welcome community charlottesville virginia
community
Q&A

alan
goffinski
Charlottesville residents find plenty of creative outlets at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, a place where people can share experiences and find connections through the arts. Located at 209 Monticello Road in the city’s Belmont neighborhood, The Bridge offers people of all ages from all backgrounds a chance to take part in arts-related activities. Visitors can browse visual art exhibits in the gallery, watch documentaries, catch concerts of cutting-edge electronic music or see local improv comedy troupes’ performances. Folks who prefer to participate can find a packed calendar of workshops and other events, and open-mic nights attract poets, spoken-word artists, singers, comics and dancers. The Bridge gives people a place to process social issues and current events, explore other viewpoints and learn more about where Charlottesville stands and where it is headed — all through the lens of creative arts. Alan Goffinski, executive director of The Bridge, shared a few facets of the organization’s mission.
What do you wish people knew about The Bridge and its offerings to connect the Charlottesville community with the arts?
The Bridge’s mission is to bridge diverse communities through the arts. To that end, we are both a community and an arts organization. We believe our biggest asset is the brilliant creative community that surrounds us. By placing relationships with people and other organizations at the forefront of what we do, we are able to stay acutely responsive to the creative whims of Charlottesville — everything from murals to storytelling to creative activism. By valuing, equipping and empowering creative people in Charlottesville, we are able to make the most of our resources and have the deepest and broadest impact possible. Charlottesville has a lot of big, strange and beautiful ideas. We try to say yes to as many of them as we can.
What keeps you excited about working in the arts? And in Charlottesville?
The arts scene in Charlottesville is a real creative laboratory. The way current national events have intersection with Charlottesville has placed our city in a unique place to be able to have conversations about issues that many small U.S. cities are not as well positioned to engage. And there is no better tool for communicating big ideas in powerful ways than the arts. Photography, portraiture, sculpture, music, theater, murals, dance and more — Charlottesville has seen all these mediums speak truth to power, affirm the dignity and worth of communities, and enable individuals to find beauty in their identities. As a former social worker, this is what’s exciting to me about about art in Charlottesville — I see it transforming lives, and I see the inspiring change rippling beyond our own city!
How important is it to make visual arts accessible to every one in this day and time? How can visual arts help us explore important ideas an d issues today?
Humanity’s earliest known cave paintings are over 35,000 years old. Agriculture is only 10,000 years old. This would seem to indicate that art is more important to people than food! Expression is at the core of what it means to be human. These cave paintings demonstrate that we are social creatures who use art to communicate to others (and ourselves) big ideas and higher-order thought. It’s a defining characteristic of the human species. I believe that art connects us to transcendental realities. To the degree that a society overlooks the value of this, it ignores our fundamental compulsions and forsakes its own future.
Is there a typical person who drops by The Bridge?
No! That’s the point! We’re trying to make connection. We’re trying to spotlight diverse ideas. We’re hoping that each person is exposed to something new. For us, the concept of “diversity” is wide enough to include all different cultures, creative mediums, ages and even different comfort levels in regards to experiencing art. We work hard to reach out to people who might not even know they would like an art experience. This means that our organization regularly extends beyond the four walls of our community gallery. Our gallery is an indispensable venue for creative endeavors, but with efforts like the Charlottesville Mural Project, smART KIDS youth program, and our efforts to connect to communities throughout the city, our reach really is inclusive of everyone in Charlottesville.
If you were to draw, paint or create a portrait of Charlottesville, what might the finished product look like?
Quite frankly, I believe anyone trying to paint this portrait would never finish. The masterpiece of Charlottesville is constantly evolving! Charlottesville’s collective ideas on everything are rapidly changing. We’re learning! We’re growing! A few years back, the legendary musician Brian Eno wrote a piece of music called “Reflection” that was actually a never-ending, generative webbased composition. Essentially, the song keeps writing itself. This is the closest I can get to imagining a portrait of Charlottesville. To learn more about The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, visit thebridgepai.org or dial (434) 218-2060.
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charlottesville
  • elected officials
    • Nikuyah Walker, mayor
      434.970.3113
      mwalker@charlottesville.org
    • Heather Hill, vice-mayor
      434.970.3113
      hhill@charlottesville.org
    • Mike Signer
      434.970.3113
      msigner@charlottesville.org
    • Wes Bellamy
      434.284.3520
      wbellamy@charlottesville.org
    • Kathy Galvin
      434.249.6404
      kgalvin@charlottesville.org
  • constitutional officials
    • Circuit Court Clerk
      Llezelle A. Dugger
      434.970.3766
    • Commissioner of Revenue
      Todd D. Divers
      434.970.3160
    • Commonwealth’s Attorney
      Joseph D. Platania
      434.970.3176
    • Sheriff
      James E. Brown III
      434.970.3777
    • Treasurer
      Jason Vandever
      434.970.3146
  • administrators
    • City Manager
      Dr. Tarron J. Richardson
      434.970.3101
    • School Superintendent
      Rosa S. Atkins
      434.245.2400
    • Acting City Attorney
      John C. Blair, II
      434.970.3131
    • General District Court Clerk
      Mary Trimble
      434.970.3388
    • Health Director
      Dr. Denise Bonds
      434.972.6219
    • Library Director
      David Plunkett
      434.979.7151
    • Director of Neighborhood Development Services
      Alex Ikefuna
      434.970.3182
    • Police Chief
      RaShall M. Brackney
      434.970.3289
    • Human Services Director
      Kaki Dimock
      434.970.3252
    • Zoning Administrator
      Read Brodhead
      434.970.3182
    • Economic Development Director
      Chris Engel
      434.972.3111
  • useful information
    • neigborhood development services

