Revitalize Our Communities Committee (ROCC)
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.
For additional information or to request an application, please email Kelly Booth.
To provide tools that empower communities to sustain, revitalize and advocate for neighborhood needs.
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.
- Be the Good Neighbor (PDF)
- sé el guía del buen vecino (PDF)
- Be the Good Landlord/Good Tenant (PDF)
- Landlord/Tenant Resources (PDF)
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.