State of the County

The annual Chesterfield State of the County address is given by County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. The 2020 Address provided a wide-ranging retrospective of the COVID-19 response, economic events, budget revisions, business developments, quality of life improvements and much more that occurred in Chesterfield in 2020. In addition, Dr. Casey offered his vision for the future of our county, both in 2021 and beyond. The 2020 State of the County presentation was co-hosted by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and ChamberRVA.

With community members' health and safety our top priority, the 2020 State of the County address was held virtually to comply with social distancing best practices.

View the 2020 State of the County PowerPoint presentation (PDF).

View the 2020 State of the County

Learn More About Chesterfield

Review some of the county's highlights from the past year, including major awards and accomplishments earned by departments and officials throughout Chesterfield County Government. 

  1. Enhancing Customer Service 
  2. Improving Community Infrastructure
  3. Strengthening Public Safety

Enhancing Customer Service

Chesterfield County Earns 14 National Achievement Awards from NACo

This year, the National Association of Counties (NACo) presented Chesterfield with 14 awards during its 2020 Achievement Awards Program, which is designed to recognize the ways local governments are providing better, more innovative services to their residents and strengthening communities across the country. Read the full news release

Chesterfield Wins Best Large County Achievement Award For Virginia Counties

The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) named Chesterfield County as the recipient of three 2020 Achievement Awards, including one of the program’s highest recognitions, the Best Large County Achievement Award. Read the full news release and view the video

My Chesterfield Academy

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia (ALSACV) launched a new academy that empowers residents—particularly those from multicultural communities—to navigate Chesterfield County's government and connect to community resources. View the video

Regional Localities Connect Residents to Anti-Discrimination Resources and Institutions 

In June, Chesterfield County unveiled the Know Your Rights and Resources webpage, a regional collaboration designed to connect residents to national, state and local organizations fighting discrimination. Read the full news release

User Experience and Public Engagement Focus of Revitalized Pending Zoning Case Status Webpage

The Planning Department overhauled its Pending Zoning Case Status webpage to display vital application details—such as the applicant, the assigned county case manager, a project summary, contact information and location proposal—in a more user-friendly way. Read the full news release