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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
June 2017 - Vol 8, Issue 6
Communications & Education Staff

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Joe Turner
Communications Manager

Katie Cullipher
Principal Environmental Education Planner

Rebekah Eastep
Environmental Education Planner II
Upcoming Meetings
Wed., June 28, 2017
Hampton Roads Community Foundation Board Room
World Trade Center
101 W. Main Street,
Suite 4500
Norfolk, VA 23510

Thurs., July 6, 2017
Regional Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
Director of Utilities
Wed., July 12, 2017
HRSD North Shore Operations Center
2389 G Avenue
Newport News, VA 23602  
Thurs., July 20, 2017
Regional Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
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The HRPDC continually monitors events and activities that impact the quality of life in Hampton Roads. We are pleased to present the following information and analysis for your information and use.
Hampton Roads Economic Monthly
Concerning Hampton Roads' Employment

Hampton Roads' employment has painted a bleak picture recently, with non-farm employment declining by 8,300 jobs over the past three months, the region's first three month period of losing employment since 2010. While the budget picture had been improving according to headline figures, defense spending has been declining over the past year nationally, and the echoes of the declining spending are likely affecting Hampton Roads' employment.


10 Year Change in Non-Farm Civilian Employment 
Hampton Roads' Designation as a UASI Region Restored, Region Receives $1 Million in Homeland Security Funding 
On Friday, June 2, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allocation of $31.4 million in federal emergency preparedness and security grants to the Commonwealth. Of that money, the Hampton Roads region will receive $1million from the Urban Area Security Initiative grant (UASI). READ MORE Wins Keep Virginia Beautiful Grant for Cigarette Litter Prevention Project
Keep Virginia Beautiful Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) recently announced the grant winners for its annual "30 Grants in Thirty Days." was among the winners receiving funds this year.  READ MORE
HRPDC Welcomes New Coastal Analyst 
Photo of Ashley Gordon_ HRPDC_s New Coastal Planner_Analyst The HRPDC welcomed its most recent hire, Ashley Gordon, on June 16th. Ms. Gordon will be working as a Coastal Analyst.  READ MORE
2017 Hurricane Season Underway
Not even a month into the 2017 Hurricane Season and we already have three named storms. Make sure you and your family are prepared in the event a storm makes its way to Hampton Roads.  READ MORE
HRPDC Hosts Grant Workshop in July 2017 
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Chesapeake, July 25-26, 2017.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. READ MORE 

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