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Board of Supervisors Matoaca District
Steve A. Elswick

Email Address
elswicks@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
VM: (804) 768-7400
Fax: (804) 717-6297

 
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Matoaca District News

Virginia State University Recognized for Land Donation to Ettrick-Matoaca Library

Chesterfield County held a ceremony on Sept. 15, to commemorate Virginia State University’s land donation to the Ettrick-Matoaca Library. The county recognized the donation of this property, which is located between the library and VSU’s 416-acre Randolph Farm, with a plaque that will hang outside the library.

Land Donation

Members of VSU’s board, library and county officials at the sign unveiling. On the far right is Dr. Joseph Casey, county administrator, next to Casey is Kahil Dotay, past president of the Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library, and to the right of the sign is Dr. Makola Abdullah, VSU president. 


Give A Day RVA Project

On Sept. 23, Chesterfield County participated in Give A Day RVA, a regional day of service organized by HandsOn Greater Richmond. The county hosted two projects at Pocahontas State Park. Twenty volunteers, including children with their parents, worked on the Swift Creek shoreline access. This pathway and shoreline was in need of major overhaul work to provide safe access for those with disabilities. Additional volunteers, including representatives from Fort Lee, worked on the Swift Creek mountain bike trails, specifically a “rock drop” feature that has been requested by the biking community for the last several weeks.

GiveaDay
Volunteers, along with Deputy County Administrator Sarah Snead and Parks and Recreation Director James Worsley, worked on two projects at Pocahontas State Park as part of Give A Day RVA on Sept. 23. 


Centennial Celebration Event

Come celebrate the Historic 1917 Courthouse on the 100th anniversary of the day its cornerstone was laid! The celebration will include a reenactment of the first court case and the unveiling of a new interpretive sign. Retired County Administrator Lane B. Ramsey will be the keynote speaker. Fort Lee will bring 100 soldiers to represent the WWI draftees, the Fort Lee 392nd Band will perform, and there will be displays of tactical vehicles from the 502nd Transportation Company. Tours will be available at the 1917 courthouse, and the Historic 1892 Jail.

Courthouse Centennial Logo 


Sports Tourism Generates $38.6 Million in Economic Impact in Fiscal 2017

Sports tourism continues to play a significant role in Chesterfield County, generating $38.6 million for the local economy in fiscal 2017, up from $37.7 million the previous year. The county hosted 50 sports-tourism events that had a regional economic impact of $81.7 million, up $5 million from last year. Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill and Richmond Region Tourism President and CEO Jack Berry presented the information at the Sept. 27 Board of Supervisor’s afternoon session. Read the full release.  

Girls Lacrosse

Girls lacrosse is one of 12 different sports that brought events to Chesterfield County in FY17.  


Suicide Awareness Focuses on Young People

In Virginia, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death, the second leading cause of death for young people, ages 15-34, and the third leading cause of death for ages 10-14. From mid-October to mid-November, the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition, which is co-chaired by Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services and the nonprofit FACES, is working to raise awareness about the risk of suicide, focusing on teens and young adults during Suicide Awareness Month. The goal is to reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions and encourage people of all ages to reach out for help – personally and for loved ones. Anyone can get help immediately by calling Chesterfield Crisis Intervention at 748-6356 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Experience Chesterfield in Autumn

Autumn is a great time to experience Chesterfield County! With temperatures dropping, leaves changing and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air, there are plenty of things to do in the county this time of year. Check out ExperienceChesterfield.com for some great ideas!

ExperienceChesterfield 


Save the Date for the Public Safety Career Expo 

The county will host a Public Safety Career Expo Oct. 21. Find more information at www.chesterfield.gov/careerexpo.


Thousands attend National Night Out Celebrations

Chesterfield County participated in the 34th annual National Night Out celebration on Aug. 1. More than 150 people, including volunteers and members of the Police Department and other agencies, worked tirelessly to help make the evening a huge success. Thousands of residents throughout the county attended 132 block parties.

National Night Out - Ettrick 

Col. Thierry Dupuis celebrates his final National Night Out with several county police officers at Ettrick Aug. 1. 


Chesterfield Produces PSA to Draw Attention to Heroin Addiction

With statistics indicating one in five heroin overdoses in Chesterfield County results in death, county agencies have partnered to produce a public service announcement bringing attention to the dangers of heroin addiction and the resources available to those affected by it. Chesterfield County’s Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Department of Mental Health Support Services, Health Department and Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., SAFE, worked with the county’s Department of Communications and Media to produce a 30-second PSA focusing on the problem and where to go for help.

Opioid and Heroin Card 

Resources are available to those struggling with an opioid or heroin addiction. 


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