Hanover County's e-Newsletter

September 5, 2023

Public hearing on County's proposed Comprehensive Plan next Wednesday

On Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. the Board of Supervisors will hold its public hearing on the proposed 5-year update to the Comprehensive Plan, Envision Hanover.

This plan will be the County’s long-term guide for growth and development as well as the preservation of Hanover’s rural character. 

The full draft plan and maps can be found here.

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Enrollment opens for Hanover County

Land Use Program

Enrollment opens Friday, September 1 for the Hanover County Land Use Program and runs through Wednesday, November 1.

This program enables qualified landowners to have their property assessed at “use value,” which may be lower than market value and reduce taxes owed.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, click here.

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Board of Supervisors adopts solar policy

The Board of Supervisors has adopted a policy on solar installations in the County. The policy not only guides the siting, location and land use decisions related to solar facilities but also addresses fiscal concerns.

All applications for these facilities will be expected to comply with the Board’s policy.

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Community meeting tomorrow night on Ashland preschool

There is a community meeting Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at Atlee Library for the Hanover Montessori, LLC application. The applicant will provide an overview of their Special Exception permit request.

If you are unable to attend the community meeting, please send your questions and/or comments to Brendan McHugh at [email protected].

As with all applications that move forward, there will be additional community engagement opportunities at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearings.

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Join Team Hanover for National Day of Service


Join Team Hanover as we participate in a National Day of Service on Monday, September 11. 

Help us give back to our community and sign up here.

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Nomination deadline approaching for

Jean C. Harris Award for Excellence

Nominations for the Jean C. Harris Award for Excellence are due by Friday, Sept. 8. The award is given to those who demonstrate outstanding contributions related to mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities.

Hanover County Community Services Board established the annual award in honor of long-time board member, community volunteer and advocate Jean Harris, who compassionately dedicated her time and energy to helping those in need. 

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Check your mailbox for the fall 2023 edition of "The Hanover Review"

Check your mailbox! The fall 2023 edition of "The Hanover Review" has been mailed!

"The Hanover Review" is the County's printed newsletter, delivered three times a year to all addresses in the County. It contains information about Hanover County government activities and includes information about Parks and Recreation programs, classes and events.

Read "The Hanover Review" wherever you go by visiting www.hanovercounty.gov.

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Pound it!

With 40 flavors of pound cake, Gimme Pound is bound to have a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth. 

In honor of Black Business Month, we visited Kimberly Fox-Knight, a Hanover native bringing the community together one pound cake at a time.

She makes around 25 cakes a week that are available in stores throughout the area. Learn where to get yours and how to order your dream pound cake by visiting www.gimmepound.com.

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Thank you, volunteers!

Several of our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers received service awards for their outstanding work with children here in Hanover. The Board of Supervisors recognized them at last month's meeting.

CASA is accepting applications for its next training session for those interested in serving on behalf of abused and neglected children. 

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An award-winning staff

Finance and Management Services has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for our FY22 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

The County has received this prestigious award each fiscal year since 1985 and its the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. We could not be more grateful for our hardworking finance team!

Hanover County’s BE WELL Employee Wellness Program has received a Making a Difference Workplace Well-being Award from Aetna.

This award is the culmination of our employees’ desire to live healthier, more active lives and make well-being a priority.

Thank you to our team for creating a happy and healthy work environment!

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Summer's not over yet!

As you enjoy the last few weeks of summer, you may notice these new additions to some of our parks.

Please help us protect our kiddos and refrain from using any tobacco or e-cigarette products while on the property.

The warm weather is here to stay and so is the sun! Take advantage of Hanover County Parks and Recreation's new sunscreen dispensers.

Our parks...

We Want to Hear From You!

What is your favorite park here in Hanover?
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park
Courthouse Park
Hanover Wayside Park
Montpelier Park
North Anna Battlefield Park
Pole Green Park
Poor Farm Park
Taylor Park
Washington Lacy Park

Upcoming Events

Ashland Saturday Soundtracks


102 South Railroad Avenue


09/09/23 4:00pm - 09/09/23 7:00pm US/Eastern
Shop, dine, and play in Downtown Ashland while you enjoy the musical styles of local performers.
I'll Be There!
I Can't Make It
E-waste Recycling Event


Mechanicsville Convenience Center


09/16/23 9:00am - 09/16/23 1:00pm US/Eastern
Recycle monitors, televisions, cell phones and more at Public Works' e-waste recycling event.
I'll Be There!
I Can't Make It

Board of Supervisors Meetings


September 13 at 2 p.m.


September 27 at 6 p.m.

Come Join Team Hanover!

We want to work alongside you on Team Hanover!

  • Deputy Director of Public Works

  • Family Services Specialist - DSS

  • IT Systems Engineer - GIS

  • Law Clerk - Circuit Court

For more opportunities in Hanover County, visit www.hanovercountyjobs.com.

Hanover County's e-Newsletter

September 5, 2023

Hanover County Communications and Community Engagement

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