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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Chesterfield Health Department Announces December Free COVID-19 Testing Events

Chesterfield Health Department 

Nov. 25, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 across Chesterfield, the county’s Health Department is hosting a series of free testing events througho...

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County News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Chesterfield Health District: Director Updates

Chesterfield Health District

Nov. 20, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Dr. Alexander Samuel, Chesterfield Health District director, provides case status and other relevant updates for the Chesterfield Health District, which includes the cou...

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County News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Seek to Amend FY21 Budget

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors 

Nov. 19, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — A combination of cost saving measures, higher sales tax revenue and accelerated residential growth is permitting the Chesterfield Board of Supervis...

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County News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Chesterfield Commissioner of the Revenue Office Now Offering Pre-Scheduled, In-Person Appointments

Commissioner of the Revenue

Nov. 16, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — To more efficiently serve residents while safeguarding employee and community health, Chesterfield’s Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is now pre-scheduling in-p...

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County News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Chesterfield Modifies Qualifications for its CARES Water Assistance Program

Social Services and Department of Utilities

Nov. 16, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County is modifying several of its requirements for its recently launched Chesterfield CARES Water Assistance Program to reach more residents...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Chesterfield Recognizes National Fraud Awareness Week Nov. 15-21

Fraud Week 2020 Badge

Internal Audit

Nov. 13, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). In honor of National Fraud Awareness Wee...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

November 18 Board of Supervisors Meeting To Be Held In Person

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors 

Nov. 13, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, will be held in person in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The...

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County News
Posted on: November 12, 2020

November 17 Planning Commission Meeting To Be Held In Person

Chesterfield County Planning Commission 

Nov. 12, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield Planning Commission will hold its Nov. 17 meeting in person in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

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County News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

LISC Virginia and Chesterfield County Launch Relief Fund for Small Businesses Harmed by COVID-19

Chesterfield County Department of Community Enhancement 

Nov. 10, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA -- LISC Virginia and Chesterfield County are pleased to announce the launch of the Chesterfield County Microenterprise Relief Fund. This fund will provid...

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County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Chesterfield Fire and EMS Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Earns National Recognition

Fire and EMS

Oct. 30, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 28, the Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received the national Excellence in Fire-Service Based EMS Award f...

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County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Chesterfield Offers Relief to Residents Behind on Water Bill Payments Due to COVID-19

Social Services and Department of Utilities

Oct. 30, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County has launched the Chesterfield CARES Water Assistance Program to offer relief to residents who have fallen behind on utility bill payments after...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Chesterfield Utilities Earns Recognition by National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Chesterfield Utilities Excellence in Management Award

Utilities Department

Oct. 29, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — On Oct.   28, the Chesterfield County Department of Utilities received the Excellence in Management Platinum Recognition from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, o...

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County News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office Awarded $1.2 Million Federal Grant to Combat Drug Addiction

Sheriff's Office

Oct. 28, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Last week, United States Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger announced an award of nearly $1.2 million in federal grant money to Chesterfield County’s category one comprehensi...

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County News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Chesterfield Health Department Announces November Free COVID-19 Testing Events

Upcoming COVID-19 Testing Sites

Health Department

Oct. 27, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 across Chesterfield, the county’s Health Department is hosting a series of free testing events throughout November.

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County News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Chesterfield County Public Library Launches Chatbot, Incorporates Live Chat Features

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Information Systems Technology, Chesterfield County Public Library

Oct. 27, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County Information Systems Technology (IST) and Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) announced the launch of CCPL C...

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County News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Chester Library to Reopen to the Public Monday, Oct. 19

Chesterfield County Public Library

Oct. 9, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Public Library’s Chester Library will reopen to the public on Monday, Oct. 19.   Chester Library is the fourth library to reinstat...

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County News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Chesterfield County Experiencing Record Setting Early Voting

Chesterfield County Registrar's Office 

Oct. 8, 2020 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County registered voters are turning out in record numbers to cast their ballots early in the 2020 General Election.&a...

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County News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Absentee Ballot Voters Can Skip Early Voting Lines to Cast Ballot

Ballot Bag

Chesterfield County Registrar's Office 

Oct. 6, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — With early voting in full swing in Chesterfield, the county’s Registrar’s Office is reminding early voters returning thei...

