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Other Boards & Commissions
Agency on Aging
The Agency on Aging exists to support and enhance the lives of older adults, their families and caregivers through advocacy, information and services.
The Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport is a public airfield with an authority of members representing Montgomery County, the Towns of Christiansburg & Blacksburg, and Virginia Tech.
The New River Valley Airport is owned and operated by the New River Valley Airport Commission, comprised of the following localities—Pulaski County, Montgomery County, Giles County, City of Radford, Town of Dublin, Town of Pulaski and Town of Christiansburg.
Alcohol Safety Action Program
The Commission on VASAP is responsible for the administration of the state system and overseeing the operations of local Alcohol Safety Action Programs, as well as for assuring local program adherence to promulgated policies and procedures through certification of local programs.
Chamber of Commerce
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) serves Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Montgomery County. The Chamber’s mission is to promote and develop a positive environment for the operation and growth of business in Montgomery County and the New River Valley.
Development Corporation, MBC
The Montgomery-Blacksburg-Christiansburg (MBC) Development Corporation is a local, non-profit, community development corporation. It was created by the Montgomery County Economic Development Authority (EDA) to enhance and broaden the employment base in Montgomery County by providing small business with low interest loans not available from conventional sources. The recipients of MBC loans are small businesses that are deemed to have potential growth and success in their area of expertise or specialization. Typically, the loan period is five years or less, making it a short-term loan. The amount of the loan is determined by need and availability of funds (generally $50,000 to $75,000). Repayment terms generally require monthly or quarterly payments of principal and interest.
Development Corporation, NRV
The New River Valley Development Corporation is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1983 by the Counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski, and the Towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Pulaski, and the City of Radford. The Corporation consists of four representatives of these eight localities and one additional member appointed by the New River Valley Planning District Commission. The Development Corporation is representative of business, government, finance and civic organizations.
Dialogue on Race Law Enforcement Subcommittee
The Dialogue on Race Law Enforcement Subcommittee is comprised of Montgomery County law enforcement leaders and residents. The subcommittee focuses on improving race relations, eliminating racial profiling, achieving law enforcement employee hiring that resembles the county’s racial makeup, and supporting community policing efforts.
Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission acts in an advisory capacity for the purpose of encouraging existing business and industry to expand and solicit new business and industry for the county. The goals of the Commission are to increase jobs and payrolls, decrease taxes, and increase the standard of living for residents.
Emergency Communications Regional Authority
The New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Directors comprised of one representative from each member entity and one at-large representative. The purpose of the authority shall be to develop a consolidated system for the receipt and response of 911 emergency calls and communications that will improve response time, quality of service and coordination of available resources for the citizens of effected localities.
Fire & Rescue Commission
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors to review capital equipment needs for fire and rescue operations. The commission also works with the Emergency Services Coordinator to make recommendations in developing a comprehensive strategic plan for fire and rescue services, and any other matters concerning fire and rescue services.
Metropolitan Planning Organization
The New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is a transportation policymaking organization serving the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, the City of Radford, and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski counties. The MPO provides the information, tools and public input necessary to improve the performance of the transportation system of the region. Future transportation needs are addressed, giving consideration to all possible strategies and the community's vision.
The New River Valley Regional Commission is an organization comprised of 13 local governments and three higher education institutions for the purpose of encouraging collaboration to address regionally significant issues and opportunities. Also known as PDC4, the organization encompasses the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski, Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, and the City of Radford. The Regional Commission convenes community leaders to build relationships and capacity across the region; provides technical assistance to members; serves as a liaison between local, state and federal governments; and implements services when requested by members.
Regional Solid Waste Authority
The Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA) oversees garbage and refuse collection and disposal system, transporting garbage and refuse from transfer station and/or disposal sites, and recycling systems. The authority includes Montgomery County, the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg and Virginia Tech.
Tourism Development Council
The Montgomery County Tourism Development Council (MTDC) was founded in 2011 and is a joint cooperative between the towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg and Montgomery County. The council oversees staffing, budgeting and general operations decisions of the Montgomery County VA Regional Tourism office, which promotes and develops the local tourism industry to increase visitor spending, tourism tax revenue and local hospitality and tourism related employment throughout the county. The tourism program’s vision statement is to be the premier mountain destination for travelers seeking unique recreational experiences in an area rich with natural resources, history, culture and vibrant communities.
Transportation Safety Commission
The Montgomery County Transportation Safety Commission gathers local input in recognizing and solving problems in the area of highway safety.
The NRV Water Authority is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of supplying clean water to Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Virginia Tech and Montgomery County.