Regional Partnerships

The Town of Ashland is proud to be a member of numerous regional and statewide partnerships including the Central Virginia Transportation Authority, PlanRVA, Richmond Region Tourism, and more. 

Working with our partners in Hanover County and beyond is necessary to solve issues that transcend borders and ensures the interests of Ashland's residents and businesses are represented statewide. Whether it's increasing access to transportation, stormwater management, and resiliency planning, or marketing the region to visitors, there is power in partnerships.

Hanover County

While the Town of Ashland is an independent municipality, our location within Hanover County means that we rely on and partner with Hanover to provide and bring certain essential services and amenities to our residents. These services include:

  • Education – Hanover County Public Schools
  • Community Development – Building Official and Utilities (water and sewer)
  • Human Services – Social Services and Community Resources
  • Chickahominy Health District (state-led)
  • Public Safety – Courts, Sheriff’s Office, Fire & EMS, Pamunkey Regional Jail, 911 Center
  • Parks & Recreation – County parks (Washington Lacy Park, Poor Farm Park) & Recreation Programs


Formerly the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, PlanRVA is a forum for local government cooperation, information sharing, and dialogue focused on: community development, emergency management, environment, transportation, data, research and analysis, and the Central Virginia Transportation Authority, which provides administrative support on these initiatives.

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA)

CVWMA is a regional authority comprised of 13 localities with a population greater than 1,200,000 and covering an area of 2,500 square miles. Contracting collectively for residential trash collection and curbside recycling services results in more competitive pricing and streamlined operations across the region.

Richmond Region Tourism (RRT)

A regional group comprised of eight localities and major attractions (Kings Dominion and Richmond International Raceway), Richmond Region Tourism generates economic prosperity through tourism by attracting conventions, meetings, sports tournaments, and visitors.