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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
January 2018 - Vol 9, Issue 1
Communications & Education Staff

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Joe Turner
Communications Manager

Katie Cullipher
Principal Environmental Education Planner

Rebekah Eastep
Environmental Education Planner II
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Thurs., February 1, 2018
Regional Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
Wed., February 7, 2018
Regional Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
Thurs., February 15, 2018 
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:
Hampton Roads 2018 Economic Forecast 
It has now been over a decade since Hampton Roads first began to feel the effects of the Great Recession. In the first three years following the recession, the region lost 48,000 civilian jobs and 11,000 military personnel. The region remains well below pre-recession employment levels, down 17,600 civilian employees and 24,400 military personnel.
HRPDC Hosts First Youth Partnership of South Hampton Roads Meeting of 2018 
The HRPDC hosted the first meeting of 2018 for the Youth Partnership of South Hampton Roads (YP-SHR) with over 50 of its members in attendance.
Staff from the HRPDC's Housing and Human Services (Shernita Bethea and Mignon Burton); Environmental Education (Katie Cullipher and Rebekah Eastep); and Emergency Management (Jenny Redick) attended and presented on some of the HRPDC programs, outreach and planning initiatives that benefit Hampton Roads' youth and their families. READ MORE  
New Year, New Website! 
It's bigger, brighter and blooming with more great green info! Just launched, the new   website is now available. Featuring bold imagery, fun new tools and an incredible amount of content delivered to your fingertips, the new was created to provide a more engaging and informative experience for our Hampton Roads communities. READ MORE
2018 HRPDC Regional Legislative Priorities  
At its October meeting the HRPDC approved its Regional Legislative Priorities for the 2018 General Assembly. Together with the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's (HRTPO) Regional Legislative Priorities, Hampton Roads General Assembly members have a guide to the regional issues and projects important in Hampton Roads. READ MORE

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