with the impacts of the economic downturn, the credit crisis, home foreclosures and layoffs, more people than ever are seeking information about health and human services and other assistance but don’t know where to call. Now there is one convenient number which is answered seven days a week around the clock: 2-1-1. The call is free and confidential.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Honors NVRC
COG has honored NVRC with its Regional Partnership Award for its leadership in organizing the first joint U.S. and European Conference of Metropolitan Regional Councils, which focused on addressing global climate change.
Most Responding to Online Survey Plan to Stay Home on Thanksgiving
What are your Thanksgiving holiday plans? When given four choices, most respondents to an online survey said they plan to stay at home in Northern Virginia with family.
"Excellent Schools" is #1 reason for living in Northern Virginia
"Excellent Schools" is #1 reason for living in Northern Virginia, according to a recent online survey
New Demographic Trends Seen in Northern Virginia Population Shifts
some important demographic trends are emerging in Northern Virginia which may be in response to the impacts of home foreclosures, the financial meltdown, rising fuel costs and immigration enforcement dynamics. Northern Virginia may be experiencing what has been called a
Development of N. Woodbridge/Potomac Focus of Planning Charette
The future development of North Woodbridge in Prince William County will be the focus of an upcoming planning charrette hosted by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Supervisor Frank Principi, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Woodbridge Civic Association.
DC Boundary Stones Restoration Project Among Top Regional Conservation Priorities
The District of Columbia Boundary Stones Restoration Project has been recognized by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance with placement on its 2008 Regional Conservation Priority List
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Leads Joint Study of Region’s Water Supply
Work is underway by more than 20 local governments and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission on the first Northern Virginia Regional Water Supply Plan project. This is the first time that so many local jurisdictions and water supply utilities are working together on a region-wide project and this is the first Water Supply Plan that encompasses all municipalities in Northern Virginia.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Leads Project to Preserve DC Boundary Markers
Work is underway by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission on a project to preserve and rehabilitate the original boundary markers of Washington, D.C, which were placed along the Virginia and Maryland borders with D.C. in 1791. Four Virginia local governments, including the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and Arlington and Fairfax counties, have agreed to fund the project by providing matching funds to a Transportation Enhancement Grant that has been awarded to the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT). NVRC is working on an agreement with DDOT, the National Park Service and the Federal Highways Administration, to administer this project.
“Quick Guide” to Human Services Information and Referral Available from NVRC
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission publishes the annual Quick Guide, an index to more than 1,000 public and private agencies offering a variety of human services to Northern Virginians. The Guide provides information about services including abuse and neglect of children or adults, alcohol and drug abuse, budget counseling, consumer complaints and protection, day care for children and adults, disability issues, emergency needs, multi-cultural services, health care information, in-home services, rehabilitative services, shelters, and senior and youth services.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Elects Officers
Connolly, Parrish and Nohe re-elected Officers of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Four Mile Run to Undergo Spring Cleaning
Beginning in July 2008, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria will conduct maintenance work, including the removal of excessive vegetation and sediment along the Four Mile Run flood control channel. This maintenance effort is required to ensure flood protection for residents and businesses along lower Four Mile Run.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Honored by CrisisLink
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Honored by CrisisLink For Role as Human Services Information Resource
Northern Virginia Leaders Join U.S. and European Associations in Declaration of Cooperation
A “Declaration of Cooperation” has been signed by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and metropolitan regions and areas of the United States and Europe. The Declaration emanated from the first US-European Conference of Metropolitan Regional Councils, held in Alexandria, VA, April 9-12, and will support long-term cooperation between US and European regional councils on the topics of climate change and sustainable energy policies.
First U.S.-European Conference of Metropolitan Councils
First U.S.-European Conference of Metropolitan Councils will focus on climate change and energy conservation.
NVRC Seeks Support on Transportation Improvements Funding Compromise
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission seeks support on funding compromise for Transportation Improvements.
Local Governments Join Forces to Prevent Water Pollution
Local Governments Join Forces to Prevent Water Pollution: Northern Virginia Regional Stormwater Education Campaign
NVRC Calls on State Senate To Reject House School Funding Amendments
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission sent a letter today (Feb. 29) calling on the Virginia Senate to reject categorically the House budget amendments that would change the methodology for re-benchmarking the Standards of Quality (SOQ) for K-12 school funding.
NVRC Publishes 2008 Edition of “Quick Guide” to Human Services Information and Referral
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission has just released the latest edition of the Quick Guide, an index to more than 1,000 public and private agencies offering a variety of human services to Northern Virginians.
New Members Join the Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Six local government elected officials have become new members of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. Due to changes in the membership of the governing boards from three counties following last year’s election, the makeup of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission has also changed.
New members are: John Foust and Patrick Herrity, from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Lori Waters and Scott York, from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors; and Michael May and Frank Principi, from the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Welcomes Launch of 2-1-1 Service
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, a long-time partner with local governments in the provision of human service information and referral to Northern Virginia residents, welcomes the launch of 2-1-1 on Feb. 11.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Urges Federal Government To Reconsider Funding Dulles Project
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, a coalition of 14 local governments, voted overwhelmingly Thursday night (Jan. 24) to urge the Federal Transit Administration to reconsider its decision to not fund the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project – Extension to Wiehle Avenue.
NVRC's 2008 Legislative Program
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s 2008 Legislative Program, presented to members of the General Assembly this week, identifies five key positions related to state policies which are priorities of NVRC member jurisdictions. In addition, the Legislative Program requests an increase in state funding for the planning district commission to support the activities required by state mandate and to meet state objectives best accomplished in collaboration with NVRC’s local government members.