Northern Virginia Regional Commission

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The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is a regional council of fourteen member local governments in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. According to Virginia’s Regional Cooperation Act, NVRC is a political subdivision (a government agency) within the Commonwealth. As the Voice of Northern Virginia, NVRC is the primary representative of the Northern Virginia perspective, relating the region's interests to state government, to other geographic areas of Virginia, and to the metropolitan area.

Mission: As the Voice of Northern Virginia, NVRC is the primary representative of the Northern Virginia perspective, relating the region's interests to state government, to other geographic areas of Virginia, and to the metropolitan area.

NVRC's Chairman-elect recently testified before the US House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.
06/26/2019

NVRC's Chairman-elect recently testified before the US House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.

Mayor P. David Tarter testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures yesterday. The topic was the new state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap.

"It only hurts hardworking families and municipalities like mine," Mayor Tarter said in his testimony. "When stacked up against the imposing costs of living [in the DC Metro area], many of our residents struggle to make house payments, pay taxes and make ends meet."

He continued, "[The SALT deduction cap] means that tax dollars that could have gone to the city are now going to the federal government, and there is less money available for essential local services like schools, police, and fire protection."

Watch his testimony via CSPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4804553/city-falls-church-mayor-p-david-tarters-testimony-house-ways-means-subcommittee

Read his full testimony here: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/mayor-tarter-testifies-before-the-house-ways-and-means-subcommittee-about-new-salt-deduction-cap

90+ degree weather heading our way for several days. The CDC has put together a good number of tips to stay safe during ...
06/25/2019

90+ degree weather heading our way for several days. The CDC has put together a good number of tips to stay safe during the hot weather. Most importantly please take the time to check on neighbors or friends who may be at risk. And, don't forget your pets. https://www.cdc.gov/Features/ExtremeHeat/

Kicked off our LED Street Light planning meeting today with several of our local government partners. We are pleased to ...
06/25/2019

Kicked off our LED Street Light planning meeting today with several of our local government partners. We are pleased to be able to work with our local governments to help them save electricity, taxpayer dollars and protect the environment.

Pleased to work with Councilwoman Cydny A. Neville to bring a rain garden workshop to #Dumfries. Rain gardens protect ou...
06/22/2019

Pleased to work with Councilwoman Cydny A. Neville to bring a rain garden workshop to #Dumfries. Rain gardens protect our streams, rivers and Chesapeake Bay.

06/21/2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division

Great video regarding the OLLI launch at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. Wonderful partnerships to make this a reality.

All Aboard! Olli, a self-driving bus, launched at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall yesterday as part of the joint Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program.

“This opens up the door to many technological advances,” said Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, deputy commanding general for military and international operations at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters. “You can take this technology into the battlefield.”

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) will research and collect data on Olli for operations on smart bases of the future.

The program launched with the help of all involved: the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment; the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC); Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall; Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc.; the Virginia Department of Transportation; and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

(Video by Jess Levenson)

Great to see this innovation, an all #solar home as part of a collaboration between Dominion Energy and Virginia Tech, m...
06/20/2019
Virginia Tech is bringing its solar home to Northern Virginia for the summer - Technical.ly DC

Great to see this innovation, an all #solar home as part of a collaboration between Dominion Energy and Virginia Tech, make its way to Northern Virginia in #Alexandria between June 22 and August 16. Details on hours to visit, etc. can be found at the link below. https://technical.ly/dc/2019/06/19/virginia-tech-is-bringing-its-solar-home-to-northern-virginia-for-the-summer/

FutureHAUS is a 900 square-foot solar home that's powered by solar energy and is equipped with smart tech. The house will be on display in Alexandria this summer.

NVRC Commissioners and staff were pleased to attend the ceremony launching the operation of the first autonomous vehicle...
06/19/2019

NVRC Commissioners and staff were pleased to attend the ceremony launching the operation of the first autonomous vehicle in the Northern Virginia region. The vehicle will operate on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington. It is the goal of the project to operate from the base to a nearby Metro station.

Our Solarize program continues to reap benefits for the region.
06/18/2019

Our Solarize program continues to reap benefits for the region.

What more than 2.5 MW of rooftop #solar looks like as the result of our Solarize campaigns with Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), the Piedmont Environmental Council and our local government partners. 325+ contracts with a construction value in excess of $7 million working with local contractors. We are better together, regionalism works! https://public.tableau.com/views/SolarizeNoVAContractsByZipCode/Dashboard1?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&publish=yes&:origin=viz_share_link

Congratulations to our colleagues in Fairfax County Government on achieving SolSmart #silver designation. Proud of their...
06/18/2019
Fairfax County Designated “SolSmart Silver” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth | Public Affairs

Congratulations to our colleagues in Fairfax County Government on achieving SolSmart #silver designation. Proud of their efforts to promote #solar and remove barriers. 6 of the 9 permitting localities in the region have achieved some level of SolSmart designation. NVRC is pleased to have been the second region in the country to achieve Gold designation. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/fairfax-county-designated-solsmart-silver-advancing-solar-energy-growth

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County receives "SolSmart Silver" designation for its long-standing efforts to make it faster, easier and cheaper for homeowners and businesses that want to go solar.

