A Note From Jeff Richardson, County Executive & Matt Haas, Superintendent

Albemarle County - Albemarle County Public SchoolsOn Friday of last week, members of the Albemarle County Local Government Leadership Team and the Albemarle County Schools Superintendents’ Cabinet had the opportunity to meet and talk about our shared values and objectives and how we can work more closely together to build upon our community’s quality of life excellence.

At the top of our lists when we were discussing mutual strengths are the highly talented and dedicated employees who do such an outstanding job in serving the residents of our county on a daily basis. Continue reading

Important Message About School Operations for Aug. 10-12

Clare KeiserDear Colleagues:

This weekend marks the anniversary of the illegal and traumatic events that brought so much pain and damage to our community one year ago. Although it is unclear what may happen, you should know there is no higher priority at all times in our school division than safeguarding the safety and security of every student and every member of our staff.

For the past several months, our division has been closely working with local government, law enforcement, public safety and regional partners on several preparatory measures to ensure that everyone is safe this weekend.

This Friday, all non-essential school staff will have the option of leaving their offices at 1 p.m. and concluding their workday from home. Continue reading

Employee & Community Resources for August Events

Resilient Cville
During the summer of 2017, the events in Charlottesville impacted our community and all of us living and working in the surrounding area. It is important to recognize that the anniversary of these events may be a challenging time due to traumatic memories and lingering stress. There are resources available for community members and County employees to help us through these and other difficult events. Continue reading

An Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson

Albemarle County LogoAn Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson Addressing the Upcoming Weekend of August 10-12

Dear Members of the Albemarle County Community,

We are less than a month away from the somber anniversaries of the violence that took place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County last August.

While the region anticipates individuals gathering in and around Charlottesville, as well as several community groups to hold events throughout the weekend of August 10-12, the safety and well-being of our community is paramount. Continue reading

2018 Drinking Water Clinic – Registration Now Open

Virginia Cooperative ExtensionRegistration is now open for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 2018 Drinking Water Clinic. Space is limited, so register early!

Affordable water testing and information about water quality and well and spring care maintenance will be offered for homeowners through the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City in May 2018. Continue reading

4th Annual “Walk a Mile for Martin” Event – Jan. 15

"Walk a Mile for Martin" EventMonday, January 15, 2018 | 12 to 5 p.m. | Woodbrook Elementary School

Please plan to attend! This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all ACPS employees are invited to attend Woodbrook Elementary School’s 4th annual Walk a Mile for Martin event. Each year on MLK Day, the Woodbrook community gets together to walk at least one mile for a myriad of causes. Continue reading

Sentara Martha Jefferson Announces New Drug Drop-Off Box

Drug Take-Back Day 2015Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. As a follow-up to the recent and successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event and to aid responsible disposal of unwanted or expired medicines, Sentara Martha Jefferson has placed a drug drop-off box in its outpatient pharmacy, available to the community Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about safely managing your prescriptions and see a list of drug drop-off box locations »

Results of the October 28 Drug Take Back event held at Martha Jefferson: Continue reading

14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Oct. 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back DayThe Albemarle County Police Department, in partnership with Martha Jefferson Hospital, is hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28. The event, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing expired, unwanted or unused medication, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martha Jefferson Hospital (back side), located at 500 Martha Jefferson Drive in Charlottesville. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

Important Notice to Albemarle County Voters

Albemarle County LogoA General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the offices of: Governor of Virginia, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Attorney General of Virginia, Virginia House of Delegates, and Board of Supervisors and School Board members for the Rio, Jack Jouett, and Samuel Miller Magisterial Districts. To see the choices that will be on your ballot on November 7, visit the Voter Registration website and click on Current Ballot.

Read the County’s September 28 news release »