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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Early Voting for the 2021 Election Starts September 17th

Early Voting Starts September 17 2021

Early voting starts in Goochland County and across the Commonwealth beginning on Friday, September 17.

Beginning Friday, September 17, you can cast your ballot by visiting Goochland County’s Voter Satellite Office location in Goochland County Parks and Recreation’s Goochland Sports Complex building at 1800 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 2...

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Posted on: September 6, 2021

A Section of Shannon Hill Road (Rt. 605) Over Interstate 64 to Close for Bridge Repairs in Goochland

VDOT Traffic Alert

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close a section of Shannon Hill Road (Route 605) over Interstate 64 now starting Sunday, Sept. 12 for bridge repairs. Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete in fall 2021.

Drivers are advised to use the following posted detour route: 

Northbound Shannon Hill Rd. (Rt. 605): Take I-64 east to Exit 152 (Old Fredericksburg Rd., Rt. 629) to the ramp to I-64 west back to Exit 148 (Shannon Hill Rd.). 

Southbound Sh...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Learn about the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum at Upcoming Community Meetings

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A series of community meetings conducted by Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools will be held in September and October to inform citizens of the upcoming bond referendum that will appear on the November ballot.

Voters will have an opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes for two bond referendum questions that would authorize Goochland County to issue up to $96 million in general obligation bonds to pay for county and schoo...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Goochland to Resume Utility Disconnections, Delinquent Customers Urged to Discuss Account Options

Goochland County - DPU To Resume Utility Disconnections Delinquent Customers Urged to Discuss Accoun

Due to the recent expiration of Virginia’s COVID-19 related State of Emergency, Goochland County’s Department of Public Utilities has announced that all standard penalty practices will resume for delinquent utility accounts.

The Department of Public Utilities recently notified all affected Public Utility customers, whose account is more than 60 days past-due at this time.  They will work with any of their customers to get current on an overdue account.  Cust...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

2021 Goochland Bond Referendum Overview Shared by Goochland County

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On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services Barbara Horlacher shared an overview of the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.

Goochland County citizens will have the opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes on two referendum questions that would allow the general obligation bond funding of county and school division projects that will have...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Would you like to learn more about Goochland County? Sign Up for the 23rd Class of GLE

Goochland Leadership Enterprise

The Goochland Leadership Enterprise (GLE) is back this year and is now accepting applications for its 23rd Class.

GLE classes introduce Goochland residents to their county by providing information on topics such as the county’s history, county departments and services, agriculture, economic development, and the budget process.  Participants are int...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Goochland County Appoints Manuel Alvarez, Jr. Interim County Administrator

Goochland County - Interim County Administrator Manuel Alvarez

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to appoint Manuel “Manny” Alvarez, Jr. as Goochland’s Interim County Administrator.

Mr. Alvarez, who served in executive leadership roles for over 30 years at Altria, will come out of retirement to take on the role of Interim County Administrator after Kenneth A. Young resigned in July.  

Mr. Alvarez is a certified Project Manage...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Goochland Announces Director of Financial Services & Assistant Director of Community Development

Goochland County - Goochland Announces Director of Financial Services and Assistant Director of Comm

Goochland County is pleased to announce that Mary Anna Twisdale has joined the County as the new Director of Financial Services and Raymond Cash Jr. has joined as the new Assistant Director of Community Development.

Ms. Twisdale and Mr. Cash started with the County on August 1, 2021.

Goochland County Announces Mary Anna Twisdale as Director of Financial Services

Mary Anna Twisdale comes to Goochland County from the Virginia Department of Health where she served as Busi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities and Resources

Do you know someone who needs or wants the COVID-19 Vaccine? Everyone in Virginia Age 12 or Older is Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Below are local and regional opportunities to get vaccinated including pop-up community opportunities.

Please check back for new updates.

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities & Resources

Chickahominy Health District’s Goochland Health Department

Each of the Chickahominy Health District’s Four Health Departments are offering COVID-19 Vaccinations at their ...

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Administration
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Firefly Fiber Broadband – Broadband Access Survey

Firefly Fiber Broadband

Do you need better internet? Have you taken Firefly Fiber Broadband’s Broadband Access Survey yet? Your help is needed for Firefly Fiber Broadband to define the final unserved area map for their Regional Internet Service Expansion (RISE) project.

Please visit www.fireflyva.com/rise  from your home computer using your home internet connection and follow the link to complete a short survey providing your address and what internet service options you have. The survey deadline has been extend...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Goochland County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Announces New Expanded Hours Beginning August 2nd

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The Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is excited to announce new expanded hours beginning August 2, 2021. Stop by and see all the animals available for adoption.

The new expanded hours are:

Sunday - CLOSED

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Goochland County Animal Sh...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Goochland County Administrator and Board of Supervisors to Part Amicably

Goochland County - Goochland County Administrator and Board of Supervisors to Part Amicably

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to accept the resignation of Goochland County Administrator Kenny A. Young. The Board announced that the parting is mutual and amicable.

