November 12, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Treasurer’s Office Once Again Recognized for Achieving Accreditation

The Gloucester County Treasurer’s office has again received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV).

"I am very proud that the Treasurer's Office has once again been recognized by the Treasurers' Association of Virginia as an accredited office,” said Gloucester Treasurer Tara Thomas. “Our office first achieved this in 2003, and we have been recognized every year since then. It is tangible recognition of the effort put forth each and every day by the Treasurer's Office staff members and myself to serve the citizens of Gloucester County."

As part of the accreditation process, offices must successfully pass an outside audit with no findings of material weakness. The rigorous accreditation process also requires proof of continuing education such as attendance of an ethics course by the treasurer (or a principal officer) and educational requirements for all staff. Accredited offices are required to have written policies in place addressing areas such as personnel, customer service and delinquent collections.

To read more, visit here.
Good news for those who utilize the Deep Point Boat Landing at Harcum!

Thanks to a long-awaited solution and partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, the road leading to the landing is being repaired and paved this week.

The landing was closed Tuesday and Wednesday and remains closed today while the road is being repaired and paved.

Unemployment Rate in Gloucester Continues to Decline

Gloucester County recently received the September unemployment numbers and great news, Gloucester continues to rebound from COVID-19! The September unemployment rate was 2.9%, down from 3.2% in August. There were 608 unemployed in August versus 527 in September. In comparison, the County had a low unemployment rate of 2.5% in February 2020 prior to COVID-19 and a high unemployment rate of 10.2% in April 2020.

Gloucester’s unemployment rate for September continued to be below the Hampton Roads unemployment rate of 3.8% and the State of Virginia’s unemployment rate at 3.2%.  
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Activities Announced

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Winter Registration begins on Monday, November 15 at 8:00 am. Please visit our registration website at to see the full winter schedule.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Night Bike at Beaverdam Park on Friday, November 19 from 5:15-7:30 pm on the multi-use trail. You must have at least an 800 lumen headlight and handlebar lights. It's roughly a 5 to 6 mile ride. The fee is $3 and the deadline is November 15.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring BINGO for ages 55 and over at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 17 in the Whitcomb Lodge. The fee is $10 per person and the deadline to register is November 12.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring The Full Hike at Beaverdam Park on Saturday, November 27. Meet at Beaverdam Park’s Main Entrance (8687 Roaring Springs Road) at 9:00 am. You will be shuttled to the Fary’s Mill Road Park Entrance where you will hike the 9.5 miles back to the main entrance. THIS IS A SELF GUIDED HIKE. The fee is $5 and the deadline to register is November 20. Pre-registration is required.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Fall Birding Paddle on Saturday, November 13 from 8:00 -10:00 am at Beaverdam Park. A Park Ranger will lead this paddle. Join us with YOUR kayak, paddles for $5.00 or rent ours for $15.00. The deadline to register is November 12.

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

Rappahannock Community College to Host Virtual Information Session for High School Seniors on Monday

Rapphannock Community College is hosting a college information session for high school seniors. The event will be held via Zoom on Monday, November 15th, from 6-7pm. A variety of college personnel, including deans, faculty, and navigators will be on hand for questions and information. Students are encouraged to complete this survey in advance: to ensure topics are covered that matter to you. For more information, call 804-333-6730.

Gloucester County is recruiting for various positions!

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit
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