Blue Ridge Power Agency
Blue Ridge Power Agency is a "joint action" agency that operates as directed
by the Board of Directors. Each member appoints one Director and one Alternate
from its organization to the Board.
The ultimate goal of the organization, through the power of numbers and
economies of scale of cooperative, "joint" action, is to pursue those activities
which will insure the most reliable and lowest cost wholesale electric power
supplies possible for its members today and in the future.
There are currently nine members of the agency. The current efforts of Blue
Ridge and its staff are focused mostly in two areas: (1) administering its
current power supply contract and the associated transmission contract; (2)
representing BRPA members’ interest where wholesale power supply and
transmission issues are involved, particularly in regard to the electric
industry’s transition to a restructured, "customer choice" structure.
CLEO: Chief Local Elected Officials Board
The Chief Local Elected Officials are county board chairpersons and city
mayors from Southwest Virginia Workforce Investment Area One’s jurisdictions.
They are responsible for planning, operation, monitoring, oversight and
evaluation of workforce development programs and activities in the Southwest
Virginia Workforce Investment Area and for appointment of the local workforce
Community Service Board
The New River Community service Board promotes independence and self-reliance
for citizens of the New River Valley with a variety of community-based services
in mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse and related prevention
services. A 13-member Board of Directors governs NRVCS – volunteers who are
appointed by the four Boards of Supervisors (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and
Pulaski) and Radford City Council.
Fairview District Home Board
Multi-jurisdictional board called the Fairview District Home Board. It has a
counterpart called the Fairview Home Board Incorporated whose members are
appointed by the owners. Radford City, Pulaski, Craig, Giles and Montgomery
Municipal Electric Power Association of Virginia (MEPAV)
Sixteen municipal power systems that banded together to have a stronger voice
with state regulators and legislators regarding the operation of public power
system. Visit their web page by clicking here.
New River Community College Board Of Directors
Radford appoints two members to serve on this board. The board consists of
representatives from Pulaski County, Giles County, Floyd County, Montgomery
County and the City of Radford.
New River Resource Authority
The New River Resource Authority operates the Ingles Mountain Waste
Management Facility to serve the County of Pulaski, Towns of Dublin and Pulaski
and the City of Radford. This facility provides the citizens and businesses of
the service area access to the disposal and recycling programs offered by the
Authority. They are designed, permitted and operated in accordance with the
Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste
New River Valley Criminal Justice Services Board
Established by code of Virginia Section § 9.1-178. Each county or city or
combination thereof developing and establishing a local pretrial services or a
community-based probation program pursuant to this article shall establish a
community criminal justice board. Each local governing body shall make
appointments to the board.
New River Valley Economic Development Alliance
The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance works to recruit economic
development prospects on a regional, national, and international basis for the
Virginia counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski and the City of
New River Valley Planning District Commission
The New River Valley Planning District is one of twenty one planning
districts in Virginia whose commissions are chartered under Virginia law. Also
known as PDC 4, the organization encompasses the counties of Floyd, Giles,
Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford.
The commission serves the local governments in the area and their citizenry by
providing a number of different services ranging from economic development to
regional recycling. The purpose of the planning district commission is to
promote regional cooperation, to coordinate the activities and policies of
member local governments, and to provide planning assistance to local
governments. The commission is financed by a combination of local, state, and
The New River Valley Planning District members include: the Counties of Floyd,
Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski; the City of Radford; the Towns of Blacksburg,
Christiansburg, Floyd, Narrows, Pearisburg, Pulaski, and Rich Creek; and Radford
University and Virginia Tech.
New River Valley Regional Jail Authority
This board operates a 449-bed facility, serving the counties of Bland,
Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Pulaski and Wythe, and the City of Radford.
Pepper’s Ferry Wastewater Treatment Authority
Regional wastewater treatment facility serving the communities of the Town of
Pulaski, Pulaski County, Town of Dublin, City of Radford, Montgomery County,
Pulaski County Sewerage Authority.
Radford Emergency Medical Services Commission
Created through contractual agreement with Carilion Patient Transportation
Services, which oversees the administration of the EMS service under that
Western Virginia EMS Council
The Western Virginia EMS Region includes the counties of Alleghany, Craig,
Botetourt, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Roanoke, Patrick,
Pittsylvania, and Pulaski; and the cities of Covington, Danville, Martinsville,
Radford, Roanoke, and Salem.
This organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt agency. It is an
integral part of Virginia’s comprehensive EMS system. It serves to assess,
identify, coordinate, plan and implement efficient and effective regional EMS
delivery systems in partnership with Virginia’s Office of Emergency Medical
Services and EMS Advisory Board.