The Board expressed its appreciation of Mr. Young’s service to Goochland County over the past 10 months, but noted that a close alignment in strategic vision is imperative for reaching the highest level of excellence in local government.&nbs...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

More than 25,000 Central Virginians Could Get Broadband Access Through Regional Partnership

RISE Broadband Project

Efforts to significantly expand broadband internet service in the Central Virginia Region moved forward with the announcement of a regional partnership among nine Central Virginia counties and the energy utilities serving the region.

Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and the Counties of Albemarle, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Loui...

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http://www.fireflyva.com/rise/ Administration
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Regional Partnership Set to Bring Broadband to Goochland County

Goochland County - Regional Partnership Set to Bring Broadband to Goochland County

Efforts to significantly expand broadband internet service in Goochland County moved forward with the announcement of a regional partnership among nine Central Virginia counties and the energy utilities serving the region.

Goochland County, Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a regional pa...

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Regional Internet Service Expansion - Survey Administration
Posted on: May 28, 2021

New County Meeting Streaming and Improved User Experience

Goochland County - New County Meeting Streaming and Improved User Experience

Goochland County has launched a new streaming service for every County public meeting meaning you can watch Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and School Board meetings online in a new and improved format.

The new streaming software from Swagit Productions, LLC (Swagit) provides a comprehensive platform for citizens to watch meetings live, view archived meetings, and access meeting transcripts.

County and Schools Meeting Streaming

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Goochland Promotes Jamie Sherry to Director of Community Development

Goochland County - Director of Community Development - Jamie Sherry

Goochland County is pleased to announce that Maureen “Jamie” Sherry has been promoted to Director of Community Development. She assumed her new role on April 16, 2021.

Jamie oversees the Department of Community Development including planning and zoning, building inspections and environmental land development.  She served as Assistant Director of Community Development for the past 1 ½ years. ...

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Administration
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Interested in the COVID-19 Vaccine? Learn About Appointment & Walk-In Opportunities

Goochland County - Interested in the COVID-19 Vaccine Learn About Appointment and Walk-In Opportunit

On April 9th, the Chickahominy Health District announced that all individuals age 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible individuals can take advantage of the appointment and walk-in opportunities listed below.

Chickahominy Health District Vaccine Clinic Availability Survey

If you live or work in Goochland, Hanover, New Kent, or Charles City counties or the Town of Ashland (Chickahominy Health District) the best way to quickly make an appointment is by calling th...

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Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Open To All Ages 16+ In Richmond Area

COVID-19 Vaccines Open to All Ages 16 in Richmond Area

The Chickahominy Health District, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, and Chesterfield Health District are all moving into Phase 2 of our COVID-19 vaccinations.

Many pre-registered individuals will receive emails and phone calls today to schedule their appointment for as soon as next week. Additional scheduling outreach will be conducted over the coming weeks until everyone who has preregistered has been contacte...

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Administration
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Richmond Region Health Districts Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations to Include Phase 1c

Goochland County - Richmond Region Health Districts Expand COVID-19 Vaccination to Include Phase 1c

The Richmond Region Health Districts including the Chickahominy Health District have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include community members who are part of Phase 1c (Priority Group 1c).

The Chickahominy Health District will continue to prioritize vaccinations for community members from the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent who are part of Phase 1a and 1b, who have not yet been vaccinated. An overlap of vaccine ph...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Goochland Announces Leadership Team Promotions

Goochland County - Goochland Announces Leadership Team Promotions

Goochland County is pleased to announce key promotions in our Leadership Team effective today, April 1, 2021.

Barbara Horlacher has been promoted to Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services. Ms. Horlacher will lead the County’s Finance, Assessor, Information Technology and Human Services/CSA departments.   Ms. Horlacher has been ...

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Administration
Posted on: March 21, 2021

Governor Northam Announces $20.1 Million VATI Broadband Awards for 17 Localities Including Goochland

Governor Northam - 20.1M VATI Broadband Award 3-18-2021

On March 18th Governor Ralph Northam announced the award of $20.1 million in VATI broadband grants. Grants were awarded for 11 projects, connecting over 13,400 homes, businesses, and community institutions including a project in Goochland County.

Goochland County and our partner Port 80 Internet Services were awarded $567K to construct 40 miles of fiber connecting 218 serviceable units, including 10 businesses.  Our original Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) application was res...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Interested in the COVID-19 Vaccine? Pre-Register & Update Your Info in the Vaccinate Virginia System

Vaccinate Virginia - Phone and Website

All Phase 1a & 1b individuals in Goochland are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. Residents who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine need to pre-register through the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Vaccinate Virginia system.

VDH's Vaccinate Virginia Pre-Registration System

Individuals can easily pre-register via Vaccinate Virginia on-line or over the phone using the resources listed below. Those individuals who have previously pre-registered are encouraged to verify and update...

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Posted on: March 6, 2021

Goochland County Kicks Off Local Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Goochland County - Goochland County Kicks Off Local Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Goochland County kicked off the start of local weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Thursday, March 4th, in partnership with the Chickahominy Health District and Medical Reserve Corps.

The focus of the initial clinics is on vaccinating senior citizens 75 years and older as well as 65 years and older with underlying health conditions.  It is important to note that no walk-ins will be taken at these events; clinics are by APPOINT...

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