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Harmful Algae Bloom Occurring on Chris Greene Lake
Public advised to avoid water contact at swimming beach, boat ramp, and dog park

Chris Greene Lake in Albemarle County is experiencing a harmful algae bloom that is a naturally occurring circumstance due to recent weather conditions. The public is advised to avoid contact with the lake water until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels. People and pets are prohibited from entering the water in the vicinity of the swimming beach, dog park, and boat ramp. Read on...

Albemarle County Announces Creation of Project Management Office
Kristy Shifflett to Direct New Office 

Albemarle County is pleased to announce that Kristy Shifflett has assumed the role of Director of the newly created Project Management Office (PMO). In this role, Kristy and her future team will plan, organize, and manage organizational and administrative projects, strategic plan initiatives, and emerging special county projects. The PMO will be centralized within the County Executive’s Office, reporting to Assistant County Executive Trevor Henry.

The intent of the PMO is to help ensure project success by providing formal and repeatable project management processes for the planning, execution, and control of project work across the organization. The PMO will provide process owners and project managers coaching assistance and provide support in the facilitation of projects through their full lifecycle from initiation, planning, implementation, and finally to delivery. 
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Albemarle County Sponsoring Week of Free Vegetative Disposal at Ivy MUC
UPDATE 6/8/2018: This program has been extended an additional week. Free disposal of vegetative debris for County residents at Ivy MUC will continue till Saturday, June 16, 2018. Read on...

Change of Voting Location for Certain Albemarle County Voters
At their March 14, 2018 meeting, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors made polling place changes at the request of the Albemarle County Electoral Board. These changes go into effect at the upcoming June 12, 2018 primary election and are intended to ease congestion at Cale, Free Bridge, Brownsville and Crozet -- four of the County’s most populous voting precincts. The combination of the Jack Jouett and Belfield precincts addresses the unavailability of the former Belfield voting location (St. Anne’s-Belfield School).Read on...

Albemarle County Announces Discovery of Human Remains Near Flash Flood Site
Albemarle County officials announced today the discovery of what is to believed to be the remains of the missing person who was swept into flood waters on the night of Wednesday, May 30. Read on...

Albemarle County Tax Payments Due Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Payments for the first installment of the 2018 Albemarle County personal property and real estate taxes are due Tuesday, June 5, 2018. If you have any questions, have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you own a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill, please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or before the deadline. Read on...

Update on Flood Response and Search/Rescue Activities in Albemarle County
Search and rescue efforts resumed this morning for a person who went missing as a result of a flash flood incident in Albemarle County at Old Ballard Rd and Ivy Creek on the night of Wednesday, May 30. One individual was rescued on the night of Wednesday, May 30. One victim was found deceased on Thursday, May 31. Crews continue to look for a missing person related to the same event. Continuing rain over the weekend and increased creek depth have made difficult conditions for search and rescue personnel. Read on...

Regular Building Inspections Delayed Due to Flooding
In response to the local emergency due to flooding, and at the request of the Emergency Manager, Albemarle County Building Inspectors are being directed to perform damage assessments on affected homes. Regular building inspections will not take place on Friday, June 1, 2018. Read on...

Chris Greene Lake Swimming Area to Remain Closed Over Weekend
After reviewing the water levels at Chris Greene Lake, the Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department will not open the lake for swimming this weekend. Due to the flooding experienced on Thursday, May 31, 2018, current conditions at the lake may compromise public safety. Read on...

Darden Towe Park and Chris Greene Lake Closed
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Western and Northern portions of Albemarle County experienced heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding. As a result of unsafe water levels, public access to Chris Greene Lake and Darden Towe Park is now closed. Albemarle County staff are on location to monitor the situation. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen Tuesday, May 29, 2018 on regular schedule.

Fall 2018 Special Waste Collection Days Announced
Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) will host its Fall special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents starting on September 28th and concluding on October 21st. 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...

Albemarle County Beaches Will Open for Memorial Day Weekend
Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 26, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend, except when Albemarle County Schools are in session. This year, swimming will be available daily beginning on June 8, 2018.

June 12, 2018 Primary Election Information
A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to nominate the Republican candidate for the office of United States Senate. The names of the candidates for the Republican Party nomination for that office will appear on the ballot in all Albemarle County voting precincts. To view the ballot for the June 12 primary election, visit the Voter Registration website at and click on “Current Ballot.” Read on...

Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center Receives Recognition from Virginia Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
In recognition of their diligent service to our community during the events of August 12th, the Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has won the Virginia Chapter of The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (VA APCO) award for Outstanding Team Performance in a Critical Incident. Read on...

Community Celebrates New Pantops Public Safety Station 16
On Monday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m., Albemarle County government officials joined community stakeholders at the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Pantops Public Safety Station 16. Read on...

Albemarle County Announces New Assistant County Executive
Trevor Henry to Assume Role Effective May 1, 2018

Albemarle County today announced a realignment of our organizational structure. Effective May 1, 2018, Trevor Henry will assume the role of Assistant County Executive, which was left vacant when Lee Catlin retired on November 1, 2017. In this role, Mr. Henry will be directing, planning and organizing activities related to leading project and change management across the organization. Specifically, his management portfolio will include Facilities and Environmental Services, Parks and Recreation, and Information Technology. Additionally, Mr. Henry will oversee the Project Management Office, which will be expanded from an existing focus on implementation and execution of the Board of Supervisors’ FY 17 – 19 Strategic Plan to include operations and technology. 

Governor Northam Announces 69 New Jobs in Albemarle County
CoConstruct to expand IT operation

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CoConstruct, a web-based project management system for custom home builders and remodelers, will invest $485,000 to expand its IT operation in Albemarle County. The project will create 69 new jobs.

Featured Events
Community Meeting on Biscuit Run Park
6/19/2018, 6:00 PM
County Office Building - 5th Street
Planning Commission Meeting
6/19/2018, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Economic Development Authority Meeting
6/19/2018, 4:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Crozet Community Advisory Committee
6/20/2018, 7:00 PM
Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee Meeting
6/21/2018, 4:00 PM
Board Room (COB Room 241)
Places29-North Community Advisory Committee
6/21/2018, 6:00 PM
5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee
6/21/2018, 7:00 PM
COB5 Room A

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