As our public, private, and non-profit sector collaborators, I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update of how Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s staff leadership is addressing the growing concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise known as coronavirus.
With great sadness, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission shares that its former longtime Executive Director Timothy Brennan passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, March 12TH at home after a brief illness.
Check out photos from the 2019 PVPC Annual Business Meeting hosted at the Northampton Center for the Arts!
PVPC was a great experience and I’m glad that I chose to intern here over the summer!
For the past year, Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) Executive Director Linda Dunlavy has helmed the Regional Policy Advisory Commission (RPAC). Convened initially on rural housing needs by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership and rural people across Massachusetts, it quickly became obvious that there are far more issues at play in the challenges facing rural communities and that a larger effort should be undertaken.
Plainfield Town officials and planning staff from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) will be undertaking a planning process over the next several months to assess the risks faced from natural hazards, identify action steps that can be taken to prevent property damage and loss of life, and prioritize funding for future mitigation efforts.
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Member Communities Rack Up Impressive Success Rate in 2018 Community Development Block Grant Awards Announcement
Representatives from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s (PVPC) Community Development section where all smiles in the State House Thursday for good reason, as they had driven East alongside local officials that morning to accept Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards for 10 of the 11 communities the regional planning agency had partnered with for the 2018 round.
Massachusetts Transportation Advocates Back Senator Eric Lesser's Regional Ballot Initiative Budget Amendment
Transportation groups across the Commonwealth are lining up in support of Senator Eric Lesser’s recent filing of language to the state’s budget debate (Amendment #1183) that would enable a municipality or group of municipalities as a district to raise additional local money for transportation projects or operations via ballot initiative.
Listeners of 93.9 The River, WHMP, and Lazer 99.3 will soon be receiving a 30-second lesson on the importance of managing our region’s stormwater, complements of the Connecticut River Stormwater Committee - a coalition of 17 communities here in the Pioneer Valley.
PVPC Highlights Changes to Home Modification Loan Program to Better Serve Disabled and Elderly Residents
The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission strongly believes allowing Western Massachusetts residents to stay in their homes and communities regardless of their respective accessibility needs is a critical service we are proud to provide and are encouraged by these improvements to the program’s policies.