Region I Planning & Development Council
Established as a public agency, Region I is one of eleven Regional Planning & Development Councils created by West Virginia Code, Chapter 8, Article 25, to provide comprehensive planning of all types for our service area, consisting of six counties and twenty-seven municipalities located within these counties. The mayors, county commissioners, and up to 49% private sector appointees comprise Region I's Board of Directors. We also work closely with local Economic Development Authorities, Public Service Districts, the Fayette Raleigh Metropolitan Planning Organization, New River Transit Authority, and various other local state, and federal organizations throughout the region.
Region I utilizes federal, state, and local funding to assist with projects concerning infrastructure development, including expansion and replacement of water and sewer facilities, employment, industry, housing, health, recreation, and environmental protection. By coordinating closely with our affiliates in the region, we promote stability, growth, and progress in southern West Virginia.
Additionally, Region I offers professional Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) services to both governmental entities and private sector parties including demographic analysis, utilities mapping, project area mapping, asset inventory, and custom-designed services. Feel free to contact us for further information.