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The Albemarle Broadband Authority Asks for Help Identifying Internet Access Needs in the County
Our first step is to identify access needs because there is no database that provides information about what Internet services are available throughout the county. With your input, you can help us develop an accurate picture of where the problem areas are located. Read more...

Albemarle County Announces New Director of Facilities & Environmental Services
Albemarle County today announced Lance Stewart as the new Director of the Department of Facilities & Environmental Services (FES). The Director of FES is responsible for providing overall leadership to the department’s divisions – Environmental Services, Project Management, and Public Works -- and supports the successful planning, implementation, management and tracking of the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  

Chris Greene Lake Park reopens for water recreation
As of 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, Chris Greene Lake Park is reopened to all water recreation. Access to the boat ramp and dog park has been restored. Read more...

Albemarle County Police Officer Paul Quillon receives 2018 Award for Lifesaving from Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
Albemarle County Police Officer Paul Quillon received the 2018 Award for Lifesaving from Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP). The award is in recognition of his bravery and service in rescuing a driver trapped inside a flaming vehicle following a crash on Garth Road in Albemarle County. Read more...

Chris Greene Lake Park is Closed to all Water Recreation until Further Notice
The public is advised to avoid the boat ramp and dog park at Chris Greene Lake Park, as well as fishing areas until further notice. Trails, picnic areas, and the playground remain open. Signs are posted throughout the park. All other County public lakes and dog parks remain open. Read more...

Albemarle County Accepts Land Donation for new Brook Hill River Park
Albemarle County is pleased to announce the acceptance of a donation of land for a new park, Brook Hill River Park. The land, donated by the Oglesby Family, is located on the southwest corner of Route 29 and Rio Mills Road along the South Fork of the Rivanna River and totals 20.4 acres. Read more...

Bridge Rehabilitation Underway on Rt. 707 in Crozet
Road Reduced to One Lane by Day, Closed to Through Traffic at Night starting Monday, October 1st

The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun rehabilitating the Route 707 (Blair Park Road) bridge over Lickinghole Creek in Albemarle County. Motorists on the dead-end road should expect intermittent flagging operations during the day on both Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) and Route 707. Read more...

Albemarle County Announces Director of Communications & Community Engagement
Albemarle County Executive Jeff Richardson announces, effective today, Emily Kilroy will assume the role of Director of Communications & Community Engagement. The new Office of Communications & Community Engagement, formerly the Community Relations Office, emphasizes the County’s community-centered approach to communications and engagement. Read more...

Resources for Hurricane Florence

First Lease Signed for Yancey School Community Center in Albemarle County
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved the first lease agreement for space at the new Yancey School Community Center at this evening’s meeting. The Yancey School Community Center is envisioned to serve as a community hub for Southern Albemarle, through a combination of Parks & Recreation programs, long-term lease tenants, and short-term rentals for special events and activities. Read more...

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors confirms partnership for Woolen Mills redevelopment, WillowTree corporate campus
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors today confirmed an exciting and far-reaching partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Albemarle County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Woolen Mills, LLC. to redevelop the iconic historic Woolen Mills site along the Rivanna River into a best in class corporate campus for WillowTree, Inc.  The project will retain WillowTree, a highly valued employer at significant risk of moving out of state, in the region with an anticipated private investment of $12.3 million and a minimum of 200 projected new jobs in addition to the 200 existing jobs at an average wage far above the Albemarle County average. Read more...

Agency Application for FY 20 Funding from Albemarle County Now Open
Orientation takes place on September 13th

If you are an agency that is interested in applying for County funding in FY 20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020), the application process has begun and requests for funding are due on or before Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Read more...

Albemarle County Receives 2018 Achievement Award from the Virginia Association of Counties
Albemarle County is the proud recipient of a Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2018 Achievement Award. The County was recognized for its Neighborhood Improvement Funding Initiative program. VACo received 106 entries and Albemarle County is one of 25 award recipients. Read more...

Chris Greene Beach Closed Due to Unforeseen Staffing Shortage
Due to an unforeseen staffing shortage, Chris Greene Beach is closed today, Monday, September, 3, 2018. The rest of Chris Greene Lake's amenities are open with no entrance fee.