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Past Conferences Hosted by the

Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia

Note: Generally, items below are accessible to RPC members only. However, for non-members to check out what they are missing, conference materials from 1985 and 2012 are available to the general public (except conference photos).   If you would like to view all of our past information, please consider joining RPC!

2016

Theme: "Utilizing Resources"
October 19 - 21, 2016
Mountain Lake Lodge and Conference Center
Pembroke, Virginia

2015

Theme: "Rural Resiliency"
October 14 - 16, 2015
Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center
South Boston, Virginia

2014

Theme: "Cultivating  Self-Sustaining and Innovative  Rural Communities"
Keynote Speaker: Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., Virginia Senate, 24th District
October 15 - 17, 2014
Mariners Landing Resort & Conference Center
Bedford, Virginia

2013 - 35th Anniversary Conference

Theme: "35 Years of Serving Rural and Small Town Communities"
October 9 - 11, 2013
Mountain Lake Resort
Pembroke, Virginia


2012

Theme: "Revisiting, Revisioning, and Revitalizing: Planning for the Old and the New"
Keynote Speaker: Dan Casey, Roanoke Times

October 17 - 19, 2012

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia


2011

 Theme "Home Grown Prosperity and Vitality In Your Community"

Keynote Speaker: Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute 

October 19 - 21, 2011

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia


2010

 Theme "Planning Pathways: Trails, Trials, Tributaries"

Keynote Speaker: Preston Bryant, National Capital Planning Commission & former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

October 20 - 22, 2010

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia


2009

Theme:  "Keeping Virginia Communities $eeing Green"

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Matt Lohr, Virginia House of Delegates, 26th District
October 21 - 23, 2009

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia


2008 - 30th Anniversary Conference

Theme:  "Energy and Environmental Responsibility"

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Mary Margaret Wipple,Virginia Senate, 31st District

October 15 - 17, 2008

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia


2007

Theme: "New Directions for Planning in Virginia"

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Creigh Deeds, Virginia Senate, 25th District

October 17 - 19, 2007

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia

2007 Conference Agendas & Presentations


2006

Theme: "New Directions for Planning in Virginia"

October 18- 20, 2006

Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia

2006 Conference Agenda


2005

October 20 - 22, 2005 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

2004

October 20 - 22, 2004 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia


2003 - 25th Anniversary Conference

October 16 - 17, 2003 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

2002

October 17 - 18, 2002 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia


2001

October 18 - 19, 2001 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

2000

October 19 - 20, 2000 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1999 

October 21 - 22, 1999 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1998 - 20th Anniversary Conference

October 21 - 23, 1998 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1997 

October 22 - 24, 1997 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1996 

November 17 - 18, 1996 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1995 

November 1 - 3, 1995 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1994 

November 16 - 18, 1994 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1993 - 15th Anniversary Conference

November 3 - 6, 1993 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1992 

November 4 - 6, 1992 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia

1991

November 6 - 8, 1991
Keynote: Bill Shelton, Director, Center on Rural Development

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia


1990 

November 1 - 2, 1990 

Orkney Springs Hotel

Orkney Springs, Virginia 

1989 

November 1 - 3, 1989 

Doe Run Resort

Fancy Gap, Virginia 

 
1988  - 10th Anniversary Conference

November 3 - 4, 1988 

Mountain Lake Resort 

Pembroke, Virginia 

1987 

October 29- 30, 1987


1986
October 15 - 17, 1986
Mountain Lake Resort 
Pembroke, Virginia


1985 
Theme: "Planning Perspectives"
Keynote: Richard Burton, Director, State Water Control Board
October 24- 25, 1985
Windmill Point Marine Resort
Windmill Point, Virginia 


1984
Theme: "What You Have to Offer - Community Assessment"
Keynote: Richard Cranwell, Virginia House of Delegates, 8th District
October 18 - 19, 1984
Bernard's Landing - Smith Mountain Lake
Moneta, Virginia


1983 - 5th Anniversary Conference
Theme: "Community Promotion: From Start to Finish"
Keynote: David G. Dickson, Manager, Community Development, Virginia Division of Industrial Development
November 3 - 4, 1983

Skyland Lodge - Shenandoah National Park 

Luray, Virginia


1982 
Theme: "Rural Planning - New Direction"
Keynote: Scott Eubanks, Director, Virginia Division of Industrial Development
October 21 - 22, 1982 
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 


1981 

Theme: "Rural Development Issues"

Keynote: John McCarthy, Deputy Director of the Office of Rural Development Policy,
Management, and Coordination, Farmers Home Administration 
October 29 - 30, 1981
Skyland Lodge - Shenandoah National Park 
Luray, Virginia 


1980 

Theme: "So That's a Subdivision" 

November 14 - 15, 1980

Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center 
Natural Bridge, Virginia


1979 - 1st Conference
Theme: "Back to Basics"
November 30 - December 1, 1979

Holiday Inn at Afton

Afton, Virginia 
1979 Conference Agenda