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Community Digest

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There has been a lot of news to share this month! Check out our new digest newsletter that combines a few shorter topics into one message. 

May 2022

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Boards Adopts Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. Learn more about what is planned for next year.

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Meet the Chief

We recently sat down with Fire Rescue Chief Dan Eggleston to learn more about upcoming initiatives and goals of Albemarle County Fire Rescue. View the recording. 

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Check out our Summer Safety Tips

Our community's health and safety is our top priority.

Here are some tips on how to be ready, safe, and healthy this summer.


Summer Swim Season Starts May 28 & We're Still Hiring Lifeguards and More for the Summer

Ready…Set…Splash! Albemarle County’s swimming beaches at Chris Greene Lake Park, Walnut Creek Park and Mint Springs Park will be opening for the summer swim season on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday-Monday, May 28-30, from 11 am to 7 pm. Additional lake operating hours will be: Saturdays & Sundays, June 4-5 and June 11-12 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Beginning June 16, the lakes will begin the summer operating hours, Thursdays-Saturdays from 11 am to 7 pm - through August 21. Fees are $3 for adults, $2 for children (ages 4-12), and free for swimmers under 4 and over 62.

Still looking for a summer job? We’re still hiring Lifeguards, Beach Managers, and more! View openings and apply today.

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VDOT Public Hearing - Hydraulic Road & Route 29 Transportation Improvements

On May 25 at 5 pm, VDOT is hosting a public hearing on several transportation improvements in the Hydraulic Road and US 29 area, including a pedestrian bridge over US 29 and several intersection reconfigurations. More information is available here.


Finance & Budget: Helpful Information

The 2022 payment deadline for first half tax bills is Monday, June 27, 2022. Bills will be mailed the last week of May.  

The first half tax due date for real estate, tangible personal property, machinery and tools, mobile homes and public service taxes have been permanently moved from June 5 to June 25. Because that date falls on a weekend in 2022, taxes are due on June 27.

For additional information visit


Upcoming Office Closures

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

We will also be closed on Monday, June 20 in observation of the Juneteenth holiday. 

Public safety will operate as usual.

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AC44: The Comprehensive Plan Update

We are currently in Phase 1 of the AC44 Update, which is focused on Planning for Growth. To learn more about the update process you can view Part 1 of the Planning for Growth Background Report: AC44 Intro & Background

Sign up for AC44 project emails.

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Rio Corridor Plan

On Tuesday, May 24, the draft Rio Road Corridor Plan will be presented to the Planning Commission for information, review, and comment. The Commission’s comments will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for consideration during their review of the Plan.

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Today from 3 - 6 pm! EV Demo Event

Join us at the County Office Building parking lot today, May 23 on McIntire, by the new EV charging stations, to view, ride, or drive a variety of light-duty electric vehicles. 

We are excited to partner with Virginia Clean Cities, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia for a community showcase of electric equipment.

Learn about more upcoming events and keep up with the latest happenings in the county by visiting

Have You Visited Our Online Engagement Center?

We are looking forward to providing you with a variety of robust tools designed to enable you to share your expertise, ideas, and feedback with us on a regular basis.

Please visit the site and register to access current and future projects.

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We have a new podcast! The Let’s Talk Albemarle podcast seeks to foster community participation through the exploration of important topics in Albemarle County. Listen free on Apple Podcast, iHeart, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, or our website.

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