        Among other duties, the department is responsible for processing building permits, tenant complaints about substandard buildings and overgrown weeds on private property. (434) 970-3182.

    • dog tags

        City code requires all dogs 4 months and older wear a dog tag, which can be purchased at the treasurer’s office. Beginning in 2018, the City only issues lifetime dog tags for a cost of $10. The tag is valid for the life of the dog as long as a valid rabies vaccination is maintained. (434) 970-3146.

    • emergency

        Dial 9-1-1.

    • leaf collection

        Plastic bags and collection schedules are delivered mid-October to city homes for fall and winter leaf pickup in November, December and January. Bags at curbside each weekend will be picked up that week and loose leaves raked to the curb will be picked up twice per season. Trash, grass clippings, sticks or branches should not be put inside the bags. (434) 970-3830.

    • trash collection

        The city collects garbage weekly for a fee. The charge for trash stickers is $2.10 for a 32-gallon bag or a can weighing no more than 50 pounds or $1.05 for a 13-gallon bag or a can weighing no more than 25 pounds. Stickers are available at many grocery and convenience stores and at City Hall. City Hall also offers 32-, 50-, 64- and 96-gallon annual decals for $94.50, $147, $189 and $283.50, prorated quarterly. There is no charge for bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclable materials. Glass, metal, some plastics, cardboard, newspaper, magazines, catalogs and aluminum or tin cans can be recycled. Phone books, file stock and mixed paper can be taken to the McIntire Recycling Center at 611 McIntire Road.

    • voter registration

        Register in person at the registrar’s office on the first floor of the City Hall Annex, by mail or at various government and community offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles on U.S. 250 on Pantops Mountain. Rosanna Bencoach, registrar: (434) 970-3250.

    • waste disposal

        City residents can dispose of waste at the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Material Utilization Center on Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) south of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County. Fees are charged by the ton: household trash, $66 per ton; vegetative material, $48 per ton; non-Freon appliances, $105 per ton; wooden pallets, $48 per ton; clean fill material, $10 per ton. The service fee for Albemarle County residents is $1 per trip or ticket. Non-county residents and businesses are required to pay a $10 service fee. Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. (434) 295-3306. For city pickup of large household items and limbs, residents must pay $35 for the first pickup, $50 for the second and $100 for subsequent pickups during a 365-day period, counted from the date of first purchase. The fee is non-refundable. Schedule several weeks in advance by calling (434) 970-3830.

    • website
  • meetings
    • city council

        7 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month in the council chambers at City Hall. Meetings are broadcast over Comcast Cable Channel 10.

    • planning commission

        5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month in the council chambers at City Hall.

