The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is a regional council of fourteen member local governments
in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. According to Virginia’s Regional Cooperation Act, NVRC is a political subdivision (a government agency) within the Commonwealth.
View NVRC's Charter
View NVRC's Bylaws
Each member jurisdiction appoints one or more representative(s) from its governing body to serve on NVRC’s board of 25 Commissioners
. Only elected officials may be appointed, and the number of representatives per jurisdiction is population-based. The Commission is served by a highly trained staff
, including a demographer and research analyst, regional planners, a civil engineer, human services professionals, technicians, and administrative support personnel.
With a rich history
spanning 60 years, NVRC’s chief roles and functions have focused on providing information, performing professional and technical services for its members, and serving as a mechanism for regional coordination. Current programs and projects
address a wide array of local government interests.
The Voice of Northern Virginia
As the Voice of Northern Virginia, NVRC is the primary representative of the Northern Virginia perspective, relating the region's interests to state government, to other geographic areas of Virginia, and to the metropolitan area.
The work of the Commission is supported by annual contributions from its member local governments, by appropriations of the Virginia General Assembly, and by a variety of grants, contracts and fees from both governmental and private sector sources.