Wednesday, December 25, 2013

NRV Planning District Commission seeking nominations

By Brian Perdue

The New River Valley Planning District Commission is hosting an awards program to recognize individuals that contribute significantly to their communities.

The commission is seeking nominees for its inaugural awards that will be announced March 12, 2014 at the commission’s annual dinner.

The focus will be on candidates that improve communities through their dedication, collaborative approach and impact. Award nominations can be submitted by anyone in the region and must be received by Jan. 10, 2014 in order to be considered.

The three award categories are as follows. Click on the name to go to an online nomination form:

  • Champion of the Valley: an elected official (past or present) from within or representing the New River Valley that has made significant contributions for the betterment of the region.
  • Citizen of the Valley: a citizen of the New River Valley that has made significant contributions toward the betterment of the region.
  • Friend of the Valley: someone that lives outside of the New River Valley and has made significant contributions to the betterment of the region.

The New River Valley Planning District Commission has been serving its member governments and universities for more than 40 years.  The NRVPDC serves the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski; the City of Radford; the towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Floyd, Narrows, Pearisburg, Pulaski and Rich Creek; and Radford University and Virginia Tech.

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