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Now in its second funding cycle, Virginia's SMARTSCALE program scores transportation projects based on an objective, outcome-based process that is transparent to the public and allows decision-makers to be held accountable to taxpayers. Once projects are scored and prioritized, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has the best information possible to select the right projects for funding.

In February, 2017 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $879,760 in Community Development Block Grant funds to help communities in Appomattox County rebuild from the damage that occurred due to the Category 3 Tornado that tore through a 16-mile stretch of Appomattox County in February 2016.

The Town of Pamplin has one water tank to serve 117 families and businesses connected to the public water system.  Installed in 1978, that tank needs to be refurbished and the Town has secured funding from the Virginia Department of Health to paint the tank and to install chemical feed systems for the water system.

Thursday, April 20 is the Spring Dinner Meeting for the Local Government Council at the Kirkley Hotel, Lynchburg. With doors opening at 6 p.m. for a short reception, and dinner beginning at 6:45 p.m. for only $35, the LGC is honored to welcome Dr. Bob Holsworth as the guest speaker.

Please register no later than Friday, April 14, 2017

The Region 2000 Workforce Development Board and Region 2000 Workforce Council have approved the revised and updated Strategic Plan for Workforce Development Initiatives guided by a new mission and vision.

New installations have made a significant impact on reducing odors at the regional landfill.

The Region 2000 Local Government Council and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and 35 community leaders collaborated during 2016 to update the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.  http://www.localgovernmentcouncil.org/ceds.html 

The Agriculture and Forestry industries are vital to maintaining the ecological integrity and scenic value of our rural landscapes while contributing substantial benefits to the region's economy. Since 2012, Local Government Council (LGC) staff have worked with various area economic development officials, agricultural extension agents, and experts in the field of agricultural development to explore measures to strengthen the region’s agricultural economy.

The draft Six-Year Improvement Plan (SYIP) is available for public comment.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board will be holding a meeting in the Lynchburg District on April 20, 5:30 p.m., VDOT Offices, Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg to receive comments.  The SYIP is a document that outlines planned spending for transportation projects proposed for construction development or study for the next six years.

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