The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) was created pursuant to the Virginia Area Development Act. By law, it is considered to be a subdivision of local government. It provides regional and sub-regional planning and technical support services to its ten members, five cities and five counties, eleven towns and many public agencies within its boundary. Its vision is to be a recognized and respected leader in regional and local planning issues by providing support to the local governments of the Central Shenandoah Valley Region. Its mission is to help communities and agencies work together by providing high quality planning technical assistance and facilitation services that addresses local, regional and state needs in an innovative, timely and cooperative manner.
CSPDC's member localities are the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham.
The members serve two-year terms for the Executive Committee and three-year terms for the full committee, with no limits on re-appointments.
BRITE Transit Advisory Committee (BTAC)
An advisory committee representing the local jurisdictions and private funding partners provides recommendations to the CSPDC regarding BRITE transit system operations, planning and community outreach activities in cooperation with the CSPDC, and represents and communicates the activities of the BTAC to the respective councils.
The BTAC membership is composed of voting representatives designated by and representing their respective jurisdictions or agencies.