May 20, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Carol Steele Named County Administrator

Carol Steele has been named Gloucester's new County Administrator! The announcement was made following a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday night. Steele has been serving as Acting County Administrator since April 2021.

To view the full press release, click here.
Visitors From Across the Country Visit Main Street

On Monday, Gloucester's Board of Supervisors Chairman, Dr. JJ Orth, addressed professionals from all across the country inside the historic court circle. He, along with County Administrator Carol Steele and Museums Coordinator Robert Kelly welcomed the group as they toured Main Street.

The 2022 Main Street Now Conference is being held this week in Richmond, and a bus full of attendees chose to visit Gloucester to see how Gloucester Main Street has been implementing the Main Street approach to revitalize our historic downtown district.

An Important Message for Utilities Customers

In an effort to assist customers with delinquent account balances, Gloucester County Public Utilities recently adjusted the balances owed on those accounts by removing any Late Penalties greater than 10% of the charges for water and/or sanitary sewer service. Those adjustments are reflected in the water/sewer bills mailed in May 2022.

If an adjusted account balance is a credit, future monthly charges for service will be deducted from the remaining balance each month. A customer who still has a delinquent balance on their account, and has not signed up for a repayment plan, must request a repayment plan on or before June 20, 2022, to avoid interruption of service when Public Utilities resumes disconnecting service for delinquent balances. 

To access the fillable PDF COVID Relief Application, VISIT HERE.

Public Utilities anticipates resuming service disconnections for delinquent accounts without repayment plans on July 19, 2022. If your service is interrupted because of a delinquent balance, the entire balance, current and delinquent, must be paid before service can be restored.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions about the above, please contact Public Utilities Customer Service at (804) 693-4044 for assistance.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism summer registration started Monday, May 16 for Gloucester residents. There are park programs, summer camps, exercise classes and more! Check out for our full program listing and to find your summer activities!
Activities Announced for the Week of May 20, 2022

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Agility 102 for dogs. It will be held on Sunday, May 29 from 3-4 pm at Abingdon Park. The fee is $46 and the deadline to register is May 22.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Adult Dog Training, for dogs age 9 months and older, on Wednesdays, June 1 through July 6 from 5-6 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge. The fee is $169.00 and the deadline to register is May 25.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Sunset Paddle from 8-10 pm on Saturday, June 4 at Beaverdam Park. There are two options; bring your kayak, paddle and pfd for $5 or rent a park kayak, paddle and pfd for $15. The deadline is May 28. 
Parks, Recreation & Tourism and the Department of Wildlife Resources are sponsoring Free Fishing Day for Kids on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Smith Shelter. The program is free, includes lunch and the deadline for the required pre-register is May 28. Note: Fishing is free across the state for everyone on this day. If adults are interested in fishing, Beaverdam has a limited number of fishing poles for rent. Call the park at 804-693-2107 to reserve.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Scentwork for dogs on Sunday, June 5 from 4-5 pm on the Ark Park field hockey field. The fee is $46 and the deadline to register is May 29.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Pack Walk for dogs on Sunday, May 29 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Memorial Walk at Woodville Park. The fee is $46 and the deadline to register is May 22.
Remember pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information on these and other activities, call PRT at 804-693-2355, email or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit

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