April 30, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Dr. JJ Orth, Chairman of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, left, accompanied David Cutts, Utility Foreman with the Gloucester County Public Utilities Department, recently to participate in the installation of radio-read technology on utilities meters along major highways in the County. 

Reading Utility Meters to Become Safer and More Efficient in Gloucester County
Gloucester County’s Public Utilities Department is in the process of launching its first phase of new technology to make collecting water meter readings safer, faster, and more efficient.

The Department, which has been using touch-read technology, is moving toward a more advanced radio-read technology, so utilities workers do not have to make as many exits and entrances onto major thoroughfares. 

Virtual Job Fair to be held May 25
Gloucester County's Community Engagement & Public Information and Economic Development Departments are partnering with the Virginia Employment Commission / Virginia Career Works and the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce to host a Virtual Job Fair, "Let's Get Back to Work, Middle Peninsula!" May 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The job fair will feature large employers and small businesses. Meet and connect with the top LOCAL and REGIONAL employers and professionals. Participate in the event and figure out the right career path for you! The event is FREE to participate in!
Gloucester County Receives Special Award

Gloucester County is a proud recipient of the "Increased Sector Participation" Award from the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula. This award is in recognition of the historic partnerships throughout the region, in efforts to help serve local citizens during the COVID-19 Pandemic, such as the Care and Supervision of School Age Children (CASSAC) program.

Above, Carol Steele, Deputy County Administrator received the award on behalf of the Gloucester County Virginia Government with Charvalla West, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Community Impact for the United Way.
Training Offered on Business Resilience May 6

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, as part of its programming to support regional businesses with technical assistance and training programs, encourages small business owners and budding entrepreneurs to register for a virtual disaster planning training program that will highlight resources and best practices necessary to sustain business resilience.

“Resilience in a Box” will be held live on Facebook at 4 p.m., on Thursday, May 6, 2021, on the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission’s Facebook page here: facebook.com/midpenpdc.
C.E.R.T. Training to be Offered May 22-23

Are you prepared? Do you want to help your Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex community in an emergency?

C.E.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

CERT members are not first responders, but offer support in our communities. The Community Emergency Response Team is a group of community volunteers that learn to: Manage utilities and put out small fires; provide Basic First Aid; learn how to search an area safely, help at local events and more!

C.E.R.T. training will be held May 22 and 23 In Mathews. Training is Free. COVID precautions and social distancing will be in effect. Space is limited.

Email jwenner@gloucesterva.info or call 804-693-1390 get more information and to register or visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/392/CERT
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Launched

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The program will help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and more.

Cox Communications has set up a special webpage to detail how eligible customers can receive support: https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/ebb.html
Spring is a season of beginnings and new opportunities! We have some exciting opportunities available! Come Join Our Team!

Career Opportunities:
• Director of Information Technology
• Class I Water Treatment Plant Operator
• PT Library Specialist (Bookmobile)

For more information or to apply, visit:
New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will wrap up its discussion on disability insurance.

Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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