Recent News Releases

Oct. 12, 2018

CONTACT: Matt Farmer, Neighborhood Planner, Department of Community Revitalization
PHONE: (804) 501-7628

Henrico reschedules Community Cleanups due to storm impacts

Henrico County is rescheduling several neighborhood cleanup events as crews are redirected to assist with debris removal and other efforts related to the impacts of Tropical Storm Michael.

Community Cleanups previously scheduled for the next four Saturdays each will be delayed one week. The neighborhoods and their rescheduled cleanup dates are:

  • Lakeside Hatcher, Oct. 20;
  • Lakeside Methodist, Oct. 27;
  • Lakeside Bloomingdale, Lakeside Terrace, Nov. 3; and
  • Ginter Gardens, Hilliard Park, South Lourdes, Nov. 10.

Oct. 3, 2018

CONTACT: Barry R. Lawrence, Clerk, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4318

Henrico officials to serve on NACo committees

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has appointed seven Henrico County officials to the organization’s committees for 2018-19.

Members of the Board of Supervisors received the following appointments:

  • Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton, Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee;
  • Vice Chairman and Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson, Transportation Policy Steering Committee;
  • Three Chopt District Supervisor Thomas M. Branin, Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Policy Steering Committee; and
  • Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon, Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee (vice chair); Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board; Information Technology Standing Committee (vice chair); International Economic Development Task Force; Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee; and Resilient Counties Advisory Board (vice chair).

Administration officials received the following appointments:

  • Deputy County Manager for Community Operations Timothy A. Foster, Public Lands Policy Steering Committee;
  • Deputy County Manager for Public Safety Douglas A. Middleton, Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee; and
  • Deputy County Manager for Community Development Randall R. Silber, Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee.

A national grassroots organization uniting more than 3,000 counties across the United States, NACo works to improve county government and increase public understanding of the role of counties. The association’s steering committees form its policy-making arm. The committees and other governing bodies meet several times annually to examine key issues of county government and make recommendations on legislative policies and goals.

Oct. 2, 2018

CONTACT: Lt. Shawn M. Sears, Animal Protection Unit, Henrico County Police Division
PHONE: (804) 727-8801

Henrico to offer rabies vaccinations for pets Oct. 20

The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck.

Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers.

Under Virginia law, dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies.

Henrico dog licenses will be available for $10. Licenses now are valid for the life of the animal while the owner lives in Henrico and its rabies vaccinations are kept current.

Officers will be available to discuss license and vaccination requirements. For information, call the Animal Protection Unit at (804) 727-8801.

Oct. 1, 2018

CONTACT: Charlotte Whitten, Executive Assistant, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208

Fairfield meeting Oct. 15 to discuss adult literacy, tennis, dangerous dogs

Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, Oct. 15 to discuss adult literacy services, a youth tennis program and dangerous dogs.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Thornton will be joined by Nausha Chavez, education program manager for the READ Center; Lt. Shawn Sears, of Henrico’s Animal Protection Police Unit; and Jimmy Turpin, of the A.C.E. (All Children Equal) Tennis Academy.

For information, call (804) 501-4208.

Oct. 1, 2018

CONTACT: Carrie Webster, Energy Manager, Henrico County Department of General Services
PHONE: (804) 501-5763

Henrico to hold Energy Fair on Oct. 19

Henrico County will hold a free energy fair Friday, Oct. 19 to promote clean energy and sustainability.

The Fall 2018 Henrico County Energy Fair, which is open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the courtyard at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Scheduled in October in conjunction with Energy Efficiency Month, the fair will feature vendors promoting energy efficiency, solar power, eco-friendly materials, recycling and electric vehicles. Refreshments and giveaways, including rechargeable power banks, will be available.

Tech for Troops will be collecting used electronics for refurbishment and donation to military veterans and their families. Items such as laptops, monitors, tablets, cellphones, keyboards and mice will be accepted regardless of their condition. For details, go to

For information about the energy fair, contact Carrie Webster at (804) 501-5763 or

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