For pedestrian and bicyclist safety tips please visit our Safety web site: https://sharevaroads.org/
06/17/2019

For pedestrian and bicyclist safety tips please visit our Safety web site: https://sharevaroads.org/

School is officially out for Falls Church City Public Schools students! Many kids will spend their summer in camps throughout the City - including at the Community Center and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library. Please use extra caution as you drive near and around City Hall campus, and keep an eye out for The Little City's littlest residents!

NVRC is pleased to participate on the Steering Committee for the Northern Virginia node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initia...
06/12/2019

NVRC is pleased to participate on the Steering Committee for the Northern Virginia node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative. The NoVA node was recently approved by the State. It is wonderful to work with many local stakeholders to ensure our region produces enough students with cyber degrees and/or certifications for our companies.

NVRC was pleased to be able to support the application to bring the autonomous vehicle to Joint Base Myer - Henderson Ha...
06/11/2019

NVRC was pleased to be able to support the application to bring the autonomous vehicle to Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. Great to be able to support #TeamJBMHH We are #BetterTogether. 🇺🇸

#TeamJBMHH leadership was out and about in the community today.

(Left) Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander, Col. Kimberly A. Peeples, describes the positive joint military community engagement the base is experiencing as a result of its autonomous vehicle pilot program Monday.

(Right) Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander, Col. Kimberly A. Peeples, answers questions about stakeholder buy-in for JBM-HH's autonomous vehicle pilot program earlier today.

Great effort by our staff to put together this important event. Many thanks to all the presenters and those in attendanc...
06/11/2019

Great effort by our staff to put together this important event. Many thanks to all the presenters and those in attendance. We are better together.

Earlier this week, we participated in the Share VA Roads #WalkNoVA summit. There were 123 pedestrian fatalities last year in Virginia - a 7.9% increase compared to 2017. #ShareTheRoad

Great news on our program to promote #solar in the region. ☀️
06/10/2019

Great news on our program to promote #solar in the region. ☀️

Pleased to report our Solarize NoVA campaign has now exceeded 300 contracts in new #solar. Great effort with our local government partners, Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the Piedmont Environmental Council. https://www.novaregion.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=692

NVRC staff pleased to join with Supervisor Frank Principi and local #PrinceWilliamCounty partners for the ribbon cutting...
06/02/2019

NVRC staff pleased to join with Supervisor Frank Principi and local #PrinceWilliamCounty partners for the ribbon cutting of the Neabsco Creek boardwalk. NVRC helped coordinate the funding for the design of this important #regional improvement.

06/01/2019

Sad news out of Virginia Beach. Prayers for our local government colleagues and their families.

We were pleased to join our colleagues from the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and the Piedmont Environmental ...
05/30/2019

We were pleased to join our colleagues from the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and the Piedmont Environmental Council to hold a well-attended workshop on debris dirt disposal on agricultural lands. The event brought together a diverse group of participants and geographies affected by this issue. The topic centers on the improper use of agricultural exceptions for land disturbance, when property owners accept, dispose of, apply, or store construction debris and fill dirt, to the detriment of agricultural use and that of neighboring tracts. This practice can result in topographic and land quality changes that impact water quality, wetlands, stormwater, contamination, and truck congestion. Fill dirt sources include commercial construction, Metro, and VDOT construction often from Northern Virginia projects.

The problem of debris application crosses disciplines and regulatory authorities, reflected in participants from Virginia Departments of Forestry, Agriculture, and DEQ, local staff from urban and rural county stormwater, and various local government departments. Disposal and construction firms also attended the meeting. NVRC staff presented information on Northern Virginia’s solid waste management, generation of construction demolition debris and disposal capacity limitations.

Nice sustainability feature in Old Town Alexandria - curbside rain garden.
05/27/2019

Nice sustainability feature in Old Town Alexandria - curbside rain garden.

Timeline Photos
05/27/2019

Timeline Photos

Great meeting with Commissioners discussing #regional efforts at protection of #Chesapeake Bay and addressing changes in...
05/24/2019

Great meeting with Commissioners discussing #regional efforts at protection of #Chesapeake Bay and addressing changes in recycling markets and solid waste management. Good conversation and collaboration leads to positive results on these and other important issues.

Great event. Wonderful local partners. Please take the time to like the Share VA Roads page. 🚲
05/23/2019

Great event. Wonderful local partners. Please take the time to like the Share VA Roads page. 🚲

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Bike and Pedestrian Safety event on May 18. We distributed over 60 helmets, fitted many more, swapped and gave out 50 bicycles. Thank you as well to our sponsors
Inova Health System Trauma Services, Town of Herndon Government , Fairfax Safe Routes to Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools , Green Lizard Cycling, LLC, and the generous grant from the VirginiaDMV Highway Safety Office who made a great event possible!
https://adobe.ly/2HySMA5

05/23/2019
Quick Guide Index

Did you know our Quick Guide is on line? This index provides you with the names and phone numbers of selected agencies that provide frequently-requested human services in Northern Virginia. Information at your finger tips (link: https://www.novaquickguide.org/) novaquickguide.org

This index provides you with the names and phone numbers of selected agencies that provide frequently-requested human services in Northern Virginia.

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3040 Williams Dr Ste 200
Fairfax, VA
22031

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Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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