About GWRC

Tracing its origins to 1961, the George Washington Regional Commission is the “planning district commission” established by the General Assembly for the region comprising the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford, known collectively as “Planning District 16.” Planning District 16 is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing of the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts.

The Commission is responsible for encouraging and facilitating local government cooperation in addressing, on a regional basis, problems of greater than local significance, and provides a broad array of services for the benefit of the 372,000 residents of Planning District 16. Our current areas of focus include economic development, environmental services, human services (including homeless services support), affordable housing, transportation demand management, and rural and urban transportation planning.

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Public Hearing on GWRC Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Comments on the draft GWRC Strategic Plan may be provided prior to January 24, 2022 online at https://gwregion.org/contact-us or may be made in person at the GWRC Commission Meeting and Public Hearing on January 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

The draft document is available here.

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