Ordinance aligns county with existing state, federal prohibitions
Henrico County prohibits the possession of firearms and ammunition in its government buildings, including libraries and recreation centers, effective immediately.Continue reading Henrico bans firearms, ammunition from its buildings, effective immediately
600 students have signed up for Feb. 24 event; registration is now closed
Hundreds of high school students will converge in Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 24 for the second-annual Teen Summit RVAContinue reading ‘I AM’ Teen Summit RVA will promote engagement, positivity among youth
Henrico County’s oldest park has a fresh, modern look – and Fran Shinholser couldn’t be happier.
On Wednesday, she and her daughter, Janis Kouche, headed to Cheswick Park for their daily walk and ended up joining county officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its recent renovation and reopening.
Standing near the improved playground, Shinholser, 90, raved about the transformed restroom building, which now features rustic wood siding, a metal roof and a new family restroom. She also welcomed the new pedestrian bridges and trail improvements, which mean she won’t have to watch out for puddles as she walks.Continue reading Cheswick Park – Henrico’s first park – reopens with improved trails, playground, restroom facilities, other amenities
Federal funds will help develop stations for public use at seven county facilities
Henrico County will install electric vehicle charging stations at seven locations, including at libraries, parks and recreation facilities and government centers, after being awarded a $1.4 million federal grant to promote clean energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.Continue reading Henrico earns $1.4 million grant to create EV charging station network
Tobacco – and Virginia’s prosperity – took root at former riverfront plantation
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors voted today to buy Varina Farms, a 2,095-acre former plantation along the James River that will be preserved for its historical significance, natural beauty and sensitive environment.Continue reading Henrico to buy 2,095-acre Varina Farms for land preservation
Embrace the moment, Nelson urges, citing county’s fiscal strength, sustainability efforts
The veteran supervisors were elected by unanimous votes during the board’s organizational meeting Tuesday. Joining Nelson and Schmitt on the dais are newly elected Supervisors Roscoe D. Cooper III, of the Fairfield District; Misty D. Whitehead, of the Three Chopt District; and Jody K. Rogish, of the Tuckahoe District.Continue reading New Board of Supervisors taps veterans Nelson, Schmitt for leadership posts
Applications to participate in 7-week program accepted through March 1
Residents who reflect Henrico’s rich cultural diversity are invited to participate in an upcoming leadership program – My Henrico Academy – that strengthens connections between the county and multicultural communities and encourages participation in the civic process.Continue reading My Henrico Academy promotes engagement with multicultural community
County agencies are looking to fill dozens of positions
Henrico will hold a job fair Tuesday, Jan. 16 to launch its “Build Your Career, Better Your Community” hiring campaign, which highlights the county’s comprehensive benefits package and the advantages of careers in public service.Continue reading Jan. 16 job fair kicks off Henrico hiring campaign, highlights new benefits
2 HCPS seniors who embody the supervisors’ values will be recognized each year
Henrico County, with the nonprofit Henrico Education Foundation and a host of donors, has established a scholarship fund to honor trailblazing Supervisors Frank J. Thornton and Patricia S. O’Bannon, who will conclude 28 years of service when their terms end Dec. 31.Continue reading Scholarship fund established to honor retiring Supervisors Thornton, O’Bannon
The members of Henrico County’s next Board of Supervisors and School Board as well as its constitutional officers and Henricopolis directors have been sworn in to begin serving their terms on Jan. 1.
“Welcome, we all look forward to working with you and seeing you succeed as a group,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said at the conclusion of the Henrico County 2024 Investiture, which was held Dec. 15 at the Henrico Sports & Events Center.Continue reading Oaths administered to incoming supervisors, School Board members, constitutional officers, Henricopolis directors
For its annual State of the County address, Henrico traded its usual, formal setting in a hotel ballroom for the county’s shiny, new sports arena.
It enlisted the talents of the Henrico High School marching band and handed out thundersticks and other noisemakers to give the gathering a hint of a major sporting event.Continue reading 2023 Henrico State of the County celebrates accomplishments, community in new sports arena
For nearly 20 years, the Henrico County Police Division has based its southeastern units in leased space on Eastpark Court, near North Airport Drive and Interstate 64.
But by early 2025, the Fair Oaks Station will give way to a permanent South Station, which also will include training facilities for the county’s emergency communications and division’s K-9 unit.Continue reading South Station represents permanent home, ‘sound investment’ for Police
Options include paid vacuum service, free bagged pickup
Henrico County will begin providing annual residential leaf-collection services Monday, Nov. 6, with both free and paid options available for residents.Continue reading Henrico to offer residential leaf-collection services beginning Nov. 6
County’s 1st phase of Ashland-to-Petersburg trail will be built in Lakeside
Henrico County is set to begin construction of its portion of the 43-mile Fall Line trail, following a ceremonial groundbreaking today in Lakeside for the trail’s 0.26-mile Park Street Phase.Continue reading With groundbreaking event, Henrico ready to begin Fall Line trail construction
Henrico's Annual Report provides the most comprehensive overview of the county's accomplishments, projects and initiatives for fiscal year 2022-23.
These pages provide a window into what we have done – and what we are doing – as we strive to become the best community in which to live, work, play and visit, County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said.Continue reading Henrico’s 2022- 2023 Annual Report is now available