Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly E-Newsletter
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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2019 State of the County Presentation
Last month, Chesterfield County Administrator Joe Casey gave his State of the County presentation before the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce. He discussed Chesterfield's economic development in 2019, describing major commitments made by several companies to expand or build new facilities in the county.
While examining the Chesterfield County workforce, Dr. Casey expressed a desire to reduce the number of Chesterfield residents who commute outside of the county for work and instead keep those workers inside the county by continuing to expand local job growth.
You can access Dr. Casey’s 2019 State of the County slideshow presentation on the Chesterfield County website. View the full news release here and watch Dr. Casey present the State of the County here .
Following the State of the County, Chesterfield released a Year in Review 2019 video , highlighting both county-wide initiatives and the county’s strategic plan, Blueprint Chesterfield , which identifies six goals for sustained growth: Everyday Excellence, Safe and Secure Community, Robust Economy, Healthy Living and Well-being, Thriving Communities and Learning for a Lifetime.
Recycle Your Live Tree For Free
If your holiday celebrations included a live Christmas tree, Chesterfield is making it easy to recycle them! Chesterfield residents can recycle their live trees (without decorations) for free at the Northern and Southern Area Convenience Centers through Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Please, no tree vendors.
Locations and Hours:

Chesterfield County Northern Area Convenience Center
3200 Warbro Road
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday through Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

 
Chesterfield County Southern Area Convenience Center
6700 Landfill Drive
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday through Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Celebrate El Juguetazo by Donating to
Families in Need
El Juguetazo is taking place this Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1-4 p.m. at L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road.

This is a traditional cultural event observed in many Latino and Asian communities around the world that commemorates the arrival of the Three Kings (or Wise Men) to visit the baby Jesus.

You can still donate unwrapped toys and/or gift card for all ages and genders. War-related toys will not be accepted.

Now until this Friday, Jan. 10, Chesterfield County’s Multicultural Services Division is accepting gifts at the drop-off location on the first floor of 9800 Government Center Parkway.

Last minute donations may be dropped off prior to the event, located at L.C. Bird High School this Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information,  read the full release.
Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood
Is there a spot in your neighborhood that could look better if someone took the time to clean it up? Emma thought so!

While riding in her jogging stroller, 5-year-old Emma noticed litter in her neighborhood and decided she wanted to clean up the trash along the roadway and in the ditches. She is passionate about keeping her Chesterfield neighborhood clean and is now an active member of the county's Adopt-A-Spot program . Thank you, Emma, for helping keep our county clean and green!

You can make a difference by taking ownership of a small piece of Chesterfield as your "Adopted Spot," and volunteer to remove unsightly litter. This program allows organizations, businesses and individuals to adopt smaller, more secure areas instead of busy roadways. Help keep Chesterfield beautiful and Adopt-A-Spot!
Protect Your Home From Frozen Pipes This Winter
The weather has been chaotic this winter season - make sure you're prepared for freezing temperatures! The pipes in your home can freeze and burst when it gets too cold, causing damage to your home and plumbing.

Follow these simple tips and keep your home safe when it gets cold outside. If you're a Chesterfield County water customer and your pipes are frozen, call the Department of Utilities at 804-748-1310.
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