    • school board

        5 p.m. first Thursday of the month in the media center at Charlottesville High School.

    • board of zoning appeals

        4 p.m. third Thursday of the month at City Hall.

    • board of architectural review

        5 p.m. third Tuesday of the month in the council chambers at City Hall.


albemarle
  • elected officials
    • Diantha McKeel
      Jack Jouett District
      434.296.4931
    • Liz Palmer
      Samuel Miller District
      434.964.7876
    • Rick Randolph
      Scottsville District
      434.296.5843
    • Norman Dill
      Rivanna District
      434.989.0022
    • Ann H. Mallek
      Chairwoman, White Hall District
      434.978.1150
    • Ned L. Gallaway
      Rio District
      434.326.3834
  • constitutional officers
    • Circuit Court Clerk
      Jon R. Zug
      434.972.4083
    • Commonwealth’s Attorney
      Robert Tracci
      434.972.4072
    • Sheriff
      J.E. “Chip” Harding
      434.972.4001
  • administrators
    • County Executive
      Jeff Richardson
      434.296.5841
    • School Superintendent
      Matthew Haas
      434.296.5826
    • County Attorney
      Greg Kamptner
      434.972.4067
    • Planning Director
      Andrew Gast-Bray
      434.296.5832
    • CFO
      William Letteriy
      434.296.5855
    • County Assessor
      Peter Lynch
      434.296.5856
    • Community Development Director
      Mark Graham
      434.296.5832
    • General District Court Clerk
      Crystal L. Byers
      434.970.4004
    • Health Director
      Dr. Denise Bonds
      434.972.6200
    • Police Chief
      Ron Lantz
      434.296.5807
    • Social Services Director
      Phyllis Savides
      434.970.4010
    • Zoning Administrator
      Bart Svoboda
      434.296.5832
    • Transportation Planner
      Kevin McDermott
      434.296.5832
  • useful information
    • dog tags

        All dogs in Albemarle County must have a dog license after their first rabies shot. A puppy needs to have his or hers first rabies shot at the age of four months. Dog licenses go on sale Nov. 1 of every year. Licenses must be purchased by Jan. 31 of the following year. One-, two- and three-year tags are available. Fees: $10 per year, if not spayed or neutered; $5 per year, if spayed or neutered. Licenses can be purchased at the County Office Building-McIntire, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA or the Scottsville Town Administrator. Call the SPCA at (434) 973-5959 or animal control at (434) 977-9041 to file a report of a lost dog.

    • waste disposal

        Private haulers, businesses and residents can bring non-hazardous waste to the Ivy Material Utilization Center on Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) south of Interstate 64. Open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There is a $6 minimum fee charged per ticket and a $1 service fee for Albemarle residents. Per-ton tipping fees: municipal solid waste and construction/demolition debris, $66; clean fill material, $10; grindable vegetative material, $48; pallets, $48. Per-item tipping fees: non-Freon appliances, $9; Freon appliances, $17; passenger tires, off-rim, $6; passenger tires, on-rim, $13; truck tires, off-rim, $17; truck tires, on-rim, $33. Mulch is available at $30/ton. (434) 295-3306.

    • voter registration

        Registrar’s office is at the County Office Building at 1600 Fifth St. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Jake Washburne, registrar, (434) 972-4173

    • water and sewer

        The Albemarle County Service Authority provides public water service. (434) 977-4511.

    • website
  • meetings
    • board of supervisors

        p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month at the County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road. (434) 296-5843.

    • planning commission

        6 p.m. Tuesdays at the County Office Building-McIntire. (434) 296-5832.

    • school board

        6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the County Office Building-McIntire. (434) 296-5826.