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County News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Chesterfield Recognizes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center

Oct. 2, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Can you imagine being in quarantine with the person you are most afraid of? October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to bring awareness to this im...

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County News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Chesterfield Names New Director of Parks and Recreation

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Parks and Recreation

Sept. 29, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — After a nationwide recruitment, Chesterfield County today announced Robert Smet as its new director of Parks and Recreation. Smet, who currently serves as the county’...

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County News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Chesterfield Health Department Announces October Free COVID-19 Testing Events

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 across Chesterfield, the county’s Health Department is hosting a series of free testing events throughout October. 

 The free indoor, walk-up testin...

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County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Chesterfield Utilities’ Director Receives A.H. Paessler Award

George Hayes A.H. Paessler Award

Utilities Department

Sept. 25, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County’s Director of Utilities George B. Hayes, P.E., was awarded the A. H. Paessler Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association on Sept. 15. President ...

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County News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Funds Allocated to Make Road and Drainage Improvements Along Otterdale Road

Transportation

Sept. 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Last night, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $30 million in bonds for road and drainage improvements throughout the county due to historic flooding that occurr...

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County News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Chesterfield Encourages Residents to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Registrar’s Office

September 22, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — With the General Election only a few weeks away, Chesterfield County is encouraging its residents to get registered to vote on Sept. 22 in conjunction with National...

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County News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Chesterfield Assistant County Attorney Named “Up and Coming Lawyer”

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County Attorney’s Office

September 21, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — This month, Virginia Lawyers Weekly announced Assistant County Attorney Emily C. Russell as a member of the 2020 class of Up and Coming Lawyers. According to the publi...

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County News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Chesterfield’s Treasurer’s Office Recognized for Achieving Accreditation

Treasurer’s Office

Sept. 18, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Recently, the Chesterfield County Treasurer’s Office once again received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia after rigorous review...

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County News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Chesterfield to Open Early Voting location Friday

Sept. 17, 2020

Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield registered voters looking to beat the lines can begin casting their ballots Friday at the county’s Registrar&rs...

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County News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Community Services Board Honors Local Partners of Mental Health Support Services Department

Mental Health Support Services

September 15, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Last month, the Chesterfield Community Services Board (CSB) presented partnership awards to county employees and community members who have enriched the work of the Depart...

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County News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Chesterfield County Class Helps Residents Prepare Financially for Emergencies

Sept. 10, 2020

Chesterfield Emergency Management 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Emergencies like hurricanes, tornadoes or Chesterfield’s historic flooding this August pose a threat not only to the physical health of county residents...

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County News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Chesterfield Registrar’s Office Encourages Voters to Cast Their Vote in One of Three Ways

Sept. 9, 2020

Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office  

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office wants to assure all voters that we are taking every precaution to provide a safe voti...

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County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Chesterfield Announces Early Voting Locations for General Election

Sept. 3, 2020

Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In anticipation of high voter turnout, and to provide viable voting options during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chesterfield County Registrar&...

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County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Chesterfield Ranks No. 1 Among Leading ‘Digital Counties’

2020 DigitalCounties Survey Winner

Information Systems Technology

September 2, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — For the 11th consecutive year, Chesterfield County continues to set an example for the innovative use of technology in local government, earning the top spot in the 2020 Di...

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County News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Chesterfield County Public Library Providing Virtual Learning and Telework Spaces by Reservation

Chesterfield County Public Library

Sept. 1, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In support of families with school-age children, Chesterfield County Public Library, or CCPL, is providing virtual learning and telework spaces for students, families and t...

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County News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Board of Supervisors Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Adding Two Additional Absentee Voting Locations

Sept. 1, 2020

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors will hold a virtual special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. to discuss the establishment of two addition...

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County News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Chesterfield Seeks Additional Officers of Election for November Election

Sept. 1, 2020 

Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — With the November General Election only two months away, the Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office is sweetening the pot in its...

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County News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Launches Don’t Wait, Vaccinate! Campaign Ahead of School Starting

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Health Department

Aug. 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — With the summer winding down and school about to start, the Chesterfield Health District wants to remind parents that children must be up-to-date on physicals and immunizations befo...

