About NVRC


The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is a regional council of thirteen member local governments in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. According to Virginia’s Regional Cooperation Act, NVRC is a political subdivision (a government agency) within the Commonwealth.

View NVRC's Charter

View NVRC's Bylaws


Each member jurisdiction appoints one or more representative(s) from its governing body to serve on NVRC’s board of 24 Commissioners. Only elected officials may be appointed, and the number of representatives per jurisdiction is population-based.


With a rich history spanning 60 years, NVRC’s chief roles and functions have focused on providing information, performing professional and technical services for its members, and serving as a mechanism for regional coordination. Current programs and projects address a wide array of local government interests.

Programs and Services

We have published in January 2024 a brief brochure outlining the programs and services NVRC provides to its local government members.


The work of the Commission is supported by annual contributions from its member local governments, by appropriations of the Virginia General Assembly, and by a variety of grants, contracts and fees from both governmental and private sector sources.

Other PDCs

Another twenty regional councils, or planning district commissions, similar to NVRC cover the rest of the state.