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Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
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Happening Thursday, Oct. 21: Community Meeting to Discuss Genito/288 Special Focus Area Plan
Clover Hill District Supervisor Christopher M. Winslow and Chesterfield Planning Commission Chair Gloria Freye are hosting a community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, to present draft plans for improvements at River City Sportsplex and development of nearby properties in the Genito Road/Route 288 corridor.

Chesterfield residents have multiple options for participating in the meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the county’s Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of seats will be available for those who want to attend in person. The meeting also will be streamed via Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as broadcast on the county’s television station, Comcast channel 98, Verizon channel 28.

Residents can submit questions or comments through Facebook Live on Oct. 21. The county already collected citizen input in an online portal; their suggestions were considered in the development of both draft plans.

During the meeting, Chesterfield Parks and Recreation staff will present a master plan for River City Sportsplex, a 115-acre athletic complex that has been owned and operated by the county since 2016. The Chesterfield Planning Department also will present its concept for future development in a “special focus area” consisting of 437 acres around the intersection of Genito Road and Route 288.

Another element needed to keep the sportsplex competitive with similar athletic facilities in other states is attracting commercial development nearby, such as restaurants, entertainment and hospitality, so visitors have places to go and things to do when they’re not playing, coaching or watching games. That’s the focus of Chesterfield Planning’s public engagement and ongoing work in drafting the Genito/288 Special Focus Area Plan.

One of the most prominent sites in the Genito/288 special focus area is the former Southside Speedway, which was acquired by the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority in June. County officials are still considering potential uses for the 47-acre property.

Learn more about the plan here.
Chesterfield Launches Brand New Blog: 'Chesterfield On Point'
We are excited to announce the launch of our new county blog 'Chesterfield on Point' which will provide residents another resource to stay informed about a variety of topics around #Cfield!✏️💻

Our first blog features information about planned improvements at River City Sportsplex and the potential redevelopment of the Genito Road/Route 288 corridor.

“Connecting with residents in new and engaging ways has always been a priority to us,” said Susan Pollard, director of Chesterfield Communications and Media. “We are excited to launch our own county blog because it gives Chesterfield another opportunity to share information about the complex issues that impact our residents. Straightforward, with factual information, and direct from the source is what our blog is about. Residents can have confidence that the information is accurate and unfiltered.”  

The blog will include news and feature articles, photos, graphics and videos, and will be available on the county website.
Chris Janson is Coming to the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds this Friday, Oct. 22

Singer and songwriter, Chris Janson is coming to After Hours Concerts at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds and he has a special message for you! Come see Chris Janson this Friday, Oct. 22! You can purchase tickets to the show by clicking here.
Election 2021 Updates

Did you know Chesterfield County is making it easier for residents to cast their ballots this fall? Chesterfield expanded early in-person voting on Oct. 18 and will continue through Oct. 30.

Chesterfield residents will be able to cast absentee ballots at five locations:
  • Ettrick-Matoaca library
  • LaPrade library
  • Meadowdale library
  • North Courthouse Road library
  • Clover Hill library

Residents can also still vote at the Registrar’s Office, located at 9848 Lori Road. Check out this blog post for more information about early voting in Chesterfield.
Voting by absentee mail ballot

Time is running out! This Friday, Oct, 22 is the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail or in person. Make sure your vote counts! You can request an absentee ballot by mail before 5 p.m.
Visit to learn more.

For additional mail ballot instructions visit or call the Chesterfield County General Registrar’s Office at 804-748-1471.

New instructions with the correct telephone number are being mailed to county voters requesting an absentee ballot. Click here to learn more.
Chesterfield County Hiring for Custodians
Linda and James, featured in this ad, are two of our best employees. Would you like to join this great team? Well, here’s your chance for a flexible full-time or part-time position with Chesterfield County Government. We're currently hiring for custodians and will be holding a job fair and hiring event on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 7:30 p.m., in the Central Library, 7501 Lucy Corr Blvd. 
Don't be an Accidental Drug Dealer! Medication Take Back Event is this Saturday, Oct. 23
Don't be an accidental drug dealer. Take opportunities now to properly dispose of medications: prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications. Chesterfield County Police and Chesterfield County Sheriff's are helping prevent medication misuse and abuse at the upcoming Medication Take-Back event on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Wegmans, 12501 Stone Village Way Midlothian.

