In case you missed it, the Department of Housing and Community Development announced the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board will be accepting public comment on the attached Regional Map (link to map). The map was preliminarily approved at the full meeting of the Board on October 12, 2016 in accordance with Section 2.2-2486 of the Code of Virginia. The Board anticipates taking a final vote on the map at the next Board meeting on December 5, 2016.

The map was discussed, reviewed and recommended to the Board by the GO Virginia Stakeholder Advisory Work Group formed in accordance with Enactment Clause 3 of Chapter 779 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly.

This map once approved will provide the geographic boundaries for the formation of Regional Councils, which once certified will be the entity that applies for funding from the GO VA Board.

DHCD is requesting that you share this map with all interested parties, your partners, stakeholders, members, etc. Please share this email or post a link on your website to the DHCD GO VA website.

The map is on the DHCD GO VA webpage here and all comments regarding the map can be submitted to by Friday, November 18, 2016.


For Immediate Release


Gena McGroarty