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County News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Chesterfield Names New Deputy County Administrator

A photograph of James Worsley

Chesterfield County Administration

Aug. 18, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County announced today James D. Worsley as its new deputy county administrator for Human Services. Worsley currently serves as the county’s ...

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County News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Chesterfield Wins Best Large County Achievement Award For Virginia Counties

County Administration

August 10, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — This week the Virginia Association of Counties, or VACo, named Chesterfield County as the recipient of three 2020 Achievement Awards, including one of the program’s highest ...

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County News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Chesterfield Invites Those 100 Years or Older to be Recognized

Office of Aging and Disability Services

July 27, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Do you know someone living in Chesterfield County who will be 100 years of age or older this year? The Chesterfield County Department of Citizen Information and Resour...

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County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

County’s Triple-AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed

Budget and Management

July 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Recently, the nation’s top three ratings agencies reaffirmed Chesterfield County’s triple-AAA bond rating, solidifying Chesterfield’s position among a smal...

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County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Approves Economic Relief Measures for Residents, Businesses

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors 

July 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved allocating $50,000 for area residents seeking rent and mortgage assistance because of the ongoing economic ...

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County News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Chesterfield Cuts Ribbon on New Build-a-House Intermediate Care Facility

Mental Health Support Services

July 21, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County hosted a socially distanced ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new, 24-hour intermediate care facility built through the county&am...

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County News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Regional Localities Connect Residents to Anti-Discrimination Resources and Institutions

County Administration

July 7, 2020

As the commonwealth continues to reckon with racial injustice and economic inequality, Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties are committed to helping educate residents on legal protections against discrimination and h...

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County News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Chesterfield Parks And Recreation To Oversee County’s Cooperative Extension Service

Chesterfield Parks And Recreation 

Chesterfield Virginia Cooperative Extension Services 

June 26, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield’s Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Department will fall within th...

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County News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Chesterfield LIVE! Music Festival Announces 2021 Event Date

CfieldLive2021

Parks and Recreation

June 25, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield LIVE!, a free, family-friendly music festival hosted by Chesterfield County in partnership with the Richmond Symphony and the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, has been resc...

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County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Chesterfield County Earns 14 National Achievement Awards from NACo

NACO Logo

Communications and Media 

June 19, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Several Chesterfield County department programs and initiatives recently received national recognition by the country’s leading association for counties.

The Natio...

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County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Governor Northam Proclaims June 19, 2020 Juneteenth Freedom Day

Governor of Virginia

June 19, 2020

Virginia — Governor Ralph Northam proclaimed Friday, June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Freedom Day, calling all Virginians to observance and encouraging them to join in commemorative events throughout the Commonwealth....

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County News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Chesterfield to Safely Reopen Additional County Facilities and Offices

Communications and Media

June 11, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County announced today plans to reopen several offices and facilities to the public including three library locations, several Parks and Recreation athletics fields and ...

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County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Meet ChesterBot, Chesterfield County’s New Virtual Guide

ChesterBot Avatar - Bot

Information Systems Technology, Communication and Media

June 9, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County announced the launch of ChesterBot, an automated question and answer-style chatbot designed to assist visitors of the county&...

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County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Chesterfield Celebrates Volunteers at 38th Annual Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame

SVHOF 2020 Inductees

Department of Citizen Information and Resources

Office of Aging and Disability Services

June 4, 2020 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — On Wednesday, Chesterfield County celebrated the volunteer work of seven seniors at a virtual ceremony for the ...

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County News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Chesterfield Unveils New Community Facilities and Infrastructure Tracking Website

Budget and Management

June 3, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — At Monday’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting, county staff unveiled a new website, Community Facilities and Infrastructure, aimed at providing a one-stop shop for informatio...

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County News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Chesterfield County Announces $5M for “Back in Business” Grant Program

Economic Development

May 28, 2020

CHESTERFIELD, VA - At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, is launching “Back in Business” grants to support small bus...

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County News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Chesterfield’s Deputy County Administrator for Human Services Announces Retirement

Chesterfield County Administration 

May 27, 2020.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — After 25 years with Chesterfield County, Deputy County Administrator for Human Services Sarah C. Snead announced her plans to retire, effective October 1.

