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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
September 2017 - Vol 8, Issue 9
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
October Meeting Cancelled
Thurs., October 5, 2017
Regional Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320 
Thurs., October 19, 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
Employment Continues to Decline, Unless it is Growing 
Two of the surveys that are used to measure employment for the nation, state, and region are the Current Employment Statistics (CES) and the Current Population Survey (CPS). READ MORE   
Hampton Roads Employment
Payrolls vs Population Survey
HRPDC Endorses Two Proposed Projects for GO Virginia Funding 
The HRPDC endorsed two project proposals for GO Virginia funding consideration at its September 2017 meeting.  
Want to Know More About the Hampton Roads Regional Broadband Network?   
  Click the image link below to review the Regional Broadband Task Force E-newsletter    

September 2017 HRPDC Meeting  
  Missed the September HRPDC Meeting? Watch the videotape on our YouTube Channel via the link below.

September 2017 HRPDC Meeting
The Hampton Roads Housing Consortium (HRHC) for the 11th Annual Housing Awards 
On September 27th, the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium Chair, Karen Munden announced the HRHC's Eleventh Annual Members' Housing Awards winners. The HRHC serves as a regional vehicle to promote and facilitate excellent and affordable housing opportunities within Hampton Roads. The HRPDC provides staffing support for the HRHC.
Join us for the Ceremony Celebrating the HRHC 11th Annual Housing Awards Winners   
Registration continues for the HRHC's 11th Annual Hampton Roads Housing Awards. The Awards honor housing professionals that are making a difference in the affordable housing industry in Hampton Roads. This year's Hampton Roads Housing Awards ceremony and breakfast will take place 10:00am, Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hampton, VA.  Click Here to Register to Attend. 
Imagine a Day Without Water    
reusable-water-bottle.jpg You've probably experienced the frustration of bone-rattling potholes or traffic back-ups from emergency road repairs on a hot summer day. Now imagine a sepa rate, hidden infrastructure system that is larger and, in some cases much older, than roads and bridges. You can't see it, but our hardworking water and wastewater systems keep our crops growing, schools running, port traffic moving and military bases operation ready - allowing us to go about our daily routines without a second thought.
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Bay Star Homes Workshops Planned for October 16 and 17     
Hampton Roads residents have two chances in October to attend a free fall workshop presented by Bay Star Homes.  

On October 16 and 17, Bay Star Homes will host workshops on fall tips for native tree selection and care and a variety of pollution prevention topics to help keep our region clean and beautiful.
Each attendee will receive a FREE TREE just for attending and two lucky attendees will each take home a
Registration is free and open to anyone but space is limited, so sign up today by clicking on the links below.

Topics: Fall Gardening and Tree Care Basics: Planting, Pruning and Selection & Preventing Pollution: One Bay Star Home at a Time  
Monday, October 16 
6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Denbigh Community Center
15198 Warwick Blvd 
Newport News 
click here to register
Topics: Fall Tips for Native Tree Selection and Care, Keeping Hampton Roads Beautiful & Stormwater Basics

Tuesday, October 17 
6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive 
click here to register
These free workshops are made possible by a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. You can support restoration activities in Virginia, such as this, by purchasing a Chesapeake Bay license plate .
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Matt Smith Joins HRPDC 
Matt Smith joined the HRPDC staff as a Senior Regional Planner in September 2017. He will be working in the areas of strategic, environmental, and economic development planning, and will provide planning support to member localities.   READ MORE  

The HRPDC strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in public involvement opportunities. Contact the Communications Manager at (757) 420-8300 for more information.