NARC Presents the 2022 Regional Leadership and Achievement Awards

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) partnered with Masabi LLC and their fare-payments-as-a-service product to launch EZHub onto the Vamos Mobility Platform. EZHub provides users with a “one stop shop” for seamless trip planning and ticket purchasing within one page.

Congress Sends Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Biden’s Desk

Date: November 05, 2021  Last week the Honorable Alejandra Castillo U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) testified before the Senate Committee on EnviOn November 4, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) tCongress passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package Friday, approving

OSHA Releases New Rule on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Date: November 04, 2021  Last week the Honorable Alejandra Castillo U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) testified before the Senate Committee on EnviOn November 4, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require large employers to develop, implement and enforce

Assistant Secretary Castillo Highlights Regional Collaboration in Testimony Before the Senate EPW Committee on EDA Reauthorization

Date: November 03, 2021  Last week the Honorable Alejandra Castillo U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on the importance of reauthorizing EDA, which has not been reauthorized since 2004. In her testimony, Secretary Castillo highlighted EDA’s growth in size

2021 Project Achievement and Leadership Award Blog Series: NARC Recognizes the Leadership of Douglas R. Hooker

Doug Hooker has served as Executive Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) since 2011. Through his career he has worked on important regional and local projects including transportation planning, aging services, workforce development, water conservation, and homeland security. Doug is an active member of NARC’s leadership and currently serves as the Chair of the NARC Executive Directors Council.

NARC is Hiring! Join Us as a Communications & Membership Associate

NARC announces an opening for a Communications and Membership Associate in its Washington, DC office. The successful candidate will provide a combination of professional and administrative assistance to bring value to NARC’s members through outreach and communications.

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s Kim Robinson Testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services on CDBG Funding

Last Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance held a hearing on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and its impact on addressing local challenges. Kimberly Robinson, Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) testified on behalf of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC).

NARC Presents the 2021 Regional Leadership and Achievement Awards

Virtually (June 16, 2021) – The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) presented its 2021 General Achievement and Leadership Awards today during a virtual awards ceremony held at the NARC 55th Annual Conference & Exhibition. “I am so pleased and so proud as President of NARC to be able to celebrate these achievements in regional cooperation, excellence, and leadership,” said NARC President Bob Cannon, Supervisor of Clinton Township, Michigan and former chair of Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. “What greater honor is there than to be able to recognize the valuable contributions of my colleagues.” Seven projects received 2021 Achievement Awards and six regional leaders received 2021 Leadership Awards.

NARC is Hiring! Join Us as a Transportation & Economic Development Intern

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) seeks a summer intern to support its transportation and economic development programs. Position Overview: The successful candidate will work on legislative and policy issues related to NARC’s transportation and economic development programs. Responsibilities may include issue-based research, policy formulation, legislative analysis, Congressional and Administrative correspondence, website content development,

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NARC Letter Concerning Potential MSA Changes

In response to a Federal Register notice that proposes to raise the population threshold for the designation of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), NARC has submitted comment to the Office of Management and budget opposing the change. Comments on this notice are due by March 19, 2021. NARC members are encouraged to utilize this language for their own