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August 2017 RRRC Newsletter
Meetings this Month

August 8th
Foothills Housing Network
RRRC Board Room | 10am

August 15th
GO Virginia Region 9 Council
Daniel Technology Center, Culpeper | 2:30pm

August 23rd
Regional Commission
RRRC Board Room | 1pm

August 29th (Tentative)
Hazard Mitigation Update Committee
RRRC Board Room | 10am

August 31st
Commuter Services & FAMS Transportation Day
7-11, Route 29, Warrenton | 5am to 10am

Land Use & Environment Committee
RRRC Board Room | 10am

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2017 RRRC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th

Details Forthcoming
RRRC Accepting Nominations for 2017 Leadership Awards!
The Regional Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Regional Distinguished Leadership Awards through August 25th. 2017 marks the 11th year of the awards program that recognize one citizen and one government leader for their service to the Rappahannock-Rapidan region.  Both awards will be presented at the RRRC Annual Meeting on September 27th.

Nominations may be submitted online or you may contact Patrick Mauney at (540) 829-7450 or with any questions.

In 2016, RRRC honored Dr. G. Russell Aylor, Jr. (accepted by his wife Page Aylor) and Mr. John Coates with the Citizen and Government awards, respectively (below).
RRRC Vice-Chair Robert Coiner Re-Elected as VAPDC President
Congratulations are in order to RRRC Vice-Chair and Town of Gordonsville Mayor Robert Coiner on his re-election as President of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC).  Prior to being elected President for a second term, Coiner served as VAPDC's First Vice President, member of the VAPDC Legislative Committee, and member, now Chair, of the VAPDC Audit Committee.

Mayor Coiner is presently the longest-serving member of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, having been appointed to RRRC in April 2005.
RRRC & DCR to Host Floodplain Management Workshop October 11th
RRRC and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host a one-day Floodplain Management Workshop on Wednesday, October 11th beginning at 9am.  The workshop will be held at the Culpeper Community Room at 740 Old Brandy Road in Culpeper.  Lunch will be provided.

To register, please send an email to Michelle Edwards at or call (540) 829-7450.

The workshop will cover a wide range of topics related to Floodplain Management, including:
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Overview
  • Flood Ordinances & Permitting
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
  • Accessing and Using Flood Hazard Data
  • Pre- and Post-Disaster Considerations
  • Community Rating System (CRS)
  • Model Ordinance Updates
  • Virginia Flood Risk Information System (VFRIS)
  • Virginia Dam Safety Database
The workshop is open to all interested participants, but is specifically targeted to locally-designated floodplain administrators, zoning administrators, building officials, GIS managers, emergency management personnel, local planning and engineering staff, and planning commissioners.
Reminder:  Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey Needs Your Input!
The Regional Commission, in coordination with the Counties and Towns in the region, is in the process of updating the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  

A critical piece of the update process is public engagement, and we are gathering local information and input through public surveys related to natural hazards and their effect on the region.  Please take a few minutes to complete the surveys at the links below:


Thank you in advance for your participation!  If you have questions or would like more information on the Hazard Mitigation plan, please call the Regional Commission at (540) 829-7450.
DCR Seeking Input on Virginia Outdoor Survey
Since the 1970s, the Virginia Outdoors Survey (VOS) has been conducted as a random survey of Virginia residents. The survey assesses the popularity and needs for outdoor recreation facilities across the commonwealth. The results of the survey provide critical data points for the development of the Virginia Outdoors Plan by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

For the first time, the 2017 survey is open to the general public. The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you and all interested participants to take the 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey. The survey is open through 5PM on Friday, August 24th.

Click here to take the 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey!
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