Snead, w...

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County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

New Websites Honor Chesterfield County’s Fallen Heroes

Chesterfield Fallen Heroes

Citizen Information and Resources and Information Systems Technology

May 21, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — In commemoration of Memorial Day, Chesterfield County unveiled two new websites designed to honor the sacrifices of local public safety and...

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County News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

ChamberRVA Introduces New Initiative to Support the Reopening of the Richmond Region

Economic Development

May 19, 2020

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond region business, community, and governmental leaders have come together to form ForwardRVA, a coalition focused on creating an innovative reopening and planning framework.

The immed...

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County News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Chesterfield Unveils Map of Public WiFi Access Locations

Information Systems Technology 

May 19, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — This week, Chesterfield County unveiled a new website designed to help citizens locate publicly-accessible, county-owned WiFi locations throughout Chesterfield. Featur...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Parks and Recreation’s Virtual Recreation Programs Bring Nature, Other Activities To The Home Screen

Parks and Recreation

May 15, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — When the COVID-19 pandemic started to affect Chesterfield County, and services were forced to modify, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department wasted no time to pivot its pr...

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County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

County Planning to Reopen Some Facilities

Parks and Libraries To Reopen

County Administration

May 8, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — A tiered approach to reopening county facilities closed by COVID-19 could see outdoor park amenities and some libraries reopening very soon.

A multifaceted county task force is developing ...

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County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Local Government Goes Virtual with ‘Chesterfield 101’

Citizen Information and Resources

May 8, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — With school out for the remainder of the semester, Chesterfield County is helping students keep up with their government studies by hosting ‘Chesterfield 10...

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County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Chesterfield Registrar’s Office Encourages County Voters To Request ‘Absentee By Mail Ballot’

Chesterfield County General Registrar’s Office 

May 7, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Chesterfield County General Registrar’s office is strongly encouraging its registe...

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County News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Chesterfield Unveils Online Tax Payment Plan Application

Office of the Treasurer 

April 21, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, the Chesterfield County Office of the Treasurer unveiled an online application for taxpayers who are seeking payment plan options for personal property taxes and rea...

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County News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Chesterfield Announces Inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions

Citizen Information and Resources

April 16, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County announced the recipients of the inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions Awards, which recognize residents who volunteer their time and resources to e...

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County News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First Extends Diaper Drive Through May 4

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First

Chesterfield County Prevention Services 

April 14, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA --- Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First is extending its 7th annual Diaper Drive through Monday, May 4 to ...

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County News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Chesterfield Fleet Named 47th Best in the Americas for Second Year Running

Fleet Services Division 

April 13, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — This week, the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas program recognized Chesterfield County’s Fleet Services Division for operating the 47th best fleet in North and Sou...

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County News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Chesterfield Launches E-Filing System for Development Plans

Department of Planning 

April 9, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — This week, the Chesterfield County Department of Planning unveiled a new online system for the submission and review of development plans to accommodate social distancing gui...

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County News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Chesterfield to Keep Focus on Community, Prepares for Economic Uncertainty Due to COVID-19

Communications and Media

March 30, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As uncertainty from the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to disrupt the daily routines of Chesterfield County residents, business owners and our own employees, county leaders are...

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County News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

‘Talk. They Hear You.’ Campaign Helps Parents Kickstart the Conversation About Underage Drinking

Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services

Chesterfield County Prevention Services 

March 30, 2020 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA -- Practicing social distancing does have some advantages for parents and their child...

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County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Chesterfield County Real Estate Tax Relief Program for Senior and Disabled Residents Amended

Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue

March 26, 2020 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — On Wednesday, March 25, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors amended the real estate tax relief program for senior and disabled citizens ...

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County News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Chesterfield Students Awarded Scholarships at Black History Month Business Breakfast

All six winners of the 2020 Chesterfield County Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship

Communications and Media

March 10, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County, Chesterfield County Public Schools and Virginia State University honored six high school seniors with Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships at the...

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County News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Chesterfield Fire and EMS to Receive Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

Chesterfield Fire and EMS

March 10, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and medical technology company Masimo announced Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (CFEMS) will receive the Ex...

