Subject Matter Experts Provide Answers
Are you in need of a speaker for your group or organization? Let us help!
Chesterfield County is so much more than what you may see or read in the news. County staff are available and eager to talk to your group about topics that interest you. At the county, we want to build strong partnerships with our citizens by providing content on a variety of topics in a timely manner. Our subject matter experts want to be your best resource for getting answers to important questions about Chesterfield.
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Presentation topics will change periodically and presentations can be tailored toward your group’s demographics, time constraints and interests. Additionally, there is no charge to have one of our speakers come speak to your group or organization.
District Update – Request Your Board Member to Speak
Board of Supervisors
Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors members welcome invitations to engage with their constituents on many topics either specific to their respective magisterial districts or countywide. Speaking to groups or at events or functions is one of the many ways the county’s elected leaders stay informed, stay connected to the communities they serve and receive important feedback.
State of the County
Hear from County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey on what he calls the county’s secret sauce for success in the 2022 State of the County address. The presentation will highlight Chesterfield’s collaborative accomplishments over the past year in seven specific areas: economic development, tourism and attractions, housing, human services, education, public safety, and infrastructure.
Chesterfield Cooperative Extension - Master Gardeners
The Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Office offers presentations to interested garden clubs, civic organizations, homeowner’s associations and other community organizations in Chesterfield County. These presentations are given by Chesterfield Master Gardeners and/or by Cooperative Extension staff and are approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length. Presentations can cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, the suggested available topics. These topics are listed by the suggested presentation season but are all available year-round upon request. Requests will be filled based on volunteer Master Gardener availability.
Parks and Recreation
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) offers a variety of presentation topics, including:
- The 1749 Commission of the Peace, Chesterfield County’s Birth Certificate
- The Appomattox River Raid
- The Bermuda Hundred Campaign
- Chesterfield County and WWI
- The Civil War on the James River
- Historic Point of Rocks
- Resources of the CHSV Library – Saving the Past for the Future
Common Code Violations
Have you ever wondered about fence height requirements or the number of dogs allowed on a property? Get your common code violation questions answered! Learn about regulations on private property, including home occupation restrictions, setbacks for buildings and sheds, buffer requirements, overcrowding, recreational vehicle storage and use, truck parking, sign restrictions, and much more.
The County’s Water and Wastewater System
Director George Hayes discusses how Chesterfield County delivers quality water and provides wastewater services to its customers. Learn about the department’s wastewater treatment plants and the county’s three unique sources of water supply.
Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Services Available in Chesterfield
Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center
Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over another person in an intimate relationship. Learn more about these behaviors and how they are used to control victims of violence. Additionally, learn about domestic and sexual violence services available in Chesterfield County.
Get to Know Your Sheriff’s Office
The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of presentation topics that highlight their overall responsibilities for service of civil process, security of courts and jail operations. Learn more about the Helping Addicts Recover Progressively (HARP) program or community outreach programs such as Inmate Outreach or Seniors in Touch.
Get Out and Play!
Parks and Recreation
Learn about the many parks and programs Parks and Recreation offers.
The Modern Library Experience
Chesterfield County Public Library
Libraries are about so much more than just books; they are a place for the community to gather. Hear what our libraries offer, including job resources; 3D printers; programming about cooking, gardening and photography; and much more!
Preparing for an Emergency
Learn how to prepare for emergencies and disasters by understanding the hazards that can affect Chesterfield County; what supplies are needed to sustain you for at least 72 hours following a disaster; how to communicate with others; and how to stay connected to information relevant to the incident. Information about the Chesterfield County Division of Emergency Management and the Chesterfield County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program will also be presented.
Preparing Your Business for a Disaster
Every business should have an emergency plan. Learn how you and your business can be better prepared for natural hazards (hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding), health-related hazards (flu, viral illnesses), man-made hazards (acts of violence) and technology-related hazards (power outages, equipment failure, cyber security).
Senior Resources in Chesterfield
Citizen Information and Resources - Office of Aging and Disability Services
Chesterfield offers a variety of resources for older adults in the community. Learn more about these resources and come away with information about special community events; Yellow Dot, File of Life and Super Senior Passport programs; monthly support groups; volunteer opportunities; and much more!