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The Livability Initiative is an opportunity for the New River Valley’s residents to develop a vision for the future and develop strategies that businesses, community organizations, local governments, and individuals can use to make this future vision a reality.

This regional initiative began in the summer of 2011 and has involved close to 3,000 citizens to date. The three year regional planning process will conclude in the early months of 2014.  Along the way, residents have had many opportunities to share their ideas about what they would like to stay the same as well as what they would like to be different in their communities in the future. The Initiative has focused on the New River Valley region, but recognizes that what works for one community may not work for another. The concerns and priorities expressed by each community and county have influenced the development and prioritization of goals and strategies that will be presented in the final plan.

On this website, you will find many resources and ideas that have been collected along the way. You will also have the opportunity to provide input on the final regional plan.