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We promote stability, growth, and progress in West Virginia

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Region VII is working with its communities to update the regional hazard mitigation plan. "Mitigation" is the term that FEMA uses to refer to risk reduction. Mitigation projects are those that seek to reduce or eliminate losses stemming from weather hazards, certain technological hazards, and even human-caused hazards. We update the plan every five years. Though the plan supports hazard mitigation grant funding, its primary purpose is to set goals that, when implemented, will help reduce the negative impacts of future hazards, including flooding, winter storms, and many other hazards.

 We want the region's citizens to be involved! Help us by taking this short survey by 06/12/2023.

Established by WV Legislature in 1971, Region VII Planning & Development Council’s goal is to achieve growth through partnership of our local communities and the region as a whole.

Region VII Planning and Development Council is one of eleven (11) planning and development councils in the state of West Virginia. We serve as a “development district” to more effectively utilize funding resources and maximize our communities’ chances of attracting funds from federal, state, and local organizations to foster community and economic development and intergovernmental cooperation throughout the state. By coordinating closely with our affiliates in the region, we promote stability, growth, and progress in West Virginia, especially assisting local jurisdictions too small to maintain staff for grant writing and project planning. 

Our Region

Region VII PDC is located in the central portion of West Virginia.  It is one of the largest regions in geographic area and is also one of the most rural.  Region VII serves a total of 31 jurisdictions which include the seven (7) counties of Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur and the 24 municipalities therein.

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