    • board of zoning appeals

        2 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at the County Office Building-McIntire. Call ahead to check schedule or visit albemarle.org. (434) 296-5832

  • town of scottsville
    • town council
      • Nancy E. Gill
        Mayor
        434.987.1620
      • Zachary P. Bullock
        434.989.6396
      • R. Daniel Gritsko
        434.286.9286
      • Eddie Payne
        434.806.6226
      • Stuart Munson
        434.960.8727
      • Joshua M. Peck
        434.960.0223
      • Laura C. Mellusi
        434.286.3803
    • administrators
      • Town Administrator
        Matt Lawless
        434.286.9267
      • Town Clerk
        Thomas Unsworth
        434.286.9267

    buckingham
    • elected officials
      • Robert “Bobby” Jones
        Chairman, District 1
      • Danny R. Allen
        Vice Chairman, District 7
        434.983.1330
      • Donnie Bryan
        District 2
        434.983.6696
      • Don Matthews
        District 3
      • Morgan Dunnavant
        District 4
      • Harry W. Bryant
        District 5
      • Joe Chambers
        District 6
        434.983.2298
    • consitutional officers
      • Circuit Court Clerk
        Justin D. Midkiff
        434.969.4734
      • Commissioner of Revenue
        Stephanie D. Love
        434.969.4972
      • Commonwealth’s Attorney
        E.M. Wright Jr
        434.969.4910
      • Sheriff
        W.G. “Billy” Kidd Jr.
        434.969.1772
      • Treasurer
        Christy L. Christian
        434.969.4744
    • administrators
      • County Administrator
        Rebecca S. Carter
        434.969.4242
      • Schools Superintendent
        Dr. Daisy Hicks
        434.969.6100
      • Building Inspector
        Thomas W. “Tommy” Ranson
        434.969.4243
      • Commonwealth's attorney
        E.M. Wright Jr.
        434.969.4910
      • General District Court Clerk
        Dana Lynn Franklin
        434.969.4755
      • Health Director
        Dr. H. Robert Nash
        434.392.3984, ext. 131
      • Library Director
        Rick Ewing
        434.392.6924 x102
      • Social Dervices Director
        Stephanie Coleman
        434.969.4246
      • Zoning Administrator
        Sheryl T. Edmondston
        434.969.4242
    • useful information
      • dog tags

          $3 per tag; required by Feb. 1 of each year. Purchase at the treasurer’s office.

      • landfill

          Residential garbage can be taken to sites on U.S. 15 in Arvonia; U.S. 15 in Dillwyn; Route 655; Route 600; and Route 56, which is not full-service. Residents must have a sticker from the county to use these facilities. (434) 969-4242.

      • voter registration

          13360 W. James Anderson Highway in Buckingham. Margaret Thomas, registrar, (434) 969-4304.

      • utilities

          Mike Markley, utilities director, (434) 969-5021

      • website
    • meetings
      • board of supervisors

          6 p.m. second Monday of the month at the Buckingham County Administration Building, 13380 West James Anderson Hwy.

      • school board

          Various times on the second Wednesday of the month in the Window Room at the Career and Technical Education Center on U.S. 60.

      • planning commission

          7 p.m. fourth Monday of the month at the Buckingham County Administration Building. 13380 West James Anderson Hwy.

      • board of zoning appeals

          Held at the Buckingham County Administration Building when called by the Planning Commission. 13380 West James Anderson Hwy.

    • town of dillwyn
      • town council
        • Linda V. Paige
          Mayor
          434.983.3307
        • Karen Sue Moss
          Vice Mayor
          434.808.4378
        • Tora L. Jones
          434.906-9700
        • Sharon Baker
          434.983.3297
        • Ossie J. Harris III
          434.983.3451
        • James E. Tyree
          434.983.6185
        • Gilbert W. Reams
          434.607.0737
      • administrators
        • Town clerk and Treasurer
          Loretta Reams
          available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 434.983.2076.
fluvanna
  • elected officials
    • John M. Sheridan
      Chairman, Columbia District
      434.906.2133
    • Mozell H. Booker
      Vice Chairwoman, Fork Union District
      434.842.3311
    • Patricia B. Eager
      Palmyra District
      434.295.2194
    • Tony O’Brien
      Rivanna District
      434.242.1659
    • Donald Weaver
      Cunningham District
      434.286.2687
  • constitutional officers
    • Circuit Court Clerk
      Tristana Treadway
      434.591.1970, ext. 1042
    • Commissioner of Revenue
      Andrew M. “Mel” Sheridan
      434.591.1940, ext. 1074.
    • Commonwealth’s Attorney
      Jeff W. Haislip
      434.591.1985, ext. 1109
    • Sheriff
      Eric Hess
      434.589.8211
    • Treasurer
      Linda H. Lenherr
      434.591.1945, ext. 1046
  • administrators
    • County Administrator
      Eric M. Dahl
      434.591-1910, ext. 1058
    • School Superintendent
      Chuck Winkler
      434.591.1940, ext. 1074.
    • Building Inspector
      Johnny Vaughan
      434.591.1935, ext. 1057
    • Commonwealth's Attorney
      Jeff Haislip
      434.591.1985, ext. 1109
    • General District Court Clerk
      Kim Warner
      434.591.1980
    • Health Director
      Dr. Denise Bonds
      434.591.1960
    • Library Director
      Cyndi Hoffman
      434.589.1400
    • Planning Director
      Douglas Miles
      434.591.1910, ext. 1060
    • Social Services Director
      Kim Mabe
      434.842.8221
  • useful information
    • dog tags

