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Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority Endorse Mission and Guiding Principles from Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority (EDA) today endorsed the mission and guiding principles of the Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan during a joint meeting of the three bodies, collectively acknowledging and taking a unified step towards the County’s long-term commitment to economic vitality. Read on...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Perrone Robotics to Create 127 New Jobs in Albemarle County
Autonomous car software company to invest $3.8 million to expand R&D operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Perrone Robotics, a developer of autonomous car software, will invest $3.8 million to expand its research and development operation in Albemarle County to add to its test track and facilities. Virginia successfully competed against California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania for the project, which will create 127 new jobs over the next three years. Read on...

Albemarle County Releases 2017 Citizen Survey Results
Overall Quality of Life Rankings Remain High

Albemarle County is pleased to release the results of its 2017 Citizen Survey, which indicates that citizens continue to rate overall quality of life in the County very high. 89% of survey respondents rated the quality of life in Albemarle County as excellent or good and 91% rated the County as an excellent or good place to live. An overview of the survey findings were presented to the Board of Supervisors during the October 4th Board meeting. Read on...

Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters
November 7, 2017 General Election Information

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the offices of: Governor of Virginia, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Attorney General of Virginia, Virginia House of Delegates, and Board of Supervisors and School Board members for the Rio, Jack Jouett, and Samuel Miller Magisterial Districts. To see the choices that will be on your ballot on November 7, visit the Voter Registration website at and click on “Current Ballot.” Read on...

Acquisition of Conservation Easements Applications Accepted Through October 31
Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2017 for 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 is eligible to participate in ACE. An evaluation system is used to rank the conservation value of properties that apply and to establish an order for making offers to acquire an easement. The Program will pay up to 100% of easement value (depending on a landowners average adjusted gross income) until the funds are used up. Read on...

Board of Supervisors and City Council Approve Two New Regional Partnerships
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council today approved two critical partnerships to advance regional efforts in transportation and economic development during a joint meeting of the two bodies. Read on...

Board Appoints Jeffrey Richardson as New County Executive Effective November 6, 2017
The Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Richardson as County Executive for Albemarle County effective on November 6, 2017. Mr. Richardson has 27 years of local government experience including 17 years in senior management, most recently serving as County Manager for Cleveland County, NC, since 2013.  He also served twelve years as Deputy City Manager for the City of Asheville, NC.  He is a credentialed manager with the International City/County Management Association. Read on...