National Association of Regional Councils
Building Regional Communities

News and Updates

2021 Project Achievement and Leadership Award Blog Series: A Conversation with Executive Director Becky Bradley

NARC has a conversation with Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) recipient of the 2021 Walter Scheiber Leadership Award. Through her vision, she has helped the region manage its economic success while continuing to preserve farmland and natural resources within the region. She manages a $2.5 billion Long-Range Transportation Program and she is responsible for the region’s first-ever plan to prepare for unprecedented freight movement growth.

2021 Project Achievement and Leadership Award Blog Series: A Conversation with the Honorable Oliver G. Gilbert III

NARC has a conversation with the Honorable Oliver G. Gilbert III, Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Chair for the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), and recipient of the 2021 Tom Bradley Leadership Award. To highlight the tremendous work done throughout the Miami-Dade region, we asked Chairman Gilbert about his leadership style and the role he sees for regionalism in government — both today and in the future.


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.

Advocacy

NARC is the national voice of regional planning organizations, advocating for regional priorities in federal policy. NARC staff work through a committee-guided and local elected official board-driven structure in developing and executing national legislative policies.

Resources

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

Conferences

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

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