        Purchase from the treasurer’s office. Tags expire Jan. 31. Fees: Spayed or neutered, $4; all others, $8. Kennel tag rates available for $40 for as many as 20 dogs and $50 for as many as 50 dogs. (434) 591-1945.

    • landfill convenience center

        11206 W. River Road (Route 6), one mile south of Route 649 near Fork Union. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for residential use. Household trash disposal is $57 per ton with an $8 minimum fee. Special fees apply to appliances and tires. Various materials are accepted for free recycling. (434) 842-3198.

    • voter registration

        211 Main St., Palmyra. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Joyce Pace, registrar, (434) 589-3593.

    • water and sewer

        Fork Union Sanitary District, Willis Thomas, supervisor, (434) 842-5310. Palmyra Area Wastewater Treatment Plant, Roger Smith, supervisor, (434) 842-5310.

    • website

        fluvannacounty.org

  • meetings
    • board of surpervisors

        4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month and 7 p.m. third Wednesday at the courts building in Palmyra

    • school board

        6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of the month in the auditorium at the School Board Office.

    • planning commission

        7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month at the courts building in Palmyra.

    • board of zoning appeals

        7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, as needed, at the administration building.


greene
  • elected officials
    • A. Michelle Flynn
      Chairwoman, Ruckersville District
      434.989.4720
    • Dale R. Herring
      At Large
      434.842.3311
    • Bill Martin
      Vice Chairman, Stanardsville District
      434.985.7249
    • David Cox
      Monroe District
      434.960.3653
    • Marie C. Durrer
      Midway District
      434.531.3472
  • constitutional officers
    • Circuit Court Clerk
      Brenda M. Compton
      434.985.5208
    • Commissioner of Revenue
      Larry V. Snow
      434.985.5211
    • Commonwealth’s Attorney
      Matthew Hardin
      434.985.5212
    • Sheriff
      Steven S. Smith
      434.985.2222
    • Treasurer
      Stephanie A. Deal
      434.985.1456
  • administrators
    • County Administrator
      Mark Taylor
      434.985.5201
    • School Superintendent
      Andrea Whitmarsh
      434.939.9000
    • Building Official
      Stephen P. Borders
      434.985.5204
    • County Attorney
      Deal & Lacheney P.C
      434.979.8144
    • General District Court Clerk
      Amber Knight
      434.985.5224
    • Health Director
      Dr. Denise Bonds
      434.972.6200
    • Library Director
      David Plunkett
      434.979-7151, ext. 6670
    • Zoning Administrator
      Jim Frydl
      434.985-5282
    • Social Services Director
      James Howard
      434.985-5246
  • useful information
    • dog tags

        Single dog tags are $10, $5 for neutered pets. Purchase at the treasurer’s office. Kennel tags also available: $30 for up to nine dogs; $40 for 10 to 20; $50 for 20 or more. All tags and kennel licenses must be renewed by Jan. 31.

    • landfill

        358 Mays Road. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The recycling center, open the same hours, is next to the landfill. The center accepts plastics types 1 and 2, glass containers, mixed waste paper, white office paper and metal cans. The center also accepts off-rim tires. $3 per car tire, $10 per truck tire off rim and $20 per tractor tire off rim. (434) 985-5215

    • voter registration

        32 Stanard St. Jennifer Lewis-Fowler is the registrar, (434) 985-5213.

    • water and sewer

        Rapidan Service Authority, (434) 985-7811

    • website

        greencountyva.gov

  • meetings
    • board of surpervisors

        7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the meeting room of the County Administration Building, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville. Executive sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

    • school board

        7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month in the County Administration Building.

