Matoaca District News

Matoaca District Supervisor Steve Elswick and School Board Member Rob Thompson hosted four community meetings in March to discuss the county’s proposed FY2019 budget. The board is expected to vote on the FY2019 budget at its April 11 meeting.

Elswick FY2019 Budget Meeting
Matoaca Supervisor Steve Elswick answers questions at a FY2019 budget community meeting. 

Chesterfield Salutes Those Who Saved Dog Named Atlas

 Atlas Rescue 

Sign Up Now for the 2018 Government Citizens Academy

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Learn more about your local government! The Government Citizens Academy is a free hands-on opportunity to learn about how and why programs and services are offered. Learn about the county, meet local government leaders and offer feedback about county services. Participants will visit all five magisterial districts and tour some county facilities. Two academies offered:
May 1-June 27
Aug. 28-Oct. 24
Register today! 

29th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Breakfast

BHM Breakfast - Elswick 

Matoaca Distrist Supvisor Steve Elswick attended the Black History Month Scholarship Breakfast Feb. 23. Scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,500 to six deserving Chesterfield County high school students. 

BHM Breakfast - Awarding Check 

Matoaca District Supervisor Steve Elswick presents Virginia State University President Makola M. Abdullah and VSU alumnus retired Gen. Dennis Via with a check for the VSU ROTC Program.  

Community Budget Meetings Set

To continue engaging with citizens about the budget process, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors members and county staff are hosting community meetings among the county's magisterial districts. The meetings are part of the county's Blueprint Chesterfield initiative, which began as a way for citizens to learn the county's budget process while helping the county define priorities moving forward.

  • March 15, 2 p.m., Dale District, Greater Richmond Aquatic Center (SwimRVA), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway
  • March 15, 7 p.m., Dale District, Beulah United Methodist Church, 6930 Hopkins Road
  • March 19, 7 p.m., Clover Hill and Matoaca districts (combined), Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane
  • March 20, 1:30 p.m., Bermuda District, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road
  • March 20, 7 p.m., Midlothian District, Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike
  • March 21, 1 p.m., Matoaca District, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Road
  • March 21, 7 p.m., Matoaca District, Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane
  • March 22, 7 p.m., Bermuda District, Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road
  • March 27, 1:30 p.m., Matoaca District, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road

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2018 Budget Calendar

It's budget season in Chesterfield County! Here are some key dates to keep in mind. Community meetings about the budget will be held in March. Keep an eye on for updated information.
Feb. 28 - Board of Supervisors work session presentation on the fiscal year 2019 revenue outlook, presentation of approved FY19 school division budget and proposed FY19 utilities budget
March 14 - Board of Supervisors afternoon work session to review proposed FY19 budget
March 15-27 - Community meetings held to review and discuss the proposed FY19 budget
March 28 - Board of Supervisors evening session, FY2019 budget public hearings
April 11 - Board of Supervisors adopts FY19 Capital ImprovementPlan and budget

Proposed Capital Improvement Plan Presented at BOS Meeting

At the Jan. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting, a work session on the proposed Capital Improvement Program, or CIP, was held. The CIP encompasses a five-year period, FY2019-2023, and proposes funding for new facilities, renovations and expansions of existing facilities, transportation and technology projects. The proposed CIP sets forth a plan for the acquisition, development, enhancement or replacement of public facilities to serve county residents as guided by the adopted Public Facilities Plan. A public hearing on the CIP is scheduled for March 28.
FY19-23 CIP
Click image to view CIP PowerPoint. 

Cooperative Extension Has Moved!

 Cooperative Extension Has Moved 

Chesterfield County's Virginia Cooperative Extension Office has moved to a new location. The office is now in the newly renovated space adjacent to the Central Library, which is still under renovation. The Extension Officeis easily accessible via its own entrance. The new space is larger and offers more opportunities to serve customers. The enhanced Master Gardener's helpdesk invites residentsto ask questions and find resources, while a demonstration kitchen is home to classes and programs that promote healthy eating.For more information, visit

Chesterfield Unsolved

Chesterfield County Police need your assistance to solve a cold case. Do you know what happened to Damion West? On July 9, 2009, Damion L. West was killed in the 4800 block of Burnt Oak Drive. The case has not been solved. Police hope a new video will help generate more clues.If you have information on this case, please contact Chesterfield County Police at 804-748-1268 or leave an anonymous tip at

2018 Chesterfield Unsolved 

Don't be an Accidental Drug Dealer

Sixty-one percent of people aged 12 and older who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. That's why it is so important to dispose of unwanted medications. Free drug-deactivation pouches are available at numerous locations in Chesterfield County. When mixed with water, these pouches safely dispose of up to 45 pill tablets, 6 ounces of liquid or six patches that can then be disposed of in the trash.

Disposal Pouch and Meds 

Chesterfield Launches Training for Opioid Overdoses

In an effort to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, Chesterfield County has launched a program to provide training and distribute a free medication, naloxone (also known as NARCAN®), in the community. During the 1.5-hour trainings, participants learn how to administer naloxone and about resources available in the community. Go to for more information, and to sign up for a training.

Revive Training 

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.


Matoaca Supervisor and retired Chesterfield County Fire Chief Steve Elswick provided remarks at the dedication. 


Reading Buddy Program at Matoaca Elementary

For eight years, volunteers from the Matoaca community have participated in the Reading Buddy Program at Matoaca Elementary School. Check out the video to learn more about this program!

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


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