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.
“I don’t know how else to say it, but this is a community celebration,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said in welcoming the estimated 470 guests at the Henrico Sports & Events Center.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
Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said she was impressed by the clean, fresh aroma when she stepped inside the new Henrico Sports & Events Center.
It’s almost like when you say, a new car smell. Well, this is a new arena smell, and it’s really nice, McGlade said Thursday in an interview with ESPN’s Angel Gray at the conference’s Media Day event.Continue reading From ‘great lighting’ to ‘new arena smell,’ Henrico Sports & Events Center shines for A-10 Media Day
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
Recreation & Parks to host outdoor showing of “A Bug’s Life” Oct. 6
The Henrico Extension Bug Bizarre, a free community festival celebrating the joy and excitement of entomology, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.Continue reading Extension Bug Bizarre to be held Oct. 7 in Deep Run Recreation Center
County poised for continued growth with Sports & Events Center opening in fall
Visitors spent more than $1.7 billion in Henrico during 2022. That's the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp.
Henrico’s total includes sales of $406 million on food and beverage, $226 million on lodging, $165 million on retail, $167 million on recreation and about $754 million on transportation. Overall, spending by tourists and other visitors to Henrico jumped by 27.2% from 2021.Continue reading Tourist spending in Henrico exceeds $1.7 billion in 2022
Voting by absentee ballot begins Friday, Sept. 22 for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
In Virginia, all registered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee by mail, voters first must complete an application. Forms are available online.Continue reading Absentee voting begins Friday, Sept. 22
Tax relief program for seniors, disabled homeowners would build on REAP Program
Henrico County is proposing a tax relief program that would cap the real estate tax bills of qualifying homeowners who are older or disabled, helping to mitigate the higher costs associated with rising property values.Continue reading Henrico RECAP program would lock in real estate tax bills of qualifying owners
Henrico has partnered with nonprofit housing developers to sell 12 new or renovated homes to working individuals and families with lower or moderate incomes. To get the maximum impact, the effort has focused on an area of historic Highland Springs, where 10 of the homes are within 1 mile of each other.Continue reading Henrico broadens strategy for increasing access to affordable housing