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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Long-Time Chesterfield Judge Recognized With Naming Of Child Advocacy Center

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Date: May 23, 2019

Citizen Information and Resources

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — After 33 years of working in a Juvenile and Domestic Relations courtroom, Judge Bonnie C. Davis knows firsthand how challenging it is to prepare a child to testify about alleged ...

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County News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Chesterfield Arboretum Awarded Level I Accreditation by ArbNet Accreditation Program

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General ServicesMay 22, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Arboretum, located on the Chesterfield County Government Complex, has been awarded a Level I accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton...

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County News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Club Champions League Extends Contract with Chesterfield Through 2022

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Parks and RecreationMay 16, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County will continue to play host to several of the Club Champions League’s (CCL) major soccer events through 2022, thanks to recently renewed contracts. This is th...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Are you ready to rock? Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend at Chesterfield LIVE!

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Parks and RecreationMay 15, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Pack your dancing shoes and prepare to sing along to the new sound of summer! We’re less than two weeks away from Chesterfield LIVE!, a brand-new music festival, happening Satur...

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County News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Chesterfield Selected To Participate in National Initiative To Expand Opioid Treatment In Jails

May 9, 2019 

Sheriff's Office

Chesterfield County today announced it is one of 15 localities, and the only one in Virginia, selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails.

The c...

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County News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

New ‘Access On Demand’ Transportation Program Offers County Residents Direct-To-Destination Service

Access on Demand customer being loaded in to the van.

May 6, 2019

Citizen Information & Resources

Getting around in Chesterfield just got easier with the launch of Chesterfield County’s newest transportation program, Access On Demand. This service is the first of its kind in the region, offering affordable...

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County News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Chesterfield County Names Thomas Tucker as Emergency Communications Director

Thomas Tucker, emergency communications director

Chesterfield County has named Thomas “Tommy” Tucker as its new director of emergency communications. He has served as interim co-director of the Emergency Communications Center, or ECC, since October 2018.

After 32 years working in publ...

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County News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Dutch Gap Relic River Project Wins Governor’s Excellence Award

Parks and RecreationApril 24, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — At its regular meeting on April 24, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors recognized the Parks and Recreation Department, which was recently named a recipient of the 201...

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County News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Chesterfield Transportation Launches Streamline 360/288 Improvements Website

Streamline 360/288 projects

TransportationApril 22, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, the Chesterfield County Transportation Department launched its new website, Streamline 360/288 Improvements, dedicated to the multi-year, phased plan of multiple roadway projects along...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Falling Creek Ironworks Celebrates its 400th Anniversary

Line drawing of first iron furnace as part of logo for Falling Creek Ironworks 400th Anniversary

On Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Falling Creek Ironworks will be commemorating its 400th anniversary with a heritage day celebration. This special event recognizes the establishment of the first iron furnace 400 years ago.

A procession of event partici...

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County News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Chesterfield Attorney Earns A. Robert Cherin Award

County Attorney's OfficeApril 17, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Michael Chernau, deputy county attorney, was awarded the A. Robert Cherin Award on Friday, April 5, from the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc., or LGA, for his exemplary ...

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County News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Fee Waived For Vegetative Debris at County Convenience Centers Through April 28

General ServicesApril 16, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County will waive vegetative debris fees at both the Northern and Southern Area Convenience Centers through Sunday, April 28, to give residents time to cleanup from Monday&...

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County News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Chesterfield TRIAD to Host 20th Annual Senior Day

Aging & Disability Services

Date: April 16, 2019

It’s no secret that Chesterfield TRIAD’s mission is to serve and connect seniors, so it’s “Roaring into the Twenties” next month to celebrate the 20th Ann...

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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Lecture Series Highlights History of Falling Creek Ironworks in Anticipation of 400th Anniversary

Parks & Recreation

Date: April 1, 2019

As Chesterfield County prepares to recognize the 400th anniversary of Falling Creek Ironworks with a heritage day celebration in May, it has planned a series of lectures to highlight the history of the first iron f...

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County News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Chesterfield County Offers Rain Barrel Workshops

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Environmental Engineering

Date: March 28, 2019

Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering, in cooperation with the James River Soil and Water Conservation District and the Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, will hold two worksh...

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County News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Introducing the New Sound of Summer—Chesterfield LIVE!

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March 25, 2019

Parks and Recreation

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Spring may have just started, but soon we’ll be “Walking on Sunshine” and searching for “Good Times” to cure the “Su...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

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

Mental Health Support Services 

March 25, 2019 

It’s never too early for parents to start talking with their children about the dangers of underage drinking. During April, which is Alcohol Awareness Month, Chesterfield County and...

