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VDOT, Albemarle Co. to Jointly Host Community Meeting on Tree Trimming
The Virginia Department of Transportation and Albemarle County are partnering to host a town hall meeting on tree-trimming work needed along the Route 22/Route 231 corridor from Shadwell to Gordonsville. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 at Grace Episcopal Church, 5607 Gordonsville Road, Keswick.

Albemarle County Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen Monday, July 6, 2015 on regular schedule.

Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau Announce Applications Now Available for Non-Profit Tourism Marketing Funding of Festivals & Cultural Events
Information orientation session to be held at City Space on July 6

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) announced today that the popular Non-Profit Tourism Marketing Funding Program is now open. The CACVB will hold an information orientation at City Space on July 6, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. and invites all interested organizations to attend and learn more about the application process, followed by time for questions and answers.

Albemarle County Seeking Members for 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committees
Albemarle County is eager to establish the 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee following adoption of the Southern & Western Neighborhoods Master Plan by the Board of Supervisors on June 10. The 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee currently has 12-15 vacancies. Residents and business owners of Albemarle County are encouraged to apply to serve on the Committee, to represent residential neighborhoods, businesses, institutions, developers, industries, Southwood Village, Woolen Mills, trails and parks, and community groups. To learn more about the 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee, please visit our webpage.

Fireworks Safety Tips
As you prepare your celebrations of our Nation's Independence, the Albemarle County Fire and Rescue Department would like to remind you of some Fireworks Safety Tips.

County Director of Social Services Retires
Kathy Ralston, long-term Director of the Department of Social Services in Albemarle County, is retiring on June 30, 2015.

At the Board of Supervisors meeting held on June 3rd, Kathy was recognized for her outstanding efforts during the past 39 years at Albemarle County Department of Social Services (ACDSS). She served 18 years as Director, with an additional year as Acting Director, and 11 years as Deputy Director. During her tenure at the Department she strove to achieve the principles of a high performance workplace in order to best serve the needs of the residents of the County, especially those who are most vulnerable.