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Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Director of Planning
Albemarle County is pleased to announce, effective September 26, 2016, that Andrew Gast-Bray will be the County’s new Director of Planning. Mr. Gast-Bray brings to this role over 25 years of professional experience working both in private practice and with local government. His most recent governmental position was the Director of Planning and Zoning for the City of Lebanon, New Hampshire, near Dartmouth College, where he managed planning, zoning, transportation planning, and economic development.

Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters
November 8, 2016 General and Special Election Information

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the offices of: President and Vice President of the United States, and Member United States House of Representatives, 5th District. The full ballot in Albemarle County will also present two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia and a referendum for a general obligation bond to fund school improvements. To see the choices that will be on your ballot on November 8, visit the Voter Registration website at and click on “Current Ballot.”

Autumn is the Perfect Time to "Fall" for Charlottesville & Albemarle County
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites visitors and locals alike to enjoy a multitude of festivals and other fun events in our area this fall.

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Fall Class Schedule Announced!
There is something for every age and skill level in Albemarle County's 2016 fall class schedule including dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, sports, and more! The fall class schedule features a listing of recreational programs and special events for all ages. From first aid to line dancing, these offerings are a great way to meet people, explore new interests or develop a hobby. Our programs are designed to enhance the quality of life and respond to the needs of Albemarle residents. Visit to view the full catalog with details, fees and registration information, or call 434-296-5844.

League of Women Voters to Conduct Public Information Forums on Albemarle County Bond Referendum on October 4, 11 and 26 at Three Local High Schools
For the first time in more than 40 years, voters in Albemarle County will have the opportunity to cast ballots on a bond referendum that would impact local public schools. This November 8, the ballot in Albemarle County will include not just candidates for President of the United States and for Congress, but also a question on whether the county should issue $35 million in general obligation bonds to finance improvements at 25 of 26 school facilities. Schools in all three of the county’s feeder patterns are involved.