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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Chesterfield Health District: Director Updates

Chesterfield Health District

April 1, 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: 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

Chesterfield Launches Standing Together – Six Feet Apart T-Shirt Fundraiser

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Citizen Information and Resources

March 30, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — On Friday, March 27, several local Chesterfield organizations partnered to launch the Standing Together – Six Feet Apart t-shirt fundraiser in support of the Ches...

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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 28, 2020

Reminder: Chesterfield Property Tax Supplemental Bills Due March 31, 2020

Treasurer’s Office

March 28, 2020

**Please note: These are property tax supplemental bills and are issued for vehicles purchases or home improvements that occur after the annual bills have been issued. Not every citizen will have received one. Ann...

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

County Government Offices to Remain Open with Reduced Operations Until Further Notice

Communications and Media

March 27, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Beginning March 30, Chesterfield County government offices will be open with reduced operations until further notice. Buildings will be inaccessible to the public; citizens are aske...

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County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Chesterfield County Launches ‘Chesterfield Eats To Go’ During COVID-19

Chesterfield Eats to Go

Economic Development

March 26, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic continues to sow uncertainty into the daily routines of Chesterfield County residents, local economic leaders have developed a way to connect p...

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County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Launches COVID-19 Call Center

Health Department

March 26, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield Health District, which includes Chesterfield and Powhatan counties and the City of Colonial Heights, has launched a COVID-19 call center for health district residents.

The ...

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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 26, 2020

Chesterfield County Prevention Services Launches ‘Calm, Connected, Caring Chesterfield’

Mental Health Support Services 

March 26, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Social distancing during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has the potential to wedge family and friends a part during a time they are needed the most.

With cont...

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County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Takes New Measures To Prevent Large Gatherings

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation 

March 25, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department will be implementing additional efforts to support social distancing in its park system an...

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County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

How Chesterfield County Residents Can Help Those Affected by COVID-19 Outbreak

Communications and Media

March 25, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Are you practicing social distancing but still interested in giving back to the people and organizations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Chesterfield County residents may now ass...

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County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Regional Announcement: Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team - When to Call 9-1-1

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Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team

March 25, 2020

CENTRAL VIRGINIA ALL HAZARDS INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM — Regional authorities are reminding citizens to call 9-1-1 only in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Because of th...

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County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Chesterfield LIVE! Music Festival Postponed

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Parks and Recreation

March 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 pos...

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County News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Chesterfield Emergency Operations Center Extends Call Center Hours

Communications and Media

March 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center will be extending the service hours of its call center for Chesterfield residents who have general questions about county operati...

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County News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Director and Fire & EMS Chief To Hold Facebook Live Briefing Wednesday

Communications and Media

March 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel and Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Chief Loy Senter will hold a Facebook Live briefing to discus...

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County News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Chesterfield Government Offices to Remain Open with Reduced Operations Through Sunday, March 29

County Administration

March 21, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Continuing next week, Chesterfield County government offices will be open with reduced operations through Sunday, March 29. Buildings will be inaccessible to the public; citizens are a...

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County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services Remains Operational

Mental Health Support Services 

March 20, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, forces residents to adopt several social distancing measures, the Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Supp...

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County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 25 Board of Supervisors Meeting Format Modified

County Administration

March 20, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The format for the March 25 Board of Supervisors meeting, which includes multiple public hearings related Chesterfield County’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget, has been modified...

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County News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chesterfield Emergency Operations Center Launches Call Center

Communication and Media

March 19, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center announces the opening of a call center for Chesterfield residents who have general questions about county operations and services ...

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County News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Facebook Live Briefing Today

Communications and Media

March 19, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today at 6:30 p.m., Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Loy Senter will hold a Facebook Live briefing to provide citizens and members of the media with information about the Chesterfiel...

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County News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Ways to Stay Connected and Informed During the COVID-19 Public Health Issue

Communications and Media

March 18, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As the coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily routines, Chesterfield County is committed to providing accurate up-to-date information and resources for residents, ...

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County News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Chesterfield County Government Offices to Remain Open with Reduced Operations Through March 22

County Administration

March 16, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Starting Tuesday, March 17, Chesterfield County government services will be open with reduced operations through Sunday, March 22. Buildings will be inaccessible to the public...

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County News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Chesterfield to close offices Monday for planning, cleaning in response to coronavirus

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County Administration

March 15, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — All government offices and facilities in the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico and the city of Richmond will be closed Monday, March 16 for planning and to begin...

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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 9, 2020

Shred Paper Items, Recycle Electronics At Upcoming Event - Cancelled

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General Services 

March 9, 2020

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

This month, county res...

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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: March 2, 2020

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First Launches 7th Annual Diaper Drive

Mental Health Support Services 

March 2, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA --- Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, will hold its 7th annual chi...

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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 24, 2020

Free Medication Disposal Pouches Available in Chesterfield

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Prevention Services 

Feb. 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Prescription drug abuse is a national epidemic and drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

Through the month of March, Chesterfield County is ...

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County News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

My Chesterfield Academy Accepting Applications for 2020 Session

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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

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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: February 3, 2020

Nomination Period for Inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions Event Extended to Feb. 14

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Community Information and Resources 

Feb. 3, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Organizers of the inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions are still looking for additional nominations and have extended the nomination deadline to Friday, Feb...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Chesterfield Publishes Good Landlord/Tenant Informational Guide

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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

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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 13, 2020

Nominations Open for First Annual Chesterfield Community Champions Event Honoring Volunteers

Logo for the Chesterfield Community Champions event

Citizen Information and Resources

January 13, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County announced the first annual Chesterfield Community Champions event honoring residents who volunteer their time and resources to effect positive ...

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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

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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

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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

Ronald W. Clements Jr. Headshot

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

Three members of the Budget and Management Department accept Oct 2019 VGOFA Innovation award plaque

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

Portrait of newly appointed deputy county administrator, Jesse Smith

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
Posted on: May 23, 2019

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

Judge Bonnie Davis Plaque Unveiling

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 abou...

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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 Services

May 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 Recreation

May 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 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

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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

ECC

April 30, 2019

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 year...

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County News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Dutch Gap Relic River Project Wins Governor’s Excellence Award

Parks and Recreation

April 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

Transportation

April 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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Additional Info... County News
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

April 19, 2019

Communications & Media

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...

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County News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Chesterfield Attorney Earns A. Robert Cherin Award

County Attorney's Office

April 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 1, 2019

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

Parks & Recreation

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 furnace...

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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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Additional Info... County News
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 

Chesterfield County, VA - 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 Mont...

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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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Communications and Media

3/22/2019

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 intellect...

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County News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Chesterfield County Releases Business Climate Survey

Communications and Media

3/19/2019

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...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Chesterfield Announces New Academy For Multicultural Communities

My Chesterfield Academy Logo

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: 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

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

Six Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Winners

Communications and Media

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 B...

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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

Communications and Media

2/7/2019

Chesterfield County, VA - 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 opi...

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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: January 30, 2019

Musical Event to Kick Off 30th Black History Month Celebration

Communications and Media

1/30/2019

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 ...

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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

Transportation

CHESTERFIELD 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

Communications and Media

1/17/2019

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. M...

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County News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

‘The Basics’ Initiative Comes to Chesterfield

RVA Basics Logo

Communications and Media

1/15/2019

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 th...

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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