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William M. Letteri Appointed as Albemarle County’s Chief Finance Officer
After recently serving dual roles as Interim Finance Director and Deputy County Executive, today, William “Bill” Letteri announced his appointment to Chief Finance Officer on a permanent, full-time basis, effective May 1, 2018. Read on...

Spring 2018 Special Waste Collection Days Announced
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) will host its Spring special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents starting on April 27 and concluding on May 19. This event is brought to the community by support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA. Read on...

Update on Green Creek Road Fire
The Green Creek Road fire is fully contained. The final size is estimated to be approximately 300 acres. The Virginia Department of Forestry is on scene working with local units to address any remaining hot spots. The evacuation of the area has been lifted. No injuries occurred as a result of this fire.

The community is advised to be vigilant – weather conditions remain favorable for fires and Albemarle/Charlottesville remains under a Fire Weather Watch. The dry condition and high winds make the potential for rapid fire spread possible, and can turn a small fire into a large one quickly.

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...