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County News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Community Meetings Focused On Fiscal 2021 Budget

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors 

Budget and Management 

March 3, 2020 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board members will cohost community meetings focused on the...

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County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

County Selects New Director of Citizen Information and Resources

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Citizen Information and Resources 

Feb. 27, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — A familiar face is finding her way back to Chesterfield County. Emily Ashley has been selected as the new Director of Citizen Information and Resources. S...

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County News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

My Chesterfield Academy Accepting Applications for 2020 Session

My Chesterfield Academy Logo

Citizen Information and Resources

Feb. 21, 2020

Chesterfield County, VA – Today, Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Asian and Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia (ALSACV), announced that applications are now open for ...

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County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Chesterfield Names Donna Arrington New Accounting Director

A headshot photograph Donna Arrington

Accounting

Feb. 19, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — At the Board of Supervisors meeting this evening, Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey will announce Donna Arrington as the new accounting director. She will begin working in that role ...

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County News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Topping Out Ceremony to Mark Milestone in Construction of New Arts and Education Center

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Administration

February 18, 2020

Chesterfield County, VA – Today, Chesterfield County and the Chesterfield Cultural Arts Foundation (CCAF) celebrated the next milestone in the construction of the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education ...

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County News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

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

Planning Department

Feb. 12, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Citizens will now have the ability to search the status of pending zoning cases in a manner focused on user experience and increased public engagement.   

The revitalized...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Chesterfield Publishes Good Landlord/Tenant Informational Guide

CE Landlord_Tenant Hightlight

Community Enhancement

January 30, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County’s Department of Community Enhancement and the Revitalize Our Communities Committee (ROCC) have published a Good Landlord/Tenant Guide designed to provid...

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County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Save the Date: Chesterfield LIVE! Music Festival Returns May 9

Save-the-date announcement for Music Festival Chesterfield Live on May 9, 2020 at Chesterfield Count

Parks and Recreation

January 28, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County Government announced that the Chesterfield LIVE! music festival will return for its second year on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

This free, family-friendly event ho...

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County News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Chesterfield attorney named ‘Influential Woman of Law’ 2020

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County AttorneyJan. 23, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Julie A.C. Seyfarth, a deputy county attorney with the Chesterfield Attorney’s Office, was recently named a 2020 Influential Woman of Law by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly publication....

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County News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Chesterfield County to participate in Dominion Energy’s electric school bus program

General ServicesJan. 16, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County’s fleet of school buses is getting a jolt from one of the country’s largest electric utilities.

Dominion Energy is preparing to deliver two electric sc...

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County News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

New Chesterfield Series Spotlights Local Businesses, Attractions and More Along Jeff Davis Corridor

A photo of Falling Creek, with trees in the background

Community Enhancement

January 16, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Department of Community Enhancement has unveiled a new online series, “In the Spotlight,” showcasing local businesses, parks, restaurants ...

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County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Chesterfield County Hires Three New Department Directors

Headshots of Andrea Peeks, Brent Epps and Khara Durden

Administration

January 8, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County announced the hiring of three new department directors. On Monday, Jan. 13, Andrea Peeks will take over as director of Budget and Management and Donald “...

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County News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Chesterfield County Administrator Gives 2019 State of the County Presentation

Administration

December 12, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Yesterday, Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joseph (Joe) P. Casey gave his state of the county presentation before the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce at the Career and Technical Cen...

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County News
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Chesterfield Anticipates Increased Attendance at December Board of Supervisors Meeting

Administration

December 10, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Due to the identified public interest in the Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, several measures are being put in place to help manage the anticipated increase in attendan...

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County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Chesterfield Honors Preservationist with Memorial Dedication at Falling Creek Ironworks

Bryan Walker Memorial - Falling Creek Ironworks 11.22.19h

Parks and Recreation

November 22, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County commemorated the life and accomplishments of Bryan H. Walker with a ceremony and memorial at Falling Creek Ironworks.

Walker, 87, was a volunteer, a preserv...

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County News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Chesterfield Utilities Department Recognized for Leadership

Utilities Leadership Award Group Photo 11.5.19

Utilities

November 14, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Department of Utilities has received the Sustainable Water Utility Award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. This award recognizes water utilit...

