February 24, 2023

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

An Update on the Broadband Project in Gloucester

Gloucester County is working with a third-party vendor, Open Broadband, LLC to implement wireless broadband to all areas of Gloucester. Our project is not tied to any other counties' implementation of broadband. Therefore, each County has their own contracts and vendors.

  • The first installation of technology used in Gloucester is awaiting Federal government approval. 
  • Open Broadband is working to notify all the 131 VATI grant homes first. (Click link for more information on the VATI grant). 
  • Then, they will begin contacting the 2,500 residences and businesses that are not served right now by Cox. 
  • Finally, they will reach out to anyone in the County who desires Open Broadband. 

Gloucester County has asked Open Broadband to move quickly now that the first towers are configured, and certification is days away. To learn more, visit the County's Broadband Information Hub by clicking here.

Gloucester to Receive Grant Funding to Support Restoration of Former SunTrust Building

Great news! Gloucester's Economic Development Authority successfully applied and will be awarded a $150,000 grant for The Vault on Main (the former SunTrust building on Main Street)! The grant will be used toward the restoration of the building.

For more information on the grant, click here.

For more information on this property and its future, contact our Economic Development Office at 804-693-1415.

Another Employee Feature Friday!

Lisa LeBlanc, our Senior Revenue Specialist in the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office, was recently certified as a Master Deputy Commissioner of Revenue.

Such certification takes a great deal of commitment, coupled with an enthusiasm to learn and an overall desire to become a more productive and informed team member for the County.

Congratulations, Lisa!

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

For those needing some motivation to continue their health/wellness New Years Resolutions or just looking to be healthier in 2023, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit some of its past posts on nutrition, health, and exercise. This week, they’ll discuss colorectal cancer prevention.

To tune in, click here.



Parks, Recreation and Tourism Events for the week of February 23, 2023


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:45-7:45 pm at Abingdon Elementary. The fee is $8 per night if you register for the whole month or $9 per night if you register for individual classes. The deadline to register for the month is February 26.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is accepting registration for Karate for ages 4 and older on Mondays or Thursdays at T. C. Walker Gymnasium the week of March 13 through the week of May 11. NEW! We are offering a family class where parents/guardians and children participate together. 6:00-6:30 pm is for ages 4-7 for $43, 6:40-7:20 is for ages 8-12 for $45, 7:30-8:2-10 pm is for Families Adults $40 and children $35 and 8:20-9:00 pm for advanced students ages 13 and older for $45. The deadline to register is the week of March 13 or when classes fill.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is seeking individuals that are interested in teaching classes for youth or adults. Dance, gymnastics, yoga, exercise, crafts, arts, games, knitting, carving, and just about anything else you are interested in sharing. Visit the county’s webpage and look for job opportunities, all applications must be online.

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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