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Albemarle County Ranks Second in the Nation for Delivering Digital Services
For the fourteenth year in a row, Albemarle County has been named among the top ten most technologically advanced, cutting edge county governments of its size in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) in their annual Digital Counties Survey. Albemarle County, which competed with hundreds of counties nationwide, ranks second in the nation and first in Virginia in utilizing information technology to deliver high quality service to its customers and citizens based on a population category of 150,000 or less.

CACVB Announces the ‘Capture Charlottesville and Albemarle’ Photography Contest
Deadline to Submit Photos is September 16, 2016

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today a lucrative summer photography contest designed to identify the most captivating pictures of both Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The ‘Capture Charlottesville and Albemarle’ Photography Contest asks visitors and local photographers to share their most captivating snapshots of the area and compete for one of three cash prizes. The grand-prize winner will receive $1000, with $500 and $250 prizes going to two runner-up participants. The CACVB invites both amateur and professional photographers to submit their best entries. Winners will be announced in early October 2016.

New Transfer Station coming to the Ivy Materials Utilization Center
The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) and Albemarle County are pleased to announce that a new transfer station will be constructed on a parcel of land at the existing Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) site. The new transfer station will be designed to meet all current regulatory requirements for solid waste handling while creating a more user-friendly experience by reducing wait times, improving traffic flow through the site, alleviating traffic congestion on household hazardous waste amnesty days, and providing room to streamline enhanced recycling at a future date. The new facility will retain existing services, including “tag-a-bag” household waste disposal, mulching, and special collections. 

Albemarle County Fire Rescue Announces Latest Graduates from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Fire Officer Academy
Albemarle County is proud to announce that today two Fire Rescue captains, Captain Phillip Burkett from Monticello Fire Station and Captain Meade Whitaker from Hollymead Fire Station, will graduate from the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Fire Officer Academy.

Crozet Park Parking Lot Improvements
The parking lot at Claudius Crozet Park is being improved this summer. The purpose of this work is to provide additional parking and create a more efficient circulation pattern that enhances pedestrian safety. Construction began on Tuesday, July 5, and is expected to continue through Saturday, October 5. During this construction period, please consider the parking area an active construction site. Drive slowly, be alert, and follow all posted signage. Work is being staged in order to provide parking at all times, so available parking areas will shift as work progresses. Handicap spaces will be available along the front of the building throughout much of the project. Disruption to handicap spaces will be held to a minimum. Construction work will wrap up by 3 pm to accommodate the Crozet Gators Swim Meet on July 20.

Albemarle County and Smart Cville Announce Budget Visualization Tool
Albemarle County is excited to announce the launch of an online budget visualization tool created by Smart Cville, a locally-based non-profit organization whose mission is the advancement of open data, civic innovation, and technology-driven solutions throughout local government. Smart Cville’s budget visualization tool allows the public to understand where the County’s revenues come from and how they are spent in a simple, straightforward manner. Visitors to the site can input their annual property tax and fees and see how that money is expended, broken down by categories such as Public Safety, Health and Welfare, Community Development, and more. Additionally, visitors can view budget information from as far back as 2011 and easily see how spending has changed for a particular category over time. To explore the County budget visualization site yourself, visit

Albemarle County Conducting Small Area Plan in the Vicinity of Rio / 29
A small area plan is a tool used to define a detailed plan for urban development and redevelopment in a focused area of strategic importance for the County. Small area plans also create road maps for implementation.The small area plan will incorporate the new Rio Road grade-separated intersection with future land use, transportation and capital projects in the area.To learn more and to get involved in the development of the Rio/29 small area plan, visit online at or in person at the lobby at Northside Library. Sign up for the Places29 A-mail distribution list at to receive notifications about the small area plan progress, meetings, and other events.

Featured Events
Planning Commission
8/23/2016, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Pantops Community Advisory Committee
8/29/2016, 6:15 PM
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
9/7/2016, 1:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Council
9/12/2016, 7:15 PM
Board of Supervisors Night Meeting
9/14/2016, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)

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