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Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau Announce Applications Now Available for Non-Profit Tourism Marketing Funding of Festivals & Cultural Events
Information orientation session to be held at City Space on July 6

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) announced today that the popular Non-Profit Tourism Marketing Funding Program is now open. The CACVB will hold an information orientation at City Space on July 6, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. and invites all interested organizations to attend and learn more about the application process, followed by time for questions and answers.

Albemarle County Seeking Members for 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committees
Albemarle County is eager to establish the 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee following adoption of the Southern & Western Neighborhoods Master Plan by the Board of Supervisors on June 10. The 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee currently has 12-15 vacancies. Residents and business owners of Albemarle County are encouraged to apply to serve on the Committee, to represent residential neighborhoods, businesses, institutions, developers, industries, Southwood Village, Woolen Mills, trails and parks, and community groups. To learn more about the 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee, please visit our webpage.

Fireworks Safety Tips
As you prepare your celebrations of our Nation's Independence, the Albemarle County Fire and Rescue Department would like to remind you of some Fireworks Safety Tips.

County Director of Social Services Retires
Kathy Ralston, long-term Director of the Department of Social Services in Albemarle County, is retiring on June 30, 2015.

At the Board of Supervisors meeting held on June 3rd, Kathy was recognized for her outstanding efforts during the past 39 years at Albemarle County Department of Social Services (ACDSS). She served 18 years as Director, with an additional year as Acting Director, and 11 years as Deputy Director. During her tenure at the Department she strove to achieve the principles of a high performance workplace in order to best serve the needs of the residents of the County, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Cooling Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted
Summer is just beginning, and so are record breaking temperatures. For many, staying cool from the sweltering heat is a necessary health and safety precaution. The Commonwealth’s 120 local departments of social services are accepting Cooling Assistance applications now through August 17, as part of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency’s 2015 Annette DeGregoria Grimm Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency’s (SARA’s) Annual Annette DeGregoria Grimm Award. The award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the elimination of sexual violence through education, advocacy and direct services to clients through volunteer work or legislative activities. The recipient, an ordinary citizen or professional who works in the field, may be recognized for a specific contribution of great magnitude or for a body of work over an extended period of time.

Shenandoah National Park Announces 2015 Seminar Series
The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2015 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. These Resource Seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally through in-depth, hands-on experiences. The seminars will also highlight the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 to celebrate national parks as places for inspiration, recreation, and renewal.

New City Arts and Charlottesville Mural Project Present New Mural in Crozet
The Charlottesville Mural Project (CMP) and New City Arts Initiative (NCAI) begin a mural in Crozet for the summer mural series, Paint & Poetry. Paint & Poetry is a public mural series that incorporates poetry into public art in the Charlottesville area. This mural series is part of an ongoing campaign to showcase the talents of artists and designers while creating a more interesting visual landscape in the city.

Albemarle County is Partnering with the Kids and Parks Program!
Kids in Parks is an expanding network of family-friendly outdoor adventures called TRACK Trails. Each TRACK Trail features self-guided brochures and signs that turn your visit into a fun and exciting outdoors experience. Best of all, you can earn prizes for tracking your adventures!

This Summer, "Stay Local, Play Local..." and Photograph Local Too!
Take advantage of the multitude of local activities in Charlottesville and Albemarle County and submit your best local summer snapshots for a chance to win your own Charlottesville “staycation!”

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) is inviting this area’s residents to “Stay Local, Play Local” again this summer. This initiative encourages citizens to discover and take advantage of the wide variety of free and low-cost activities that Charlottesville and Albemarle County have to offer.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County Host USA Cycling Team Prior to UCI World Championships in Richmond
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau to provide lodging and meals to athletes and coaches for them to get physically and mentally prepared in the destination

The Charlottesville and Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) announced today that the USA Cycling Team has chosen Charlottesville and Albemarle County as the location for their training base camp prior to the UCI World Championships. For the ten days leading to this prestigious sporting event in Richmond, Virginia beginning September 19 through 27, the athletes will work diligently to get physically and mentally ready in this destination.

Open House on Water Resources Programs & Funding in Albemarle County
On Wednesday, June 24, the Water Resources Funding Advisory Committee will be hosting an Open House on Water Resources in Albemarle County. This event will feature a short presentation on program and funding considerations, a panel discussion for perspectives from a diverse group of stakeholders, and interactive exhibits where participants can provide feedback on the options under consideration.

Albemarle County Supervisor Palmer Recognized by Virginia Recycling Association
Each year the Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) recognizes the best waste reduction and recycling programs in the state. On Wednesday, June 3 Tim Lee, VRA President presented the VRA 2015 Award for Excellence in Recycling to Supervisor Liz Palmer for the Outstanding Public Leadership category in recognition of her leadership, public outreach, and participation in recycling and litter and waste reduction programs.

Swimming Safety Tips
The sun is high. The water is warm. School is almost out and vacation is near. Albemarle County Fire Rescue wants to remind you to be safe around water.

Featured Events
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
7/1/2015, 1:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Community Meeting on proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment Study
7/7/2015, 5:00 PM
County Office Building - 5th Street
Board of Supervisors Night Meeting
7/8/2015, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Crozet Community Advisory Council (CCAC)
7/15/2015, 7:00 PM
Architectural Review Board
7/19/2015, 1:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)

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