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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.

Eli Spang

It’s NARC Membership Week: Thanks for being a NARC member

During the week of September 23rd, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) will be celebrating our first Membership Week! This week is all about you, because without your support and leadership, NARC would not be able to bring regional councils across the country together and advocate for regional solutions.

Eli Spang

Don’t Miss These Upcoming NARC Webinars!

Check Out NARC’s Upcoming Webinar Schedule:

FY 2020 Appropriations Update
September 18, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

OAA Reauthorization Advocacy Tips and Tools
September 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Regional Spotlight
Maci Morin

Back to School: Preparing the Next Generation of Regional Leaders

With new backpacks and school supplies in tow, students across the country are heading back to school. But they probably are not thinking about the regional planning that went into creating the transportation system that brought them to school. Some regional councils are trying to teach the next generation that even being as young as they are, they can significantly impact their communities.

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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