    • planning commission

        6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month in the County Administration Building.

    • board of zoning appeals

        7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month in the County Administration Building.

  • town of stanardsville
    • town council
      • Gary E. Lowe
        Mayor
        434.985.8615
      • Richard N. Early
        434.985.2642
      • Jon P. Newton
        434.985.6785
      • Doris R. Swenson
        434.985.9620
      • Jennifer Ziros
        540.229.1785

  • louisa
    • elected officials
      • Troy Wade
        Chairman, Louisa District
        434.466-8349
      • Duane Adams
        Mineral District
        540.894.3149
      • Tommy Barlow
        Mountain Road District
        804.556.4656
      • Fitzgerald A. Barnes
        Patrick Henry District
        434.966.8534
      • Willie L. Gentry Jr
        Cuckoo District
        540.894.4751
      • Robert Babyok
        Green Springs District
        301.351.9910
      • Toni Williams
        Vice Chairman, Jackson District
        540.894.7590
    • constitutional officers
      • Circuit Court Clerk
        Patty Madison
        540.967.5312
      • Commissioner of Revenue
        Stacey C. Fletcher
        540.967.3432
      • Commonwealth’s Attorney
        Rusty E. McGuire
        540.967.2205
      • Sheriff
        Ashland Fortune
        540.967.4589
      • Treasurer
        Henry B. Wash
        540.967.3435
    • administrators
      • County Administrator
        Christian Goodwin
        540.967.0401
      • School Superintendent
        J. Douglas Straley
        540.894.5115
      • Building Official
        Paul Snyder
        540.967.3430
      • Community Development Director
        Robert Gardner
        540.967.3430
      • Interim County Attorney
        Angela Daniels
        540.967.4591
    • General District Court Clerk
      Brandy S. Alexander
      540.967.5330
    • Health Director
      Dr. Denise Bonds
      434.972.6200
    • Library Director
      Ophelia Payne
      540.894.5853
    • Human Services Director
      Janice Allen
      540.967.1320
  • useful information
    • dog tags

        $4 if dog is spayed or neutered; $10 if not. Available at the treasurer’s office. Due Jan. 31. Certificate of rabies vaccination required.

    • landfill

        807 Moorefield Road in Mineral. Accepts trash and recycling from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. There also are refuse and recycling collection sites throughout the county. (540) 894-5390.

    • voter registration

        In the County Office Building at 1 Woolfolk Ave. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cristy E. Watkins, registrar, (540) 967-3427.

    • water and sewer

        Louisa County Water Authority, (540) 967-1122

    • website
  • meetings
    • board of surpervisors

        6 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month in the County Office Building’s public meeting room. Public hearings begin at 7 p.m.

    • school board

        7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at the Louisa County Public Schools Central Office Administration Building.

    • planning commission

        7 p.m. second Thursday of the month in the County Office Building’s public meeting room.

    • board of zoning appeals

        7 p.m. third Wednesday of the month in the County Office Building’s public meeting room.

