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Revitalize Our Communities Committee
Revitalize Our Communities Committee

2017 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

Neighborhood Forum 

The 2017 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center. The theme of this year’s Forum was “Home and Community Revitalization.” Richard McKann, host of the WRVA 1140 AM home improvement show, was our guest speaker. A wide variety of workshops, activities, vendors, and information resources were provided to help residents and community leaders revitalize their homes and communities.

Workshops included:

  • Queries and Conundrums of Home Repair – Q&A with Richard McKann and other industry experts
  • Code Enforcement: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Home Renovation Methods – Updated and Efficient Building and Landscaping Products
  • Tax Breaks for Housing Renovation and Home Improvement 
  • Crime Prevention Strategies
  • Locating and Hiring a Contractor

Volunteer and Organization of the Year Awards

Chesterfield County Revitalize Our Communities Committee (ROCC) recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding organizations and individuals from across the County who enhance the quality of life in their communities. Each year we honor a volunteer and an organization who make significant impacts on their community. This year's award winners are:

  • Volunteer of the Year: Julius Huggins, Meadowbrook Estates Civic Association
  • Organization of the Year: Concerned Citizens of Ettrick

NACO Award Logo 

The National Association of Counties (NACo) granted Chesterfield County a 2014 Achievement Award for the “Annual Empowering Neighborhoods Forum” in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.

Home Modernization Guide Home Modernization Guide

It is essential to maintain the economic, social and physical health of Chesterfield County neighborhoods, particularly as they age. Over half of the County’s single family housing stock is twenty-five years or older. In order to better maintain and enhance these residential areas, the County has published a Home Modernization Guide that is geared to homeowners, prospective purchasers of homes, neighborhood leaders, realtors, contractors, home improvement retailers, and others. Use this Guide to revitalize Chesterfield!

Reference copies can be accessed at all Chesterfield County Public Libraries and at all Chesterfield County home improvement retailers (Lowe's, The Home Depot, Ace-Pleasants Hardware, and Southern States.) The Guide is also available for purchase at the Chesterfield Planning Department - 804-748-1050.

 Download the Full Home Modernization Guide (10 MB) 

Neighborhood Watch 

Neighborhood Watch assures that you and your neighbors are better protected and have a safe place to live.

The Path Forward 

The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations on programs that can help Chesterfield County sustain its older communities.

Community Revitalization Toolkit 

Information on how to create and maintain successful civic organizations, which are vital to sustaining older residential and business areas in Chesterfield County.

Rehabilitation of Residential Properties
This incentive program is designed to protect and preserve our maturing neighborhoods and offers partial tax exemption for the rehabilitation, renovation or replacement of qualifying structures. For more information on rehabilitation of residential properties, contact the Assessor's Office at (804) 748-1321.

Dial 2-1-1
2-1-1 connects people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help. 2-1-1 Virginia provides access to services in your community and statewide.

Citizens Helping Communities Help Themselves in Chesterfield

Education, Involvement, Support = Communities 

The SOCC was established by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on December 13, 2006. In 2016, the committee changed its name to the Revitalize Our Communities Committee (ROCC), reflecting the ROCC’s commitment to county revitalization.


  • Donna Cole
  • Renae Eldred
  • Bethany Halle (Chair)
  • Tim Hayes
  • Sharon Sipos (Secretary)
  • Marie Stella
  • Ben Thorp (Vice Chair)
  • J.D. Washington

Vision - All Chesterfield communities have high quality living and are desirable places to live and work due to sustained efforts from individual citizens, community and religious organizations, businesses, and county government.

Mission- The mission of this Committee is to identify best practices and disseminate information to individuals and organizations to maintain or improve communities.

Purpose - The purpose of the Committee is to educate, involve and support.

Meetings - First Thursday every month at 9 a.m. Please check the Calendar of Events for updated meeting information and changes.

Chesterfield County Airport
Conference Room B
7511 Airfield Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23237

Contact Information 

Chesterfield County ROCC
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832

804-717-6295 fax