Building Regional Communities

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regions by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues.

Erich Zimmermann

What’s Next for the Senate EPW Committee’s Highway Title?

The push for transportation reauthorization has begun, with approximately 15 months before the current authorizing legislation – the FAST Act – expires. This early start to the process can be ascribed to two systemic challenges Congress faces in getting a final bill across the finish line.

Regional Spotlight
Neil Bomberg

This Month in Photos: June – July 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Regional Councils: This Month in Photos!

Each month, NARC publishes Regional Councils: This Month in Photos to highlight events and activities taking place in regions around the nation.

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NARC is responsible for representing regional planning organizations in Congress and with the federal executive agencies. NARC staff work through a committee-guided and local elected official board-driven structure in developing and executing national legislative policies.


NARC provides its members valuable information and research on key national policy issues, federal policy developments, and best practices. The association conducts enriching training sessions, conferences, workshops and webinars for its members.


During NARC conferences members come together to share best practices and attend informative sessions on legislative and regulatory issues. Speakers include experts from the public and private sector, lawmakers, and individuals from universities and non-profit organizations.



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eRegions is NARC’s weekly newsletter providing you with updates on regional issues. Each edition includes:

  • News from Washington
  • Regional Spotlights
  • Job Postings
  • Grants
  • Events

Transportation Thursdays

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Transportation Thursdays is NARC’s weekly publication dedicated to the transportation issues critical to regions. Each edition includes:

  • Congress and Administration Updates
  • Regional News
  • Job Postings
  • Events & Opportunities