New River Valley Planning District Commission

The New River Valley Planning District is one of twenty one planning districts in Virginia whose commissions are chartered under Virginia law. Also known as PDC 4, the organization encompasses the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford.

The commission serves the local governments in the area and their citizenry by providing a number of different services ranging from economic development to regional recycling. The purpose of the planning district commission is to promote regional cooperation, to coordinate the activities and policies of member local governments, and to provide planning assistance to local governments. The commission is financed by a combination of local, state, and federal funds.

The Commission Board is comprised of one elected official and one appointed representative from each member organization. An additional elected official is appointed to the Commission for a two year term. In 2000, the Universities and small towns were added to the Commission representation. The New River Valley Planning District members include: the Counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski; the City of Radford; the Towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Floyd, Narrows, Pearisburg, Pulaski, and Rich Creek; and Radford University and Virginia Tech.


Commission Members

Commissioner Representing
Mr. Fred Gerald* Floyd County
Ms. Evelyn Janney Floyd County
Mr. Leon Law Giles County
Mr. Richard McCoy* Giles County
Ms. Annette Perkins* Montgomery County
Mr. Michael Harvey Montgomery County
Dr. Doug Warren Pulaski County
Mr. Charles Bopp* Pulaski County
Dr. Helen Harvey City of Radford
Mr. Michael Turk* City of Radford
Mr. Michael Sutphin* Town of Blacksburg
Ms. Cecile Newcomb* Town of Blacksburg
Ms. Holly Lesko Town of Blacksburg
Mr. Scott Weaver, Treasurer Town of Christiansburg
Mr. Henry Showalter* Town of Christiansburg
Mr. Mike Patton, Past-Chair* Town of Floyd
Mr. Thomas Garrett* Town of Narrows
Ms. Susie Journell* Town of Pearisburg
Mr. Greg East, Vice-Chair* Town of Pulaski
Mr. Larry Clevinger Town of Pulaski
Mr. William Kantsios* Town of Rich Creek
Mr. Joe Carpenter, Member at Large Radford University
Mr. Jason Soileau Virginia Tech
Mr. Kevin Sullivan, Chair Virginia Tech

* Elected Official