  • It’s free
  • Drop and go
  • Doesn’t have to be in original containers.
  • No sharps are accepted.
Chesterfield Behind the Mic:
New Episode Out Tomorrow, Oct. 20!
On episode three of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Chairman Jim Holland of the county’s Board of Supervisors, about a host of projects in the Dale District that will be coming online soon, starting with the mixed-use development at Courthouse Landing, then the renovation of the old school and the transformation into the Beulah Recreation Center, and about the recently-approved additional sites for early voting at five area libraries.

You can watch or listen on our website, or our Facebook page. You can also listen on your favorite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts; just search Chesterfield Behind the Mic.

You can watch all episodes of our podcast on the Chesterfield County Government YouTube page and online at Episodes will also air on WCCT Chesterfield Community Television (Verizon channel 28 and Comcast channel 98) Thursdays through Sunday at 7 p.m. and on weekends at 3 p.m. 
Join Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
at the 2021 Trunk or Treat!

Mark your calendar and join Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation for free family-friendly fun on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Enjoy SPOOKTASTIC trick or treating from trunk to trunk from 6-9 p.m. at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. Wear your favorite costume and collect loads of candy! Rain date is Oct. 27. Learn more at
Request Your Board Member to Speak!
Did you know your group or organization can request a speaker from the #Cfield Speakers Bureau? The Speakers Bureau features a variety of topics on current and timely subjects from county leaders who are eager to talk to your group or organization.

Request Your Board Member to Speak
Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors members welcome invitations to engage with their constituents on many topics either specific to their respective magisterial districts or countywide. Speaking to groups or at events or functions is one of the many ways the county’s elected leaders stay informed, stay connected to the communities they serve and receive important feedback.

Request a speaker by visiting
This Weekend: Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing
is Coming to Chesterfield
Mandatory 10-digit dialing is coming to the 804 area code. Now is the time to clean out and edit the contacts on your mobile device! 📱

Starting on October 24, all calls within the 804 area code must use 10-digit dialing (area code plus the number). On and after this date, local calls dialed with only seven digits may not connect and a recording will inform the caller that the call cannot be completed as dialed. You must hang up and dial again using the 10-digit numbers.

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established "9-8-8" as the new, nationwide three-digit phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The new three-digit dialing code will be available nationwide by July 16, 2022 and will provide an easy to remember and easy to dial three-digit number to reach suicide prevention and mental health counselors, similar to 9-1-1 for emergencies and 3-1-1 for local government services.

In order for 9-8-8 to become the three-digit phone number to connect with the lifeline, all area codes that use "988" as a local exchange, or the first three digits of a seven-digit phone number, will need to begin using 10-digit dialing. The 804 area code is one of the 82 area codes nationally that will need to adopt this change.
Social Security Announces 5.9%
Benefit Increase for 2022
The Social Security Administration announced last week that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022.

The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to approximately 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2021. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Watch WCCT - On Cable. Online. On the Go.
Did you know you can watch #Cfield Board of Supervisors meetings, Planning Commission meetings, and other special programming on WCCT from the comfort of your own home? Chesterfield Community Television is your source of information, news, and events around the county!

You can also watch original programing on WCCT. Here’s some of what you can expect:

Real Virginia
Real Virginia focuses on agriculture news and family-oriented stories throughout the state of Virginia. The show also offers cooking and gardening segments that feature products from Virginia.

National Gallery of Art Video Teaching Series
These programs explore current and historical 20th century art and sculpture from around the world. Programs focus on specific past and present exhibits from the National Gallery of Art and profiles pioneers in various fields of art and sculpture.

Watch WCCT on cable, online and on the go. Here's how:

Adoptable Pet Spotlight
This handsome boy is Binx!