  • town of louisa
    • town council
      • Garland Nuckols
        Mayor
        540.967.2068
      • Daniel Carter
        540.967.1319
      • Bud Dulaney
        540.967.4844
      • Jessica J. Lassiter
        vice mayor
        571.345.4959
      • James S. Artz
        540.967.1400
      • John J. Purcell
        540.967.5425
    • administrators
      • Town Manager
        Tim Filer
        540.967.1400
      • Town Manager
        Liz Nelson
        540.967.1400
      • Clerk/Treasurer
        Jessica M. Ellis
        540.967.1400
  • town of mineral
    • town council
      • Pamela R. Harlowe
        Mayor
        540.894.4916
      • Michael S. Warlick
        vice mayor
        540.894.5998
      • Ed Jarvis
        540.894.5100
      • Roy “Snake” McGehee
        540.894.5771
      • Doswell S. “Tex” Pierce
        540.894.5728
      • Lewis Keller
        540.894.5100
      • William G. Thomas
        540.894.0910
    • administrators
      • Town Manager
        Ti-Lea Downing
        540.894.5100
      • Clerk/Treasurer
        Lisa Yates
        540.894.5100
  • madison
    • elected officials
      • R. Clay Jackson
        Chairman
        703.772.5132
      • Jonathon Weakley
        Vice Chairman
        540.718.2806
      • Amber Foster
        434.806.1512
      • Charlottes Hoffman
        540.948.4605
      • Kevin McGhee
        540.948.5716
    • constitutional officers
      • Circuit Court Clerk
        Leeta D. Louk
        540.948.6888
      • Commissioner of Revenue
        Brian Daniel
        540.948.4421
      • Commonwealth’s Attorney
        Clarissa Berry
        540.978.7000
      • Sheriff
        Erik J. Weaver
        540.948.5161
      • Treasurer
        Stephanie Murray
        540.948.4409
    • administrators
      • County Administrator
        Jack Hobbs
        540.948.7500, ext. 100
      • School Superintendent
        Anna Grahman
        540.948.5395
      • Building Official
        Wes Smith
        540.948.6102, ext. 2
      • County Attorney
        Sean Gregg
        540.672.7070
      • General District Court Clerk
        Wendy Shifflette-Gallihugh
        540.948.4657
      • Health Director
        Dr. Wade E. Kartchner
        540.948.5481
      • Library Director
        Bonnie Utz
        540.948.4720
      • Social Services Director
        Valerie Ward
        540.948.5521
      • Zoning Administrator
        Carol Davis
        540.948.7599
      • Tourism Director (Chamber of Commerce)
        Tracey Gardener
        540.948.4455
      • useful information
        • dog tags

            Fee is $10 per dog for a lifetime license. All dogs must have a tag when they are four months old. Tags can be requested by mail and are available at the treasurer’s office, which can be reached at (540) 948-4409.

        • landfill

            The waste transfer station and recycling center is at 4592 Shelby Road. The landfill is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Closed Wednesday, Sunday and holidays. County residents entering the transfer station with household trash must display a hang tag, which is provided for county taxpayers. Single-stream recycling is available at the landfill. Other trash is charged a fee. (540) 948.3938.

        • voter registration

            302 Thrift Road. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lauren Y. Eanes, registar, (540) 948.6533.

        • water and sewer

            Rapidan Service Authority is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be contacted at (800) 468.1049 or (434) 985.7811 after hours.

      • meetings
        • board of surpervisors

            4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month and 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month at the county auditorium at 414 N. Main St.

        • school board

            7 p.m. second Monday of the month at the School Board office. (540) 948.3780.

        • planning commission

            7 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month at the county auditorium.

        • board of zoning appeals

            Meeting are set as applications are submitted.

      • town of madison
        • town council
          • William L. Lamar
            Mayor
            540.948.6717
          • Nancy H Knighting
            Vice Mayor
            540.948.7031
          • Alma Ayers
            540.948.6532
          • Charles Carter
            540.948.4071
          • William N. Payne
            540.948.3202
      nelson
      • elected officials
        • Thomas H. Bruguiere Jr.
          Chairman, West District
          434.277.8609
        • Thomas D. Harvey
          North District
          540.456.6379
        • Ernie Reed
          Central District
          434.249.8330
        • Jesse Rutherford
          East District
          540.948.4605
        • Larry D. Saunders
          Vice Chair, South District
          434.263.4201
      • constitutional officers
        • Circuit Court Clerk
          Lisa Bryant
          434.263.7020
        • Commissioner of Revenue
          Pam Campbell
          434.263.7070
        • Commonwealth’s Attorney
          Daniel Rutherford
          434.263.7010
        • Sheriff
          David Hill
          434.263.7050
        • Treasurer
          Angela F. Johnson
          434.263.7060
      • administrators
        • County Administrator
          Stephen A. Carter
          434.263.7000
        • School Superintendent
          Martha Eagle
          434.260.7646
        • Building Official
          Chuck Miller
          434.263.7080
        • County Attorney
          Phillip D. Payne IV
          434.263.7080
        • General District Court Clerk
          Ashley M. Johnson
          434.263.7040
        • Health Director
          Dr. Denise Bonds
          434.972.6200
        • Social Services Director
          Angela Rose
          434.263.7160
        • Library Branch Manager
          Susan Huffman
          434.263.5904
        • Planning Director
          Dylan Bishop
          434.263.7091
      • useful information
        • landfill

