Dale 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.


Chesterfield Fire and EMS Memorial Wall Dedication

On Dec. 12, Chesterfield Fire and EMS dedicated the final pieces to the Chesterfield Fire and EMS Memorial Wall. Two bronze castings and a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York were dedicated during the ceremony. Retired Battalion Chief David Palumbo worked tirelessly over the years to bring this project to completion.

Memorial Wall
 


Start the New Year at Meadowdale Library

Looking for a new job or starting a small business? Visit the Small Business Resource Center at Meadowdale Library for dedicated resources to help small business owners and job seekers. Visitors can get help with applications and interview skills as well as attend small-business workshops.


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

Historic 1917 Courthouse with 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.


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