Are you in search of a smaller dog to be your new companion? Look no further; Binx would be the perfect pup! He's a super sweet guy who loves people and just wants your attention. You may notice some minor hair loss. When he first came in, he had a minor skin infection as well as an ear infection, but he has been treated and those issues are resolved. Binx did well when meeting other dogs here in the shelter. If you have other dogs at home, you are welcome to bring them with you to meet him. He also met kitties in the shelter and he would do best in a home without other cats as he tried to nip one of our kitten friends. Binx is a 6 year old Terrier mix who weighs 21 pounds.
If you are interested in meeting this pet, please contact Chesterfield County Animal Services at 804-748-1683, option "0," to schedule an appointment. Office staff are available by phone 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is located at 9300 Public Works Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
Updates from Chesterfield County Public Schools
Try your hand at being a school principal
Chesterfield County Public Schools invites local business owners, community leaders and faith leaders to shadow school principals. Principal for a Morning offers a glimpse into the logistics of connecting with students and teachers, monitoring buildings and grounds, bus duty, morning announcements, classroom walk-throughs, lunch duty and more. Principal for a Morning will take place Oct. 27-28, with each participant spending about three hours shadowing a Chesterfield County principal. If you're interested, complete this form.
Who is a Game Changer in Chesterfield County Public Schools?
At the roots of a strong public school division are an exceptional faculty and staff and a committed base of community supporters. Monthly recognition opportunities highlight the game-changing work of Chesterfield County Public Schools employees. Game Changers are those who step up to meet the needs of our students; offer support and access to resources that assist their colleagues; provide an extra layer of support for families outside of the classroom; and who generally make a positive and sometimes life-changing difference in the lives of our students, families and their colleagues. To recognize a Team Chesterfield Game Changer in your life, complete this nomination form
Oct. 28 is the deadline for openings on School Board advisory committees
The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking applications for two seats open on advisory committees. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and others interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of creating a better tomorrow. Advisory committee members who are appointed by the School Board must reside in the district they represent. Click the application button at to apply by Oct. 28 if you are eligible and interested in either of these two openings:

  • Midlothian District seat on Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2022): The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is to review, evaluate and make recommendations with regard to current and best practice efforts to sustain and enhance the quality of life as directly tied to school operations and facilities, as well as general public awareness.

  • Matoaca District seat on Gifted Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2023): Gifted Education Advisory Committee members must have a child currently receiving gifted services. The Gifted Education Advisory Committee is a Virginia Department of Education recommended committee that includes parents, school administrators, counselors, teachers, school psychologists, Gifted Education Department staff and community members.
Community Vaccination Center Opens in Chesterfield County
The Virginia Department of Health, in coordination with the Chesterfield Health District, announced that a state-run Community Vaccination Center (CVC) is now open at the Rockwood Vaccination Clinic, located at the Rockwood Shopping Center at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian.

The CVC, open Monday through Saturday from 10 am. to 7:30 p.m., will offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Community Vaccination Center will also offer:

  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (12 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.)
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Register in advance at or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).
If you are coming for your booster dose, please bring your vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received in your second dose.

For more information about the CVC, click here. 
Access Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Online
Have you misplaced your COVID-19 vaccination card? Did you know you can now access your COVID-19 vaccination record online with the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Request Portal? You can view, save, and print your vaccination record with QR Code. All at the convenience of your smartphone!

Anyone vaccinated in Virginia can click here to obtain their vaccination record.
If you have any questions about the Vaccination Record Request Portal, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s FAQ.
Need a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Use or to find the latest information on which providers and pharmacies are administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

The VaccineFinder website displays information about the providers, such as types of COVID-19 vaccines available, website and phone number, hours of operations and instructions on how to take the next step to get vaccinated. VaccineFinder is updated daily.
Virginia's COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
(Data as of Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021)
Interested in seeing the state's latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics, including a breakdown by locality? Click on the button below to access the COVID-19 dashboard in Virginia.

This site and the statistics displayed are managed by the Virginia Department of Health.
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