            There are four staffed and two unstaffed recycling and garbage centers located throughout the county, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and an unstaffed garbage center open during daylight hours on the same days. Residents can use the centers as often as they wish. Collection days for household hazardous waster are held several times each year at the Region 2000 Landfill. The dates, times, directions and acceptable materials are posted at region2000servicesauthority.org. Participation is free for Nelson residents and landowners who obtain a voucher from the Nelson Solid Waster and Recyling Office, which can be contacted at (434) 263.7098 or gmassie@nelsoncounty.org. Residents who wish to dump anything other than household trash are asked to call (434) 263.7097 for more information.

        • voter registration

            The office, at 571 Front St. in Lovingston, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and will open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the two Saturdays before the November election. Jacqueline Britt, registrar, (434) 263.4068.

        • water and sewer

            Nelson County Service Authority. George Miller, executive director, (434) 263.5341.

      • meetings
        • board of surpervisors

            2 and 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month in the General District Courtroom at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston.

        • school board

            6 p.m. second Thursday of the month at the Nelson County Middle School library.

        • planning commission

            7 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month in the board room at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston.

        • board of zoning appeals

            7 p.m. first Monday of the month, if appeals are scheduled, in the General District Courtroom at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston. (434) 263.7090


      orange
      • elected officials
        • R. Mark Johnson
          District 1
          540.832.9042
        • James K. White
          Chairman, District 2
          540.672.1517
        • S. Teel Goodwin
          Chairman, District 3
          540.672.0381
        • James Crozier
          Vice Chairman, District 4
          540.847.8399
        • Lee Frame
          Vice Chairman, District 5
          540.972.6385
      • constitutional officers
        • Circuit Court Clerk
          Teresa Carrol
          540.4030
        • Commissioner of Revenue
          Renne Pope
          540.672.4441
        • Commonwealth’s Attorney
          Diana O'Connell
          540.672.4848
        • Sheriff
          Mark Amos
          540.672.1200
        • Treasurer
          Dawn Watson
          540.672.2656
      • administrators
        • County Administrator
          R. Bryan David
          434.672.3313
        • School Superintendent
          Cecil Snead
          434.661.4550, ext. 1519
        • Senior Building Inspector
          Bill Strong
          540.672.4574
        • County Attorney
          Thomas E. Lacheney
          540.672.3313
        • General District Court Clerk
          Sheila A. Lewis
          540.672.3150
        • Health Director
          Dr. Wade Karpchner
          540.672.1291
        • Library Director
          Katie Hill
          540.672.3811
        • Finance Director
          Sara Keeler
          540.661.5480
        • Social Services Director
          Crystal Hale
          540.672.1155
      • useful information
        • landfill

            The landfill is on Porter Road across from the Orange County Airport. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Various materials are accepted for recycling at the landfill and several collection sites throughout the county. (540) 672-9315.

        • voter registration

            146 Madison Road, Suite 204. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Donna Harpold, registrar, (540) 672-5262.

        • dog tags

            Available from the county treasurer’s office or county animal shelter. As of September 2017, the county issues life time dog tags only for $10. Kennel tags are sold yearly and expire January 1st of each year. Rabies certificate required.

        • water and sewer

            Rapidan Service Authority, (434) 985-7811 for U.S. 15, Route 20 and Gordonsville sewer customers. (540) 972-2133 for Route 3-area customers.

      • meetings
        • board of surpervisors

            5 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Gordon Building, 112 W. Main St., Orange. All public hearings begin at 7 p.m.

        • school board

            Generally meets the first Monday of the month in the School Board office, with times posted online as they are confirmed. Schedule available at ocss-va.org.

        • planning commission

            6 p.m. first Thursday of the month at the Gordon Building, with meetings on the third Thursday of the month as needed.

        • board of zoning appeals

            Meetings are held as needed.




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