January 23, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Take a moment to learn what your County Government accomplished during 2022 and what's in store for our community in 2023!



Our County Administrator, Carol Steele, presents her first "State of the County" address!


Survey Launched to Gauge Citizen Priorities Available Until Feb. 2


As the County enters a new year, Gloucester County is interested in receiving citizen input as its Board of Supervisors begins to prioritize strategic initiatives for 2023 and beyond.


The survey, which only takes a minute or two to complete, asks citizens to rank a set of nine priorities from what is most important to least important to them. The survey also provides an opportunity for citizens to list additional priorities that may not already be included in the survey.


“We hope to use this data to present to the Board of Supervisors during its annual retreat later this month,” said Carol Steele, Gloucester’s County Administrator. “Ultimately, we would like the board to have a first-hand look into the priorities that are near and dear to the hearts of our 

citizens.”


The survey asks participants to rank priorities such as maintaining the rural character of Gloucester, address housing needs, maintaining/enhancing infrastructure, and more.


To participate in the survey, click here.

It can be difficult on all of us hearing the barrage of seemingly-bad news in our news feeds daily, while dealing with our own struggles at work or at home.


This is a reminder for those suffering mental health or substance abuse crises: You can utilize our COPE (Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies) counseling line. It is a 24 hour-a-day telephone hotline and warm line. Information and referral services staffed by trained personnel are available. Call 1-800-542-2673.

Gloucester County Continues to Request Citizen Input on Several Topics


Gloucester County has launched a new digital community engagement site to inform and engage residents about current and upcoming plans and initiatives. The County is requesting citizen input regarding potential changes to the County’s zoning ordinance and on how to improve and enhance existing opioid recovery programs.


To participate in the current surveys regarding Zoning or the Opioid Crisis, click on the images above. For more information regarding the citizen engagement tool, contact Gloucester’s Community Engagement & Public Information Department, at qsheppard@gloucesterva.info or 804-693-5730, or Deputy County Administrator Steve Wright, at swright@gloucesterva.info or 804-693-4042.

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