April 7, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Gloucester County Unveils New Logo

Gloucester County is pleased to present its new logo, which represents the green of our beautiful parks and the importance of Gloucester's pristine waterways.

The logo was unveiled in a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday night, April 4. It was designed by Tourism Coordinator Susan Ammons as part of a wider branding initiative for the county.

Ammons chose shades of green and blue that matched Gloucester County’s seal, which has a beehive on a green field, surrounded by a blue circle. The new logo keeps that history in mind while being clean, modern, and locally relevant.

It’s important to note that this logo doesn’t replace the County Seal, which has been used throughout history to authenticate official documents.

Gloucester is joining the ranks of many other Virginia localities, including James City County, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, which use logos to represent their identities to residents and visitors.

“The bottom line is that Gloucester County has so much to offer, not just to tourists, but to those of us who call it home,” said Quinton Sheppard, the county’s Community Engagement & Public Information Manager. “We have beautiful waterways, open farmland, community parks, and our rich history that complements those assets.”

In all, Gloucester anticipates spending less than $3,000 on vehicle logo replacements and less than $1,000 on business card replacements, in comparison to the $200,000+ budgets some other Virginia localities spent to rebrand.

For more information, contact Gloucester’s Community Engagement & Public Information Department at sm.commed@gloucesterva.info or 804-693-5730. To view the presentation, visit https://youtu.be/tTNuo1aGCNM. The presentation begins around the 11:30 timestamp. 

Gloucester Daffodil Festival a Huge Success Despite Adverse Weather Conditions

Despite having to cancel on Saturday, the turnout for Gloucester’s Daffodil Festival on Sunday was “fantastic.” The crowd at the shortened festival was estimated to have exceeded 15,000 people.

“It was an extremely tough decision to cancel Saturday’s portion of the Daffodil Festival,” said Katey Legg, Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director. “The volunteers and staff work so hard for the entire event, so it’s disappointing that a portion of it was canceled.” According to Legg, festival staff just could not in good conscience take the chance with the forecasted high winds for Saturday. “And I think we made the right call.”

To read more, click here.

Reminder! Household Harmful Waste Collection is April 15th!

-Automobile hazardous waste - antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, gasoline (and mixtures thereof), batteries, etc.

-Gardening/Outdoor supplies - pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, etc.

-Household items - small propane canisters and propane tanks for grills, cooking oils, fire extinguishers, toxic household cleaners, drain cleaners, mercury, batteries, electronics, fluorescent/cfl light bulbs, etc.

-Painting supplies - paints, thinners, solvents, epoxies, wood preservatives, etc.

For a full list of what is accepted and not accepted... follow the link below for more information!


Virginia Cooperative Extension to offer a FREE Lunch and Learn Series – Master Your Money Management

Sessions will be held at River Bend Apartments (5823 Sadlers Neck Rd, Gloucester, VA 23061) on the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00 -1:00 PM. Below is the upcoming schedule and topics:

April 26th – Getting Started & Setting Goals

May 31st – Your Financial Health

June 28th – Spending Plans

July 26th – Credit Reports

August 30th – Investment Basics

Registration is required! To register, contact us at gjsturm@vt.edu or (804) 693-2602 to reserve a seat.

Replayed Post on Money, Health and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! Over the next two weeks, they'll discuss auto insurance. To learn more, click here.


Parks, Recreation and Tourism Events for the Week Ahead


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays in April (10-26) from 6:45-7:45 pm at Abingdon. The fee is $48 for the full month or $9 per day for individual days. The deadline to register is April 6.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Scentwork for Dogs on Sunday, April 16 from 2:00-3:00 pm at Beaverdam. The fee is $46 and the deadline is April 9.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Pack Walk for Dogs on Sunday, April 16 from 3:30-4:30 pm at Beaverdam. The fee is $46 and the deadline is April 9.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Best Years Trip to Richmond to visit the Metro Richmond Zoo on April 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch is on your own. The fee is $60 and the deadline to register is April 12.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring an Earth Day Mindfulness Hike on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 am to Noon at Beaverdam Park. Dress for a hike, sturdy shoes and water. The fee is $5 and the deadline is April 15.

For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit https://gloucesterva.info/civicrec

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
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