Welcome to the Central Shenandoah
Planning District Commission

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) represents and serves the local governments of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham counties and the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro as well as the 11 towns within the Central Shenandoah region.

The CSPDC works with its member jurisdictions, communities and agencies to provide high quality planning, technical assistance and facilitation of services that address local, regional and state needs in an innovative, timely and cooperative manner. Covering everything from land use planning, transportation, water and waste water utilities, natural resource management, affordable housing, economic and community development, disaster mitigation and preparedness, agritourism to human services, the CSPDC is an invaluable asset to the quality of life in the Shenandoah Valley. For more information about the CSPDC, click here.


A Year in Review Annual Report Published

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission published its annual report "A Year in Review" this month. The report highlights the CSPDC programs, projects and events that occurred over the past year. View the report HERE.

CSPDC Annual Meeting Sponsors Recognized

The CSPDC would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the CSPDC 2015 Annual Meeting, August 17, 2015 at the Frontier Culture Museum. Their support is greatly appreciated!

Draper Aden Associates

Each day gives us an opportunity to leave our mark on the world. Creating a Lasting Positive Impact through engineering, surveying, and environmental expertise is the primary focus of Draper Aden Associates. With over 40 years of experience providing civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering; surveying and subsurface utility engineering; site planning and engineering; and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, we are more than just a set of plans; we are a way to achieve.


Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P.

Brown Edwards offers knowledgeable accounting, assurance, tax, and management advisory services. With a firm-wide staff of more than 200 professionals, our accounting firm is one of the largest independent CPA firms in the Virginia/West Virginia region. We support individuals and businesses ranging from small companies to large corporations. Our success is directly attributable to an unyielding commitment to excellence in every aspect of our work.

 The Berkley Group

Consulting firm specializing in local government services:  public works (transportation, stormwater); community development (planning, zoning, code enforcement); Finance (Capital Improvement Programming, Proffer Guideline development); Strategic Organizational Assessment. We partner with local governments to operate more efficiently and effectively.

Lighthouse Computer Consulting (LCC)             

LCC offers the following services: computer repair; onsite and remote support; network administration; in-shop service and support; project management; computer sales and service; database management; and server administration.

Bicycle EIA Underway

A "Bicycling in the Shenandoah Valley" Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) is currently being conducted by the CSPDC in conjunction with regional partners from Shenandoah County Tourism, Bryce Resort, Greater Augusta Regional Tourism, Harrisonburg Tourism, Rockingham County, Lexington & the Rockbridge Area Tourism, Massanutten Resort, and the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.  The study will:  

  • Determine the current direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts of cycling within the region;
  • Estimate the impact of bicycle tourism on our local retail, lodging, and restaurant businesses;
  • Set a baseline of data from which to make future assessments of the effectiveness of marketing bicycle tourism; and
  • Guide future marketing efforts in order to increase a positive economic impact for local communities.  

A survey that is aimed at both visitor and resident bicyclists will collect study data. It can be found HERE. All survey responses are confidential and respondents are invited to enter to win several prizes provided by businesses around the area. The drawing will take place in November 2015.   

2015 Facts and Figures Available

The CSPDC produces and distributes over 3,000 copies of Facts and Figures, a publication of regional and sub-regional economic and demographic data.  Facts and Figures covers five separate areas:

  • Central Shenandoah Valley Region
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham MSA
  • Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta MSA
  • Lexington-Buena Vista-Rockbridge 
  • Bath-Highland

Facts and Figures
 is distributed free of charge to the public through our local governments, economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, realtors associations and tourism centers.  A 
digital version of each segment is accessible on the CSPDC's Regional Data Center. Facts and Figures is funded through a partnership planning grant from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Fields of Gold Insider

Enjoy the Insider Newsletter! Stay in the know regarding what is happening on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. Please click HERE for the newsletter.

Around the Region CSPDC Newsletter, August 2015

Around the Region, the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission's monthly newsletter is available HERE.

CSPDC Office

112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, VA 24401
phone: 540-885-5174
fax: 540-885-2687

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