Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee

Type: Committee

Meeting Frequency: As determined by the Committee

Contact: Secretary: Wayne Strickland, (540) 343-4417; wstrickland@rvarc.org

Members: Four (4)

Member
Term of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
Neil Cummings03/31/20Yes
Joseph L. Cobb03/31/20Yes
John A. Garland03/31/20Yes
Brandon S. Turner03/31/20Yes


Purpose: To develop, maintain, pursue implementation of and complete annual reporting requirements related to the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy document.

The COMMITTEE shall be charged with the following objectives, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

a. To support the ongoing economic development planning process in the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Region, a region Consisting of the Counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke; the Cities of Covington, Roanoke, and Salem; and the Towns of Clifton Forge and Vinton.

b. To prepare draft CEDS documents, CEDS annual reports, Annual implementation schedules, and other documents to be sent to the US Economic Development Administration for review and approval by the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission.

c. To bring to the attention of the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission and the member localities of the Commission various approaches to solving community and economic development related problems.

d. To provide participating jurisdictions, organizations, and private sector entities with information on CEDS initiatives, relevant grant programs, and other related news.