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County News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

First-Ever Chesterfield Growth Through Opportunity Program Celebrates Success with Graduation

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County celebrated the successful completion of the inaugural 16-week Growth Through Opportunity (GTO) cadet academy, with the graduation of five adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in this...

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County News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Chesterfield County Releases Business Climate Survey

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield Economic Development has published an online Business Climate Survey to gather feedback from county businesses.

Specifically created to gather opinions from existing business owners and managers, the survey is availab...

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County News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Educational Traveling Trunk Teaches History of WWI

Trunk of authentic and replica WWI artifacts

Parks & Recreation

Date: March 14, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County’s Sesquicentennial of WWI Committee has created an educational traveling trunk to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I. The trunk includes lesson plans for...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Chesterfield Announces New Academy For Multicultural Communities

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Citizen Information & Resources

Date: March 12, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia (ALSACV), is launching a new academy that empowers residents...

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County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Celebrate National Agriculture Week March 11-16

Cooperative Extension

March 8, 2016

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Agriculture plays a vital role in everything from providing food for family dinners to supplying raw materials for major industry. To raise awareness of where our food, fibers and fuels...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Free Medication Disposal Pouches Available in Chesterfield

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February 26, 2019

Mental Health Support Services

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Prescription drug abuse is a national epidemic, and through the month of March, Chesterfield County is promoting the proper disposal of expired or unused medications throug...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Medication Take-Back Set for March 5

Feb. 26, 2019

Police

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – The Chesterfield County Police Department, in partnership with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE), and Chesterfield Emergency Response Team (CERT), will h...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

2019 Chesterfield County Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners Announced

Six Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners

Date: February 25, 2019 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As February comes to a close, Virginia State University and Chesterfield County honored six high-achieving high school seniors at the annual Black History Month Business Breakfast and Sc...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Harrowgate Park Closed Beginning March 1

Parks & Recreation 

Date: February 25, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Beginning March 1, Harrowgate Park, 4000 Cougar Trail, will be closed for construction.

The park will be closed for construction of the new Harrowgate Elementary Sch...

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County News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Region launches Opioid Solutions RVA website, media campaign

Opioid Solutions RVA launch

The counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico and the city of Richmond today launched a website and a yearlong media campaign under the name Opioid Solutions RVA to highlight the dangers of opioid use and to connect those struggling with addiction to ...

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County News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Registration Open for the Government Citizens Academy

Government Citizens Academy

February 5, 2019

Citizen Information & Resources

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Chesterfield County is offering a hands-on approach for citizens to learn about their local government and tour county facilities. Registration is open for the 2019 Governmen...

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County News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Registration Open for “Grass Roots” Program

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February 1, 2019

Cooperative Extension

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — It may not be spring yet, but it’s never too early for homeowners to start planning for a beautiful yard. Lucky for them, having a green thumb isn’t the only way ...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Musical Event to Kick Off 30th Black History Month Celebration

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Join Virginia State University and Chesterfield County for a special musical event to kick off the 30th Black History Month Celebration Friday, Feb. 1, 7-9:30 p.m., at Virginia State University, featuring R&...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Chesterfield Seeks Citizen Input on Transit Needs Along Jefferson Davis Corridor

January 30, 2019

TransportationCHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Department of Transportation, in partnership with SIR, a local marketing research and consulting firm, is conducting a survey about the Jefferson Davis corr...

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County News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Chesterfield, Virginia Credit Union Partner on Five-Year Sponsorship Agreement

Parks and Recreation

Jan. 25, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department and Virginia Credit Union have partnered on a five-year sponsorship agreement worth $100,000 that includes Virginia Credit Union&a...

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County News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

County Links Up with the Nation’s Longest Linear Park

Virginia East Coast Greenway

January 24, 2019

Parks and Recreation

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — A path near Pocahontas State Park has become a designated part of the East Coast Greenway, which aims to develop a biking and walking route from Canada to Key West. The nonprofit East...

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County News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

County Adopts Time-Tested Model for Continually Affordable Homes

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, or MWCLT, has closed on its first home in Chesterfield with support from the county. MWCLT will repair and rehabilitate a vacant home at 5616 S. Melbeck Road and sell it to a new homeowner ...

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County News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

‘The Basics’ Initiative Comes to Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Eighty percent of brain growth happens during the first three years of life. RVA Basics, a new initiative coming to Chesterfield, wants to make the most of that time and help kids get their best start in life. It focuse...

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County News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors Elect Chair, Vice Chair

January 10, 2019

Board of Supervisors

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — At their Jan. 9 meeting, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors elected Midlothian District Supervisor Leslie Haley as chair for 2019. Haley previously served as vice chair in 2...

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County News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Chesterfield County Internal Auditor Earns CGAP

January 3, 2019

Internal Audit

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Christopher Meade, CPA and senior auditor with Chesterfield County’s Department of Internal Audit, recently earned the Certified Government Auditing Professional, or CGAP, credenti...

