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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.

Green Creek Road Fire Update
Albemarle County Fire Rescue are currently responding to a brush fire in the Schuyler area of the County around Bungletown Road and Green Creek Road. There is a fire line around the fire and it is being patrolled. Portions of Bungletown Road, Green Creek Road, and Alberene Road are closed.

Due to this fire and the dry, windy conditions, there is currently a great deal of smoke in the air. Wind patterns are bringing smoke into the City of Charlottesville and northern part of the County. This is residual smoke from the Green Creek Road fire. Residents throughout the region may see or smell smoke throughout the night. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Responding to Green Creek Fire
Albemarle County Fire Rescue are currently responding to a brush fire in the Schuyler area of Albemarle County around Bungletown Road and Green Creek Road. There is currently an area of 40 acres involved, approximately 25% is contained. CodeRED was used to notify residents within a two mile radius of the area, approximately seven residences were evacuated.

The community is advised to be vigilant – weather conditions are favorable for fires. The current dry condition and high winds make the potential for rapid fire spread possible.

CodeRED is a free emergency notification service available to all residents and business owners within Charlottesville and Albemarle County that will notify citizens of emergency information through phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media. Enroll today by phone at 434-971-1263 or find the registration page here:

County Offices Closed in Observance of Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Albemarle County Offices will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018 in observance of Thomas Jefferson's Birthday. Offices will reopen on a normal schedule Monday, April 16, 2018.

Albemarle County Local Government to Close Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Due to inclement weather, Albemarle County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

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
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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...