July 15, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester Launches the “BEE Alert” Notification System
 
Gloucester County Emergency Management has launched a new emergency notification service for citizens called the “BEE Alert.” All citizens must manually register to receive emergency notifications even if they are already registered with the old system, CodeRED. Data from CodeRED will not automatically be transferred over to the new system, which uses Everbridge technology. While registration for BEE Alert will be ongoing, citizens are asked to register as soon as possible to avoid missing any emergency notifications.



Congratulations to Allison Farley, winner of the LOVEwork Mural Design Contest!

Thank you to all of the talented artists who entered Clean Community’s LOVEwork Mural contest!

We are in awe of the amazing artwork we received! It was difficult to pick just one. Check back on the Gloucester County, Virginia Government and Visit Gloucester Virginia Facebook pages for updates on the project and the big reveal!

Bee City Committee Holds its First Meeting

The Bee City Committee of Gloucester County met for the first-time July 14. This vibrant group of educated and concerned citizens is excited to teach the public ways to provide healthy habitats to native pollinators, with the need for native plants and less pesticides. In hopes to become established as a Bee City affiliate in the near future, they look forward to having events and outlets that will show our community the need for these vital pollinators in Gloucester.

The Committee’s members range from Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Retired Educators and Beekeepers that all have so much knowledge to share about pollinators! For more information, contact the Clean Community Coordinator at 804-693-5370 or email at cleancommunity@gloucesterva.info.

Committee members from left are Susan Walton, Alexis Powell, Henry “Hurricane” Thompson, Chris Conley, LeeAnn Rigau, Beverly Holmberg, Sandy Pace and Rose Sullivan.

County seeks volunteers for local committees
 
There are several volunteer opportunities available for Gloucester residents interested in serving their community. Gloucester County is looking for citizens to serve on several local committees, as there are multiple vacancies and not enough people to fill them.
 
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors regularly seeks citizens on these board-appointed groups that advise and assist the governing body with many aspects of County government.
 
Currently, there are openings for residents who wish to serve on the following board and commissions: Historical Committee (Petsworth and Ware District), Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (Gloucester Point District), Library Board of Trustees (Abingdon District) and the Clean & Green Committee (countywide).
 
The Clean & Green Committee, which is relatively new, advises the Board of Supervisors on matters affecting the quality of the local environment. The Committee will research, analyze, and propose methods for Gloucester County to promote and implement science-based sustainable methods and practices within the County, including but not limited to current infrastructure, future development, green energy, litter prevention, solid waste management and recycling, beautification, and natural resource protection. 
 
If interested in becoming involved in local government and helping to serve the community, consider submitting your information to the Gloucester County Volunteer Board Bank, which provides members of the board of supervisors with the names and background information of interested citizens. To do so, visit www.gloucesterva.info (click on Board of Supervisors / Boards and Commissions); or call the County’s Community Engagement and Public Information office at 804-693-5730. 

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will replay some of its posts on well water management in preparation for its upcoming well water clinic (see the flyer at right) This week, they’ll discuss the first five of ten tips for managing your private well water supply.

LIBRARY NEWS
The Library Wants Your Input!

The lease between Gloucester County and Main Street Preservation Trust has been extended through 2034. The lessor will provide $200,000 for building improvements. This is exciting news!

Help us plan for the future! We need new paint and carpet. BUT what would you like to see?

Submit your suggestions over the phone at
804-693-2998 or via e-mail - Library.Questions@gloucesterva.info
throughout the month of July.
For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
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