PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSIONS

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Pursuant to the Regional Cooperation Act, Virginia has 21 planning district commissions (PDCs), voluntary associations of local governments intended to foster intergovernmental cooperation by bringing together local elected and appointed officials and involved citizens to discuss common needs and determine solutions to regional issues. Another purpose of PDCs is to encourage and facilitate local government cooperation in addressing, on a regional basis, problems of greater than local significance. This is accomplished through the development of a regional strategic plan and through the various other duties assigned to PDCs in the Regional Cooperation Act.