Engage Albemarle!

Email Sign-Up
Sign up for A-Mail to receive news and updates.
Click here >>
Albemarle County News All News >>

First Lady Helps Virginians Stay Warm this Winter
10/24/2014
2014 Fuel Assistance Deadline is November 14

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.

The First Lady appears in a new Public Service Announcement encouraging individuals and families to apply for fuel assistance through the Energy Assistance Program, which is implemented by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, Nov. 14.


Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Feast for the Eyes, the Mind, and the Tastebuds in November
10/24/2014
This area is a wonderful choice for a late fall getaway, with TedX, the Virginia Film Festival, Virginia Cider Week and breathtaking fall foliage.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area for a late fall getaway. With plenty of events and activities, the epicenter of Virginia offers a multitude of options for recreation and entertainment.


Albemarle Goes Gold in Virginia Municipal League’s Green Government Challenge
10/21/2014
Albemarle County has received a gold level certification in the 2014 Green Government Challenge, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative that kicked off in late 2007. This is the seventh year that Albemarle County has received a certification from VML’s Green Government Challenge.

Important Notice to County Voters - Photo IDs Required for Nov. 4, 2014 Election
10/21/2014
A General Election will be held in all Albemarle County voting precincts on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Special Alert To Voters: Under new Virginia law, voters are required to present a form of acceptable PHOTO identification when voting in person.

City, County, University Community Safety Advisory Group Begins Work
10/17/2014
The newly formed Community Safety Advisory Group, comprised of officials from Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, has begun identifying and discussing possible new initiatives at its first meeting on Tuesday.

The group, formed to improve safety for area residents, also considered ways to enhance safety in the region and finalized its membership.


Transportation Board Approves Berkmar Drive Alignment
10/17/2014
CTB vote sets location of 2.3-mile extension from Hilton Heights Rd. to Towncenter Dr.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today approved the location of the proposed extension of Route 1403 (Berkmar Drive) in Albemarle County that will continue the existing Berkmar Drive 2.3 miles north to Towncenter Drive.


The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Shenandoah National Park Trust Join Forces with "Where's the Bear?"
10/14/2014
This new social media contest aims to bring attention to the SNP Trust's activities, including sales of the official SNP license plate.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) and the Shenandoah National Park Trust (SNPT) are launching today a unique social media-based contest entitled "Where’s the Bear?".


Albemarle County Fire Rescue Awarded Grant for Fire Prevention and Safety
10/8/2014
Albemarle County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a nearly $100,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for enhancing fire protection and safety in low income and impoverished areas of our community.

ACE Applications Accepted Now Through October 31
9/29/2014
Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection. Any landowner in Albemarle County whose land is worthy of protection according to the County’s Comprehensive Plan is eligible to participate in ACE. An evaluation system has been established to help rank properties in order of their conservation value to the program, with the final determination to be made by the Board of Supervisors. The Program will pay up to 100% of easement value depending on an applicant’s average adjusted gross income.