The commission includes three members from each of the participating political subdivisions who are appointed by the governing bodies for a term of three years, except for the initial appointments which are staggered for each representative as a one-, two-, and three-year term as determined by the governing body.
One member is appointed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization of the Fifth Planning District Commission for a term of three years. In addition, the following individuals or their designated representatives serve as ex-officio, non-voting members:
Chief planning official of each jurisdiction
Official responsible for parks and recreation from each jurisdiction
One representative of the non profit group heretofore established to support greenways in the Roanoke Valley
One representative of the Western Virginia Land Trust