December 10, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Scenes from Saturday's Christmas & Holiday Parade
A special thank you to the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department for all of its hard work in making last Saturday's parade a huge success! Also, thank you to all who participated and came out to watch!
A Reminder About Regular Septic Tank Maintenance

A friendly reminder: With the holidays in full swing, County officials are encouraging residents to make sure they complete the necessary regular maintenance on their septic systems. Both Virginia Code and Gloucester County’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance specifies that all on-site sewage disposal systems be pumped out at least once every five years.

To learn more, visit here.
Special Recognitions Made During Board Meeting

During its meeting Dec. 7, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors recognized Petsworth District Supervisor, the Honorable Michael Winebarger (top photo, left) for his service to the Board and to the citizens of the community for the past eight years. Prior to his time serving on the Board of Supervisors, Mr. Winebarger served in a number of other capacities spanning many years, including the Gloucester Planning Commission. He has also served on the Economic Development Authority and Social Services Board, just to name a few.

The Board also recognized Carol Steele (bottom photo), who has been serving as Acting County Administrator while continuing her duties as Deputy County Administrator since April. Ms. Steele was also recognized for 35 years of service to Gloucester County Virginia Government.

We sincerely appreciate your service to the community!
Job Numbers in Gloucester Continue to Improve

We are pleased to announce that, according to the latest figures from the Virginia Employment Commission, Gloucester's unemployment rate has dropped once again!

The number of unemployed residents decreased from 537 in September to 490 in October. Our unemployment rate prior to Covid-19 was 2.5%, so we are almost back to this low number again after 19 months. We continue to have a lower unemployment rate than both the State of Virginia and Hampton Roads!

Community Services Board Offers Training Opportunities

The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board is offering the following training opportunities in the coming weeks:
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training, Dec. 28-29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register, click here.
  • Children First Co-Parenting Virtual Classes, Dec. 16, 4-8 p.m.; Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and March 19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. To register, call 804-642-5402 or e-mail
  • ACE Interface Virtual Training (Adverse Childhood Experiences): Jan. 5, 12-1 p.m. To register, click here.
  • Question, Persuade & Refer (Suicide Prevention Training): Jan. 26, 12-1 p.m. To register, click here.

For more information on any of these programs, call 804-642-5402 or e-mail
Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!
Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit some of its past posts on Diversity and Inclusion! This week they will discuss dealing with incivility and unprofessional behavior regarding diversity. To tune in, visit:
Gloucester County is recruiting for various positions!

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit
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