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County News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Chesterfield’s Growth Through Opportunity Academy Celebrates Success with Second Graduation Ceremony

General Services/Public Safety

November 8, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County celebrated the graduation of seven adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from its second, 16-week Growth Through Opportunity (G...

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County News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Chesterfield County Internal Auditor Earns CISA

Internal Audit

November 6, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Steve Sanderson, audit manager with Chesterfield County’s Department of Internal Audit, recently earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor, or CISA, credential fro...

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County News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Check Your Polling Location Before You Vote on Tuesday

General Registrar

November 4, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The General Registrar and Chesterfield County encourages residents to review their voter information and check their polling location before they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Sin...

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County News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Chesterfield Names New Director of Building Inspection

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Building Inspection

October 31, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County, after a nationwide recruitment, today announced Ronald W. Clements Jr., as its new director of Building Inspection. Clements currently serves as the county&rsq...

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County News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Millennial Visioning Project Shares Report: Lifestyle Priorities Among Young Adults in Chesterfield

Planning Commission

October 24, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA —The Millennial Visioning Project, a coalition of young people ages 21-40 living in Chesterfield County, has unveiled findings of an electronic survey and listening session, revealing lifestyle an...

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County News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Shred Paper Items, Recycle Electronics at Upcoming Event

Department of General Services 

October 23, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Next month, county residents are invited to bring their personal papers to have them securely shredded at no cost as part of the Shred & E-Cycling Eve...

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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Chesterfield Receives Statewide Recognition on Budget Innovations

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Budget and Management

October 16, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County has been honored by the Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association with the 2019 VGFOA Innovations in Government Finance Award. The county was re...

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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Chesterfield County Internal Auditor Receives Virginia CPA

Internal Audit

October 16, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Jim Boudreau, staff auditor with Chesterfield County’s Internal Audit department, recently received recognition as a CPA from the Virginia Board of Accountancy. This board regulat...

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County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Chesterfield Dedicates Street in Honor of Fallen Soldier

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Administration

September 27, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County dedicated a street in honor of Major Charles A. Ransom, United States Air Force, at Midlothian High School.

Major Charles A. Ransom, United States Air Force, was killed on...

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County News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

New Process Makes Latex Paint Disposal Painless

General Services

Sept. 19, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Starting next month, you’ll only have to go as far as your trash can to dispose of old or unwanted latex paint.

Effective Oct. 1, Chesterfield County is introducing a new latex pai...

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County News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Chesterfield Names New Deputy County Administrator

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Administration

September 18, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County today announced Jesse Smith as its new deputy county administrator for community development. Smith currently serves as the county’s transportation director....

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County News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Chesterfield Commemorates First House Rehabilitated in Partnership with Maggie Walker Community Land

Community Enhancement 

Sept. 18, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust (MWCLT) celebrated the rehabilitation and sale of the first residence to an income-eligible homebuyer as par...

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County News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Chesterfield Launches ‘Lock and Talk’ Awareness Campaign for National Suicide Awareness Month

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Mental Health Support Services

September 3, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Reducing the availability of highly lethal and commonly used suicide methods has been associated with declines in suicide rates of as much as 30-50% in other countries. In ...

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County News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Chesterfield Fleet Services Recognized with Three International Awards

General Services 

August 28, 2019 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County Fleet Services was recognized at the Board of Supervisors’ afternoon session for their exemplifying Everyday Excellence. Fleet Serv...

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County News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Chesterfield County Receives Visit from Martha Okafor

Social Services 

August 22, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services hosted Martha Okafor, Ph.D., the regional administrator for the Administration for Children and Families (AC...

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County News
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Chesterfield Dedicates Marker at the Historic Midlothian Elementary School

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Administration

Aug. 10, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County commemorated a piece of the county’s rich history with a marker dedication ceremony at the historic Midlothian Elementary School.

Completed in 1946, the bri...

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County News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Chesterfield’s Deputy County Administrator for Community Development Announces Retirement

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Administration

August 9, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — After 28 years with Chesterfield County, Deputy County Administrator for Community Development William “Bill” Dupler announced his plans to retire, effective Sept. 30, at ...

