Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly E-Newsletter
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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County Response to COVID-19
Information from the Board of Supervisors
Virginia Department for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing COVID-19 Resources
Planning Department Launches E-Filing System for Development Plans
Mental Health Support Services
Phone Numbers
Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) is here for you and your loved ones during this unprecedented time. Please reach us by calling:

  • Department Line - 804-748-1227 - For general questions regarding MHSS programs and services.

  • Main Intake Line - 804-768-7318 - For anyone who would like to begin receiving MHSS services or who would like to gather information and advice on behalf of another.

  • 24/7 Crisis Intervention Line - 804-748-6356 - For individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency.


Kelly Fried, Director of  Mental Health Support Services  for Chesterfield County,  shared important information and tips  for staying mentally healthy during her Tuesday, April 7 interview with John Reid of WRVA.  
Diaper Drive Extended Through May 4
Fleet Named 47th Best in the Americas
for the Second Year Running
This week, the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas program recognized Chesterfield County’s Fleet Services Division for operating the 47 th best fleet in North and South America, the same ranking it achieved in 2019.
 
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the best fleets in the Americas for the second consecutive year,” said Fleet Manager Craig Willingham. “This award validates our team’s customer service mission in supporting departments who facilitate the needs of our citizenry.”
 
According to the 100 Best Fleets website , “the program recognizes and rewards peak-performing fleet operations in the Americas. Currently in its twentieth year, the 100 Best Fleets identifies and encourages ever-increasing levels of performance improvement and innovation within the public fleet industry.”
 
Rankings are awarded based on several criteria including accountability, use of information and technology, collaboration, creativity, performance recognition and resource stewardship.
 
Willingham says a commitment to expanding the county’s use of alternative-fuel vehicles was key to maintaining Chesterfield’s ranking this year. Not only did the county add more vehicles powered by liquid propane, but it also partnered with Dominion Energy for the company’s upcoming electric school bus deployment program .

For more information on this award and upcoming initiatives for Fleet Services, read the full news release here.
                                         
The Fleet Services Division is a part of Chesterfield County’s Department of General Services. For more information, visit the General Services webpage .
Chesterfield - Open for Business:
Citizen Information and Resources
These unprecedented times have forced innovative adaptations in how Chesterfield County continues to keep resources and services available for our citizens, businesses and employees. Those adaptations have taken multiple forms, from teleworking to completely new processes, and many employees are being redeployed in other areas to keep essential functions operating.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be gathering stories to highlight our employees’ innovative contributions and the many services that are still available to our citizens. We are all adjusting to this "new norm" in which we find ourselves, but, rest assured, Chesterfield is still open for business and serving citizens.
Cindy Taylor - Then (LPC) and Now (CIR)
Employee Highlight: Cindy Taylor
Having been with Chesterfield County for over 25 years, Cindy Taylor is an excellent performance consultant with our Learning and Performance Center (LPC) . In her usual role, Taylor performs a variety of services: teaching vital soft skills to employees, helping employees earn certifications and chart their career development, facilitating strategic planning sessions and so much more.

Now, Taylor has been re-deployed to Citizen Information and Resources (CIR) , where she is temporarily working with the Office of Aging and Disability Services . In part, she’s been working to connect local senior living facilities with county resources like the Telephone Reassurance Program .
Taylor has educated many county employees on the nuances of customer service. “Now,” says Taylor, “I get to practice what I preach. I’m also learning more and more about all the incredible things our employees do on the front line and what challenges they face. This will make me even better at training county employees.”
Remember to Complete Your U.S. Census!
While April 1 was Census Day, Chesterfield encourages resident who have not yet completed their 2020 U.S. Census to do so as soon as possible.

Completing the Census is easy!
Households should have received official U.S. Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone or by mail.

Pay close to attention the unique number given to your household and be prepared to use it during your response.

The 2020 U.S. Census is mandatory and responses are based upon the members of a household as of April 1 (Census Day).
To learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census, visit the official website at 2020census.gov
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