The Lynchburg, New River Valley and Roanoke Workforce Boards are successfully collaborating on a $300,000 GO Virginia Grant aims to stimulate the region’s economic growth by closing the “skill and interest gaps” among workers in middle-to high skilled occupations in manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology through an increase training opportunities for existing workers and also by developing additional career pathway programs for young people.

The Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC) selected former Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster as the 2018 recipient of the Gordon Dixon Award. 

The Gordon Dixon Award recognizes an outstanding public official or community leader who has provided regional leadership and made outstanding contributions to promoting the concept of regionalism in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Across the Commonwealth Workforce Boards are re-branding to reflect a state-wide brand, that being “Virginia Career Works”.

The Virginia Employment Center on Odd Fellows Road is now “Virginia Career Works – Lynchburg".

The Local Government Council, in partnership with the Central Virginia MPO, RIDE Solutions, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), will begin a study to assess opportunities, and to provide strategic guidance, to establish a vanpooling program as a complement to RIDE Solutions’ transportation demand management services. The vanpool program is designed to reduce transportation barriers for area job seekers, especially within the area’s rural communities.

Riders on all Greater Lynchburg Transit Company routes can expect changes to their usual trips starting on Monday, December 17 after the GLTC board unanimously approved the most significant route updates to the system in over 15 years. Changes range from time updates to adding bi-directional service and incorporating new stops. Transit company staff held eleven public meetings to solicit feedback from riders before finalizing route recommendations.

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