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County News
Posted on: August 2, 2019

County Continuing to Monitor Work by State Health Officials, CCPS to Investigate Source of Illness

August 2, 2019

Communications and Media

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County continues to monitor the work of the Virginia Department of Health and Chesterfield County Public Schools to investigate the source of illness regarding 10 confi...

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County News
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Chesterfield Wins Top Achievement Award For Virginia Counties

Administration 

July 31, 2019 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — This week the Virginia Association of Counties, or VACo, named Chesterfield County as the recipient of two 2019 Achievement Awards, including the program’s highes...

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County News
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Chesterfield Hosts Second Growth Through Opportunity Cadet Academy

GTO Program

July 23, 2019

Communications & Media

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County public safety and general services departments kicked off the second 16-week Growth Through Opportunity, or GTO, cadet academy, providing seven adults wi...

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County News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

August Planning Commission Meeting Moved Due to Planned Major Maintenance in Public Meeting Room

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Department of General Services

July 18, 2019 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — With planned major maintenance of the Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 25, next month’s meeting of the county Pl...

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County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Chesterfield Emergency Communications Asks Citizens ‘How’s Your 9-1-1 Service?”

Emergency Communications Center 

July 12, 2019 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield Emergency Communications dispatchers are always ready to answer citizens’ calls for help in their times of need but getting feedback...

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County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Chesterfield Ranks Among Leading ‘Digital Counties’ for 10th Year

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Information Systems Technology

July 12, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — For the past decade, Chesterfield County has ranked among the top 10 localities on the nationwide Digital Counties Survey by setting an example for the innovative use of techno...

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County News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

County’s Triple-AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed

Budget and ManagementJuly 9, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Recently, the nation’s top three ratings agencies reaffirmed Chesterfield County’s triple-AAA bond rating, solidifying Chesterfield’s position among a small...

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County News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Shred Paper Items, Recycle Electronics at Upcoming Event

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Department of General Services 

June 27, 2019

Shredding all your personal papers and recycling old electronics can seem like a daunting task, but Chesterfield is making this service simple and accessible.

Next month, county residents are invited to ...

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County News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Chesterfield Fire Chief Elected to Serve On International Board

Portrait of Chief Edward "Loy" Senter

Fire & EMS 

June 26, 2019 

At its annual meeting earlier this month, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association elected Chesterfield County Fire & EMS Chief Edward “Loy” Senter Jr. to its 2019-2020 board.

Senter wa...

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County News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Forbes Names Chesterfield A Top Virginia Employer

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Communications & Media 

Junes 25, 2019 

Chesterfield County was recognized earlier this month as one of only two local government agencies ranked among numerous Virginia companies on Forbes list of “America’s Best-i...

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County News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Chesterfield County Breaks Ground on Long-Awaited Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts

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Administration

June 24, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — After nearly three decades working to realize the dream of building an arts center in Chester, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held next Monday to officially begin construction of the Baxter...

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County News
Posted on: June 19, 2019

County Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Accounting Department

June 19, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Accounting Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the Unit...

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County News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Community Meetings Set to Share Draft Midlothian Community Special Area Plan with Residents

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Planning Department

June 17, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Two community meetings are planned to introduce the draft Midlothian Community Special Area Plan. The draft plan represents the community’s input and vision and serves as a road...

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County News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Chesterfield Names Kelly Fried As Executive Director of Mental Health Support Services

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Mental Health Support Services

June 14, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA —  Chesterfield County has named Kelly Fried as its new executive director of Mental Health Support Services and the Chesterfield Community Services Board. She has serve...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Chesterfield Encourages Investment in Older Buildings with Rehabilitation Tax Exemption

Clip art graphic of a boarded up building sitting beside a newly renovated one

June 13, 2019

Community Enhancement 

For home and business owners who are planning a rehabilitation, renovation or replacement project, filling out a short application could help them tap into a tax break.

Real estate incentive programs aren&rsq...

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County News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Chesterfield County Earns Seven National Achievement Awards from NACo

Communications and Media

June 12, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County recently received seven achievement awards from the National Association of Counties. These awards recognize the ways that local governments are providing better,...

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County News