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About CAP

CAP’s Mission

CAP works with the public, elected leaders and local and state government agencies to enhance Rockingham County’s rural character, urban spaces and natural and cultural resources.

CAP strives to achieve these goals by providing timely and accurate information to foster good public policy in transportation and land use planning and land conservation.

CAP Background

The Community Alliance for Preservation Inc. is a non-profit Virginia corporation granted tax-exempt status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. We became a non-profit association in 2003 and a non-profit corporation in 2007. We are supported by donations from individuals and charitable foundations. Gifts to CAP are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

CAP was formed in 1999 by citizens in the southeastern portion of Rockingham County concerned that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and county officials wanted to build a loop road east of I-81. The proposed highway would have opened the county’s core agricultural reserve and historic battlefields to development, in direct conflict with the county’s comprehensive plan.

Since that time, CAP has broadened its mission to encourage an array of land use planning, conservation and economic development strategies that will protect Rockingham’s unique rural character, traditional villages and towns, our historic places and agricultural economy.

Board of Directors & Staff

Our County

INFORMATION

CAP provides timely and accurate information to foster good public policy in transportation, land use planning and land conservation.

ANALYSIS

CAP studies how local, regional and state plans will impact Rockingham County's rural heritage, traditional towns and villages, and the natural, historic and other resources essential to our high quality of life.

ENGAGEMENT

CAP helps Rockingham residents make their voices heard on matters that impact the County's rural character, urban spaces and natural and cultural resources.