Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly E-Newsletter
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Board of Supervisors Elects Chair, Vice Chair
Leslie Haley, Chair
Kevin Carroll, Vice Chair
At last week's meeting of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, Leslie Haley (Midlothian) and Kevin Carroll (Matoaca) were elected as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.

The board also set their regular meeting schedule and dates for 2020 .

The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
Chesterfield Community Champions:
Nominate a Volunteer for the Inaugural Event

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. Nominations are open through Friday, Feb. 7.

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.
New GRTC Bus Service Coming to Chesterfield
GRTC, in partnership with Chesterfield County and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will begin a new local bus service along Route 1 from Falling Creek to John Tyler Community College in March. The bus will arrive at stops about every 30 minutes and, twice a day, there will be a 40-minute window between buses.

There are currently 24 bus stop locations with amenities planned along the route, eight of which will have newly constructed pads including eight trash cans, five shelters and three benches. Visit the website for more information about the new route and view the presentation from the October 2019 Public Meeting.
Dupont Investing 75+ Million in Spruance Site
Last week, Governor Ralph Northam announced that DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (DuPont) will modernize and expand its manufacturing and technology
presence in Chesterfield County, the company’s largest manufacturing site.

A global provider of technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions, DuPont will invest more than $75 million in the Spruance site, creating approximately 60 new jobs over the next several years. DuPont Spruance has become one of the county’s largest employers over the past 90 years, employing more than 2,000 people.

“We are so appreciative of DuPont’s presence in Chesterfield County for the past 90 years,” said Leslie Haley, chair of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. “We are excited that they continue to invest in and grow their Spruance facility. DuPont is a valued community partner and we congratulate them on celebrating 90 years of successful operations here in Chesterfield County.”
Be Prepared with CERT
Do you want to be better prepared for disasters and emergencies? Chesterfield's popular Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT , training is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 3!

The initial training course teaches basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical moments after a disaster, such as search and rescue, fire safety and suppression, basic medical care and disaster psychology. Classes are held each Monday and Wednesday evening from 6-9:30 p.m. for four weeks. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. There is no charge for the course, but space is limited, so enroll early!
Thank You For Making This Year's El Juguetazo Such a Success!
Our El Juguetazo celebration last Saturday was a huge success, breaking our previous attendance records for the event.

Around 3,600 children attended and received toys from the Three Kings. Over 20,000 items (toys and gift cards) were donated from private businesses, organizations and agencies.

Thanks to everyone who donated, supported and attended this year's El Juguetazo event!
Chesterfield County Holiday Closures
Chesterfield County will observe the following openings and closures in celebration of Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020:
  • Government Offices: Closed
  • Chesterfield County Public Library: Closed
  • Parks and Recreation - Recreation Centers: Closed
  • Parks and Recreation - Parks: Open
  • Northern Area Convenience Center: Open, Normal Schedule
  • Souther Area Convenience Center: Open, Normal Schedule
  • Circuit Court: Closed
  • General District Court: Closed
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court: Closed

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020:
  • Government Offices: Closed
  • Chesterfield County Public Library: Closed
  • Parks and Recreation - Recreation Centers: Closed
  • Parks and Recreation - Parks: Open
  • Northern Area Convenience Center: Open, Normal Schedule
  • Souther Area Convenience Center: Open, Normal Schedule
  • Circuit Court: Closed
  • General District Court: Closed
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court: Closed

Have a safe holiday!
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