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Albemarle County Observing National Voter Registration Day
The Albemarle County Voter Registration and Elections office is observing National Voter Registration Day on September 27, 2016. Albemarle County citizens are invited to come by the tent outside the County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road, from 10am – 2pm and register to vote, check their registration status, apply for an absentee ballot, or pick up a sample ballot for the November election.

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Director of Planning
Albemarle County is pleased to announce, effective September 26, 2016, that Andrew Gast-Bray will be the County’s new Director of Planning. Mr. Gast-Bray brings to this role over 25 years of professional experience working both in private practice and with local government. His most recent governmental position was the Director of Planning and Zoning for the City of Lebanon, New Hampshire, near Dartmouth College, where he managed planning, zoning, transportation planning, and economic development.

Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters
November 8, 2016 General and Special Election Information

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the offices of: President and Vice President of the United States, and Member United States House of Representatives, 5th District. The full ballot in Albemarle County will also present two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia and a referendum for a general obligation bond to fund school improvements. To see the choices that will be on your ballot on November 8, visit the Voter Registration website at and click on “Current Ballot.”

Autumn is the Perfect Time to "Fall" for Charlottesville & Albemarle County
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites visitors and locals alike to enjoy a multitude of festivals and other fun events in our area this fall.

Albemarle County Hosting Community Meeting on the Rio+29 Small Area Plan
Albemarle County is hosting a community meeting on the Rio+29 Small Area Plan. The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 15 at 6 pm at Jack Jouett Middle School.

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Fall Class Schedule Announced!
There is something for every age and skill level in Albemarle County's 2016 fall class schedule including dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, sports, and more! The fall class schedule features a listing of recreational programs and special events for all ages. From first aid to line dancing, these offerings are a great way to meet people, explore new interests or develop a hobby. Our programs are designed to enhance the quality of life and respond to the needs of Albemarle residents. Visit to view the full catalog with details, fees and registration information, or call 434-296-5844.

AHIP, Albemarle County Win $855,000 CDBG Award to Improve Housing Conditions in Alberene Community
The Alberene Improvement Project, a joint neighborhood revitalization effort between AHIP and the County of Albemarle, is one of 11 statewide projects receiving funding through more than $9.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe late last week. The local home rehab and community preservation initiative focusing on Alberene in rural southern Albemarle will receive $855,000 in CDBG support to help approximately 30 families with critical home repair needs over two years.

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Clerk for the Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors of Albemarle County is pleased to announce that at today's Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board, by unanimous vote, appointed Claudette Borgersen as Clerk for the Board of Supervisors. The position of Clerk for the Board of Supervisors is essential to efficient performance by Board Members of their elected duties and responsibilities, and to the provision of services to members of the public.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Department Receives Prestigious Recruitment Grant
Albemarle County is proud to announce that Albemarle County Fire Rescue has been awarded $401,000 to expand and strengthen its volunteer fire rescue volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.  The grant is part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program managed by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste Days
Households and businesses of Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the Town of Scottsville are encouraged to take advantage of Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s (RSWA) hazardous waste and bulky waste amnesty special collection days being held this fall at the Ivy Material Utilization Center or Ivy "MUC" located on Route 637 (Dick Woods Road), 3.3 miles south of I-64.

County Offices Will Close in Observance of Labor Day
All Albemarle County Offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, September 6, 2015 as scheduled.

Woodbrook Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 6
Changes to the Plan for a New Woodbrook—No Second Floor, Fewer New Students

A community information meeting on a project that would modernize and expand Woodbrook Elementary School will be held in the school’s media center beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. The Woodbrook project is one of four that comprise a bond referendum that will be on Albemarle County ballots this Election Day, November 8. Collectively, the projects would improve 25 schools across the county. If approved by voters, the referendum would authorize the issuance of up to $35 million in General Obligation Bonds.

League of Women Voters to Conduct Public Information Forums on Albemarle County Bond Referendum on October 4, 11 and 26 at Three Local High Schools
For the first time in more than 40 years, voters in Albemarle County will have the opportunity to cast ballots on a bond referendum that would impact local public schools. This November 8, the ballot in Albemarle County will include not just candidates for President of the United States and for Congress, but also a question on whether the county should issue $35 million in general obligation bonds to finance improvements at 25 of 26 school facilities. Schools in all three of the county’s feeder patterns are involved.

Albemarle County Ranks Second in the Nation for Delivering Digital Services
For the fourteenth year in a row, Albemarle County has been named among the top ten most technologically advanced, cutting edge county governments of its size in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) in their annual Digital Counties Survey. Albemarle County, which competed with hundreds of counties nationwide, ranks second in the nation and first in Virginia in utilizing information technology to deliver high quality service to its customers and citizens based on a population category of 150,000 or less.