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Board of Supervisors Bermuda District 
Dorothy Jaeckle

Email Address
jaeckled@chesterfield.gov  

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Board Meeting Location
Public Meeting Room
10001 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

Phone Numbers
Office: (804) 748-1211
Home: (804) 748-4364
VM: (804) 768-7398
Fax: (804) 717-6297

 
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Bermuda District News

Board Elects Chair and Vice Chair

At its Jan. 10 organizational meeting, the Board of Supervisors elected Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle as board chair and Midlothian District Supervisor Leslie Haley as vice chair for 2018. This is the second consecutive year they have held the positions on the board. Additionally, the board adopted its 2018 meeting schedule for the year. A live audio stream of afternoon work sessions and a live video stream of evening meetings are available at chesterfield.gov.


New Mural for Kids, Designed by Teens, at Chester Library

All aboard! Check out the new train mural, featuring literary characters to delight children of all ages, at the Chester Library. The mural was designed and painted by members of the Chester Teen Art Club (pictured) and was unveiled during A Taste of Art.

 Chester Mural 


New Mental Health Support Services Hours

The Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services changed its hours beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to enhance customer service.


Police Chief Officially Sworn In

Col. Jeffrey S. Katz was officially sworn in as the county's new police chief Jan. 2. He is Chesterfield's eighth police chief since the department formed in 1914. A Florida native and 25-year veteran of law enforcement, Katz served as the Boynton Beach, Florida, Police Department's chief from 2013 to 2017.

Col. Katz Swearing

The Hon. Timothy J. Hauler, chief judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, administers the oath of office Jan. 2 to Col. Jeffrey S. Katz. Theresa Katz later pinned the badge on her husband. 


County Recognized Twice For Energy Efficiency

Chesterfield County recently was recognized with two energy-related awards. The Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Council awarded the county first place for local government for its comprehensive energy management program. For the eighth consecutive year, the Virginia Association of Counties also awarded Chesterfield its Go Green Award.


Experience Chesterfield in Winter

Winter is a delightful time to experience Chesterfield County! Here you’ll find suggestions for where to take the kids when it’s cold outside, for brisk outdoor hikes and for soaking up details about county history. For more ideas, check out other itineraries at ExperienceChesterfield.com.

 1917 Courthouse Snow 


Jeffrey Katz Named County's Next Chief of Police

Jeffrey S. KatzChesterfield leaders recently named Jeffrey S. Katz the county's next chief of police. The Florida native currently is chief of the Boynton Beach, Florida, Police Department. Chief Katz will start Jan. 2. Watch the recent announcement.

 


Friendly Phone Calls Keep Seniors Connected, Safe

SeniorsThe Chesterfield County Senior Advocate's Telephone Reassurance Program is seeking seniors in the community to receive friendly phone calls from volunteers. Volunteers receive training and make their calls from the Senior Advocate's office four days a week. Seniors can receive calls two, three or four days. Volunteers provide moral support through telephone check-ins to make sure a senior is okay. They will not solve problems, but will provide a listening ear. These calls offer increased socialization, as well as safety checks, and give lonely, isolated individuals something to look forward to. Seniors who would like to receive calls must fill out an application listing their contact information and other details. For more information about this free program, call 768-7878 or email senioradvocate@chesterfield.gov.

 


County Wins Award for Budget

Chesterfield County recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for fiscal 2017. This award reflects the commitment of the county’s budget staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive the award, the county had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for an effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well and entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.


Chesterfield Police Officer Receives Gold Valor Award

Officer First Class Christopher Hodges of the Chesterfield County Police Department recently received the Gold Award at the annual Retail Merchants Valor Awards breakfast, which recognizes law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency personnel for heroic actions in the line of duty. On Thanksgiving Day last year, Hodges responded to a call about a man robbing a convenience store on Chester Road. Upon seeing Hodges, the man fled into the woods and shot at Hodges several times. Hodges returned gunfire and hit the man, who crawled out of the woods and was arrested. Hodges also received another award the same day for rescuing someone from a burning car.

Valor Awards 

Interim Police Chief Dan Kelly (left) presented Officer First Class Christopher Hodges the Gold Valor Award on Wednesday. Hodges was honored for his response to a robbery call last Thanksgiving. Photo courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 


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