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
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.
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.
Improving Community Infrastructure
Chesterfield County Public Library Providing Virtual Learning and Telework Spaces by Reservation
To support families with school-age children, Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) began providing virtual learning and telework spaces in September for students, families and teleworkers by reservation. Read the full news release.
County’s Triple-AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed
This year, the nation’s top three ratings agencies reaffirmed Chesterfield County’s triple-AAA bond rating, solidifying Chesterfield’s position among a small group of peers able to demonstrate exceptional fiscal management. Read the full news release.
Funds Allocated to Make Road and Drainage Improvements Along Otterdale Road
After historic flooding occurred in parts of the county on Aug. 15, the Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $30 million in bonds for road and drainage improvements, including the improvement of the crossings on Otterdale Road. Read the full news release and view the video.
LISC Virginia and Chesterfield County Launch Relief Fund for Small Businesses Harmed by COVID-19
To support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, LISC Virginia and Chesterfield County launched the Microenterprise Relief Fund to provide businesses with five or fewer employees grants up to $10,000 for payroll, rent, utilities, vendor bills and COVID-19 related expenses. Read the full news release.
Pine Forest Build-A-House Virtual Tour
In July, Chesterfield hosted a socially distanced ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new, 24-hour intermediate care facility built through the county’s Build-a-House Project—the fourth such project completed in Chesterfield. View the video.
River City Sportsplex Improvements Ribbon-Cutting
This year, several improvements were made to River City Sportsplex, including: the addition of 532 paved parking spaces, a new state-of-the-art building with storage, restrooms, and concession, the addition of ADA access for all fields and amenities, concrete walking paths for entire complex and the addition of safety fencing for all playing surfaces. View the video.
Strengthening Public Safety
Chesterfield Fire and EMS Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Earns National Recognition
At the October Board of Supervisors meeting, the Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received the national Excellence in Fire-Service Based EMS Award for its Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) program, which has helped optimize the county’s use of emergency response resources. Read full news release and view the video.
Citizen's Police Academy Graduate Shares Remarks About His Academy Experience
Mr. King Goldman, a graduate of the Chesterfield County Police Department’s Citizen's Police Academy, shared remarks about his academy experience with the Board of Supervisors at the Oct. 28, 2020, meeting. View the video.