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County News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Chesterfield County Names Hughes as Community Corrections Services Director

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December 4, 2018

Community Corrections

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County has named Gary Hughes as its new director of community corrections services. County leaders selected Hughes after a national recruitment process. He is currently ...

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County News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Chesterfield First in Region to Partner with Growth Through Opportunity Cadets Program

December 4, 2018

General Services/Public Safety

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

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County News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Chesterfield Receives National Recognition on Budgeting

November 20, 2018

Budget

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County has recently been honored by the Government Finance Officers Association with the Distinguished Budget Presentation award for the county’s budget. This is th...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Chesterfield Offering Lifetime Dog Licenses Beginning Nov. 1

Chesterfield lifetime dog license

October 29, 2018

Treasurer's Office

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Beginning Nov. 1, Chesterfield County will offer a lifetime dog license for $10 at the county Treasurer’s Office, animal shelter and at several local businesses. Licenses, whi...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Fee Waived For Vegetative Debris at County Convenience Centers Through Oct. 21

October 12, 2018

Waste and Resource Recovery Division

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County will waive vegetative debris fees at both the Northern and Southern Area Convenience Centers through Sunday, Oct. 21, to give residents time to cle...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Public Comment Sought On Draft Comprehensive Plan Update

October 8, 2018

Planning

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The draft update to the Chesterfield County Comprehensive Plan is now available for public review and comment through Nov. 12 at www.chesterfield.gov/compplanupdate. The Comprehensive Plan is the ...

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County News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Sports Tourism Sees Another Banner Year in Chesterfield

Sports Tourism

CHESTERFIELD
COUNTY, VA
— Sixty-two sports events attracting athletes, families and coaches from across the nation and several countries saw sports tourism’s local economic impact reach $41 million in fiscal 2018. It’s an in...

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County News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Chesterfield County Designated ‘Purple Heart County’

Purple Heart Resolution

October 3, 2018

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County held a ceremony to honor the county’s Purple Heart recipients and recognize its declaration as a “Purple Heart County.” The ceremony was held at th...

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County News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

‘Connect[tober]fest’ Workshops Designed to Create Dialogue About How Community Priorities, Resources

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Join us at Connect[tober]fest! Bring your neighbors and attend any of several interactive and engaging workshops designed to create dialogue about how community priorities and resources align, showcase ways you can get ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Chesterfield County Internal Auditor Earns CISA

September 27, 2018

Internal Audit

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

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County News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation

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September 24, 2018

Parks and Recreation

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies, or CAPRA, awarded the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department with the prestigious CAPRA accred...

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County News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Chesterfield Names Road to Honor Service and Sacrifice of Fallen Military Soldier

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September 21, 2018Communications and Media

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County government officials honored the service and sacrifice of Chesterfield native and Army hero by naming the road in Huguenot Park, Kyle Middleton Way. &...

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County News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Fee Waived For Vegetative Debris at County Convenience Centers Through Sept. 30

September 20, 2018Waste and Resource Recovery 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County will continue to waive vegetative debris fees at both the Northern and Southern Area Convenience Centers through Sept. 30, to give residents tim...

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County News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Intersection at Woolridge and Otterdale Roads Reopened to Traffic

September 13, 2018Transportation 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The intersection at Woolridge and Otterdale roads has been reopened to traffic more than a week ahead of schedule. Drivers traveling on Otterdale Road will have a stop sign at t...

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County News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Vegetative Debris Accepted at County Convenience Centers

September 12, 2018Waste & Resource Recovery

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County continues to prepare for the impact of Hurricane Florence. Part of that planning is focusing on cleanup and recovery following the storm.

Chesterfield ac...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Chesterfield’s Community Emergency Response Team Course begins Oct. 2

September 12, 2018Community Emergency Response Team, CERT

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA —Are you interested in training that will better prepare you for disasters and emergencies? Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Tea...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Chesterfield Launches New County Government and Library Websites

September 07, 2018Communications and Media

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County has launched two new websites following redesigns of the county’s local government and library sites. The new chesterfield.gov and library.chesterf...

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County News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Ettrick Park Concession Building Dedicated in Honor of Local Physician, Advocate

August 10, 2018Parks and Recreation

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The concession building at Ettrick Park has been dedicated in honor of Dr. Samuel Busch, a local physician who has worked in the community for more than 40 years.

The Samuel E. Busch Co...

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County News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Chesterfield County Earns Achievement Awards from VACo

August 08, 2018Communications and Media

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA— Chesterfield County recently received three achievement awards from the Virginia Association of Counties, continuing its streak of winning at least one award each year for the 16 ye...

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