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Temporary Closure at McIntire Recycling Center
McIntire Recycling Center will be closed from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018 to allow Dominion Power to relocate power lines. The Center will reopen for business on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:30 am. Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is dedicated to protecting and improving the environment by providing the recycling, refuse, hazardous waste disposal services as requested by the City and County. RSWA assists thousands of City and County residents each year with their recycling, solid waste, and hazardous waste disposal.

Albemarle County Announces Stormwater Utility Frequently Asked Questions
Visit to view the latest FAQs

Today, Albemarle County has a comprehensive water resources program that complies with federal and state mandates. Since 2014, the County has been considering how best to support an enhanced program to meet growing community expectations. This multi-pronged approach includes proactively managing public portions of the drainage infrastructure system, primarily in the urban areas, and addressing stream impairments, primarily in the rural areas. Read on...

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Economic Development Director
Roger Johnson to begin April 2nd, 2018

After a rigorous recruitment and applicant screening process, Albemarle County is pleased to announce Roger Johnson as its new Economic Development Director effective April 2, 2018. In this role, Johnson will oversee the County’s Economic Development Office, leading the County’s efforts to foster and encourage best practices in economic development activities. Albemarle County’s focus on economic development has developed significant momentum in recent years, recognizing that economic growth and vitality are critical to sustain and enhance the human, economic, cultural, and natural characteristics of our community.

“I am very pleased to have someone with Roger’s professional background and expertise join with our senior leadership team and our community partners in furthering economic vitality for Albemarle County,” said County Executive Jeff Richardson in announcing the selection. “His appointment is a continuing sign of our long-term commitment to fostering an environment that stimulates diversified job creation, capital investments, and tax revenues that support community goals.”Read on...

Albemarle County Holds Joint Board of Supervisors / School Board / Planning Commission Meeting
Topic: Growth and Change in our Community

Today three of Albemarle County’s public bodies came together in an unprecedented event centered on growth and change in our community. The purpose? Robust communication and a shared understanding regarding growth impacts in the County. This historic event marks the first ever convening of the three bodies. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of Presidents' Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20.

Governor Northam Announces $4.8 Million Investment in Albemarle County
Lighthouse Instruments to create 10 new jobs, expand medical manufacturing operation

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Lighthouse Instruments, a world leader in laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical process monitoring, will invest $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Albemarle County. The company will consolidate two locations in the county and build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility. The project will create 10 new jobs. Read on...