National Community Planning Month


WHEREAS, changes in economic and population growth affect all Virginia cities, counties and towns; and

WHEREAS, community planning and plans can help manage these changes in a way that provides better choices for how people work and live; and

WHEREAS, community planning provides an opportunity for all residents to be meaningfully involved in the decisions that shape the future of their community; and

WHEREAS, the full benefits of planning come through public officials and citizens who understand, support, and demand excellence in planning and plan implementation; and

WHEREAS, each year, members of the American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, celebrate National Community Planning Month to highlight the value of sound planning and implementation to our communities; and

WHEREAS, National Community Planning Month is an opportunity to recognize the Commonwealth’s planning commissions and other citizen planners whose efforts improve the lives of all Virginians;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 2016 as NATIONAL COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.