Tag: Charlottesville


Charlottesville parks renaming survey released

The City of Charlottesville would like the community’s input on the renaming of our downtown parks. A survey has been launched to receive suggestions for the downtown parks initially renamed in June 2017.


Charlottesville hosts Liberation and Freedom Day event

The second annual commemoration of Liberation and Freedom Day, which recognizes the ending of slavery in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, will be celebrated in Charlottesville on Saturday, with observances at the University of Virginia Chapel and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.


Charlottesville EEOC office to speak on workplace discrimination

The Director of the Richmond Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office, Daron Calhoun will be in Charlottesville on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to talk with community members who are interested in learning how to address discrimination in the workplace.


Charlottesville community survey for police chief search

The City of Charlottesville is searching for a new Chief of Police to lead the Department. Our community members have a critical role to play in helping to recruit the next Chief and the ideal candidate must demonstrate qualities and characteristics that reflect our diverse community.


National Dance Foundation, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation present Celebration of Dance

Local National Dance Foundation Ambassador and Dance Educator, María Daniel, and Charlottesville Parks and Recreation invites everyone to attend the Celebration of Dance event on Friday, February 23rd at Carver Recreation Center from 6:00-7:30pm.


Charlottesville to implement deer population management operation

The City of Charlottesville will be working with a wildlife management specialist to implement a deer management operation that will begin in February and end in March 2018.


City Market Arts returns this weekend

Artists from the popular City Market along with other local artisans will be displaying and selling their creations at the City Market Arts event on Saturday, February 10 from 10 am to 4 pm at Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville.

Free screening of award-winning documentary

The Charlottesville Office of Human Rights will host a free screening of the film An Unlikely Friendship on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  

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Charlottesville hires new director of communications

Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones announced the hiring of Brian Wheeler as the city’s next director of communications.


Charlottesville Parks & Recreation hosting Job Fair

The Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Department will host a job fair on Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Carver Recreation Center. The job fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with Parks & Recreation staff, learn about various positions and apply on-site.


Charlottesville announces new McIntire Park construction projects to begin

The City of Charlottesville announced today the continued implementation of the Master Plan for McIntire Park with the commencement of construction of two new major park improvements.


Jordan Romeo gets suspended sentence, community service in assault case

Jordan Romeo received a suspended sentence and community service Friday after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge arising out of the July 2017 KKK rally in Charlottesville.


Charlottesville ends parking meter pilot program

Charlottesville City Council voted Tuesday to suspend the on-street parking meter pilot program indefinitely pending re-evaluation.


Charlottesville Parks & Recreation offers Free Fitness Week

To kick off a healthy 2018, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is offering Free Fitness Week January 2nd – 7th. During Free Fitness Week, all daily admission fees are waived at Carver Recreation Center and Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center. 


Charlottesville Christmas tree curbside pick-up begins Jan. 8

City of Charlottesville curbside trash or recycling service customers may place Christmas trees at the curb for collection the week of January 8.


Charlottesville restarts parking meter pilot program, adds functionality

The City of Charlottesville parking meter pilot program will restart on Tuesday January, 2nd at 8AM. The program had been temporarily suspended from Friday November, 17th through the holidays.

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Thierry Dupuis named interim police chief in Charlottesville

City Manager Maurice Jones announced today the hiring of Thierry Dupuis as interim police chief for the City’s Police Department. Dupuis retired as police chief in Chesterfield County in September of 2017 after serving ten years in that role.


City Attorney leaving Charlottesville for new position

Craig Brown has announced that he will be leaving his position as City Attorney in Charlottesville at the end of January 2018 to pursue another opportunity. Brown joined the City Attorney’s Office in 1985, and was promoted to City Attorney in 2001.

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Charlottesville Free Trolley, Route 9 to detour

Due to the UVA football game against Boston College on Saturday, October 21, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the Free Trolley.


Dairy Road Bridge closed Saturday to Monday morning

The majority of the work under the Dairy Road vehicular bridge in Charlottesville is now complete.


Petition asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies

A new petition, signed by over 8,000 people and just sent to Charlottesville’s City Council, asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies.


Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission seeks grant applications

The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission is now accepting grant applications for projects.


Charlottesville approves supplemental rental assistance program

Charlottesville City Council has approved the creation of a supplemental rental assistance program for the City of Charlottesville.


Charlottesville seeking Grand Illumination Tree

The City of Charlottesville is asking for the donation of a large tree for Grand Illumination, the City’s annual holiday celebration.


Virginia State Police investigating Charlottesville fatal shooting

The investigation remains ongoing into an officer-involved shooting Friday afternoon (Oct. 13) in the City of Charlottesville.