Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly E-Newsletter
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Now Accepting Applications for
2020 Summer Internships
Chesterfield understands that there's no substitute for experience when it comes to preparing for a career. The county is now accepting applications for a 10-week internship for participants to gain hands-on experience with how government operates.

The internship, which runs May 18 through July 24, will introduce participants to local government operations and give them the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge through meaningful learning experiences.

Interns will also have the chance to meet with county leaders, work directly with county employees, attend training and participate in team-building exercises to compliment their experience-based learning.

Interested applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 2.8. Interns are selected based on departmental needs and the student's field of study and experience.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 21. To learn more about the internship program or apply today, visit the Chesterfield County's Internship website .
Black History Month Event:
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Throughout the month of February, Chesterfield is partnering with Virginia State University to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs, activities and lectures designed to explore the rich, diverse background of African Americans and their contributions to our community and nation.
Join the Virginia Repertory Theatre as they perform Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. This stirring drama shares the personal and historical journey of Harriet Tubman, the monumental American icon. This event is for all ages and takes place on Monday, Feb. 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road.
Register for this event and many more and  visit the website for a full schedule of Black History Month events.
This is the Last Week to Nominate
a Chesterfield Community Champion
You still have time to nominate a  Chesterfield Community Champion!

Know a Chesterfield resident who has volunteered their time and/or resources to effect positive change in their community? We want to hear all about them!

Chesterfield County  announced the inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions  event to honor these notable volunteers. Awards will be given to winners from seven categories:

  • Youth (ages 12 and under)
  • Teens (ages 13 and older)
  • Youth Group (two or more volunteers under the age of 18)
  • Adult (ages 18 to 59)
  • Senior (ages 60 and older)
  • Group (two or more volunteers with no age restriction)
  • Organization (a business, church, etc.)

To nominate a person or group, please visit the  Chesterfield Community Champions webpage  to complete a nomination form.  The final extended deadline for nominations is this Friday, Feb. 14.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 7-9 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road.
Become a Sponsor or Vendor
for Chesterfield Live!
The Chesterfield LIVE! music festival returns for its second year for more music, food and summertime fun on Saturday, May 9 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road.
Sponsors
Organizations may sponsor Chesterfield LIVE! at four different levels, each with different price points and included perks .

Vendors
A variety of vendors are welcome . There are three different space rental options:

  • Food vendors can rent a 20-by-20 foot booth space for $250
  • Non-food vendors can rent a 10-by-10 foot booth space for $150
  • Non-profit vendors can rent a 10-by-10 foot booth space for $100
A tent is required for all vendors except for mobile food units. Vendors are responsible for supplying their own tents and tables unless a tent package is purchased for an additional $250.

Chesterfield to Host the USCAA's Small College National Basketball Championships
Last week, officials from Richmond Regional Tourism and Chesterfield County joined the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) to announce the organization's Basketball Small College National Championships will take place at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center in 2021 and 2022.

Tournament dates are scheduled for March 7-11 in 2021 and March 6-10 in 2022.
The championships include some of the best athletes from small colleges, community colleges and junior colleges across the country. Thirty-six men’s and women’s teams will compete – more than 800 participants in all – in four divisions during the event. 

For more information about the USCAA’s Basketball Small College National Championships, visit www.theuscaa.com .
Adoptable Pet Spotlight: Meet Juliet!
With the help of Chesterfield County Animal Services , we're excited to debut a new segment highlighting an adoptable pet in need of a loving home.
Meet Juliet! She came into the shelter as a stray and was never claimed by an owner. Now that her holding period is up, she is available for adoption. Juliet has a sweet soul and a submissive personality. She will crawl right into your lap for snuggles and will work her charm on you to get you to rub her belly!

Juliet's love story involves people - oh, how she LOVES people! If you have another dog at home, you will need to bring him/her in to meet her as she can be picky about the four-legged friends that she likes. While Juliet is working on learning some of her basic commands like sit and shake, we do think she is potty-trained.

Toys? They aren't really a big deal to her. She would much rather cuddle with you all day long! Juliet is estimated to be five years in age and she is a pitbull mix. Animal #558965.
If you're interested in adopting Juliet, visit the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 9300 Public Works Road, with a current Virginia driver's license or picture identification with current address and adoption fees in check or cash. Keep an eye on the Chesterfield County Animal Services Facebook page for more adoptable pet announcements!
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