Organizational Efficiencies

Albemarle County has always focused on efficient service to our citizens, and that focus has intensified since the challenging times of the great recession. 

We have considered the resource constraints of recent years as opportunities to transform local government to improve our processes and streamline our services to benefit the greater community. Our efficiencies are evident in the productive relationships and joint partnerships the County maintains with our school system and other partners like the University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville. Efficiencies have also been realized through strategies including alternative revenue sources, effective uses of technology, cost reduction opportunities, repositioning of resources, savings, and progressive energy improvements.  

Each day we take deliberate action to enhance the everyday organization and success of our local government, with a focus on improving the quality of life

for all citizens, and ensuring access to government resources. Our regional partnerships include the Regional Jail, Juvenile Detention Center, Emergency Communications Center (ECC), the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB), and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL). Albemarle County general government and school division work together across many areas to improve efficiency - a rare partnership in most local governments that translates into direct cost savings to citizens. This cooperation allows for a shared human resources department, finance department, and legal services. We also join efforts to help ensure public safety, field maintenance, and community recreation at school facilities.

Click one of the links above for examples of how we save you money, how we innovate, and how we compare to other localities.  


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