Revitalize Our Communities Committee (ROCC)

Empowering Neighborhoods Forum


About the ROCC

The Sustain Our Communities Committee (SOCC) was established by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in 2006. In 2016, the committee changed its name to the Revitalize Our Communities Committee (ROCC), reflecting the ROCC’s commitment to county revitalization. The ROCC is a volunteer citizens’ committee seeking to maintain and improve existing communities countywide.

The committee shall be composed of representatives of business associations, real estate professionals, homeowner associations, community associations, churches and citizen leaders.

If interested in joining this pro-active committee, please email Pam Cooper, community partnership manager, or call 804-751-2227 for an application and additional information.

ROCC

ROCC members (from left to right): Donna Cole-Midlothian District, John Miller-Bermuda District, Pam Pope-Dale District, Pam Cooper, Community Partnership Manager, J.D. Washington-Clover Hill District, Renae Eldred-Bermuda District and Ben Thorp-Dale District (not in photo; Sharon Sipos-Dale District, James Weathersbee - Cloverhill District, and Jewell Hunter - Midlothian District)

Meetings

The ROCC is committed to meeting during COVID-19 but, due to restrictions, is not open to the public. We can be reached through emailing Pam Copper, by calling 804-751-2227 or visiting us on Facebook.

Our Mission

To provide tools that empower communities to sustain, revitalize and advocate for neighborhood needs.

Resources

The ROCC provides a series of pamphlets designed to provide Chesterfield residents with information to maintain or improve their community. These may be printed or obtained from the Community Enhancement Department upon request and are also available in Spanish.

Planting Shrubs or Trees on Your Property

When planting shrubs or trees on your property, use the Visual Triangle (PDF) to make sure you do not create an obstruction and always call Miss Utility (811) before you dig. 

Go Green! Fencing the Natural Way

The ROCC strives for excellence in providing citizens information. The Fencing the Natural Way flyer (PDF) is designed to show you an alternative to the old traditional wooden fence by exploring the beauty of natural fencing.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list (see table below) of some recommended plants for our area; however, the best resource for plants and how to care for them is your local nursery or the Cooperative Extension office, which can be reached by calling 804-751-4401.

Common Name Botanical Description Mature Height Mature Width Comments Conditions
Abelia Glossy Linnaea x grandiflora Reddish Bronze 8' 6' - 8' Fast Growing Sun
Arborvitae Thuja Occidentalis Evergreen 10' 3'-4' Lt. pruning in Spring Sun/Partial Sun
Dwarf Burford Holly Ilex Cornuta Burfordii Evergreen 8' 8' Can be sheared Sun
Japanese Plum Yew Cephalotaxus Harringtonia Evergreen 12' 6' Toxic (can harm pets) Sun or Shade
Julian Barberry Berberis Julianae Evergreen 4' 6' Remove old limbs Sun
Nellie Stevens Holly Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ Evergreen 24' 15' Occasional pruning Sun
Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea Quercifolia Green to Red 4' 4' Trim old shoots Afternoon Shade
Spartan Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan' Evergreen 20' 5' Fast growing Sun/Partial Shade
Wax Myrtle Myrica Cerifera Evergreen 25' 10' Fast growing Sun
Oakleaf Holly ilex x 'Conaf" Evergreen 15' 15' Pollinator / low maintenance Sun/Drought Tolerant 

"Be the Good" Guide Series

The "Be the Good" Guides provide gentle reminders to help make Chesterfield neighborhoods great places to live.

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch program assures that you and your neighbors are better protected and have a safe place to live. It is also a great starting point for new associations.

Community Revitalization Toolkit

Download the Community Revitalization Toolkit (DOCX) for 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

The Rehabilitation of Residential Properties program in an incentive 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.

Home Modernization Guide 

Our Home Modernization Guide 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.

Enhance Safety and Beautify Your Neighborhood

Download our Enhance Safety & Beautify Your Neighborhood (PDF) guide for tips on keeping roads clean and safe.

Keep Your Grounds Clean

Download out Keep Your Grounds Clean from Pet Waste (PDF) guide to do your duty and clean up your pet waste.