Posted on: October 22, 2020
Goochland County and Goochland Economic Development are excited to announce the expansion of the Goochland Back to Business grant program. Goochland began accepting applications to help support local businesses on August 20, 2020.
In an effort to help businesses, the maximum grant award amounts are increased. Grants now range from $10,000 to $20,000 and are based on the number of employees and documented reimbursable expenses.
- 1 - 25: up to $10,000&am...
Posted on: October 18, 2020
On October 13th the Goochland County School Board unanimously approved a reopening plan for students that starts with welcoming elementary students back to school on October 19th. The community is reminded to be mindful of buses and students on the road.
Goochland County Public Schools (GCPS) reopening plan, which is available at this link, welcomes kindergarten through fifth grade students back to school on October 19th five days a week as well as a return for sixth grade and ninth grade students on Nove...Read on...
Posted on: September 30, 2020
Join the Goochland County Board of Supervisors and School Board for joint town hall meetings in October starting with Districts 2 & 3 (October 8th), District 1 (October 15th), and Districts 4 & 5 (October 22nd).
The public is invited to attend any and all town hall meetings.
** Copies of the District 4 & 5 Town Hall slides are available at this link. **
Physical distancing and face mask protocols will be in effect pursuant to Executive Orders Sixty-Three and Si...Read on...
Posted on: September 17, 2020
Virginia no longer requires a reason to vote absentee. Beginning Friday, September 18, you can cast your absentee early voting ballot in person by visiting Goochland County’s new Voter Satellite Office location in the Goochland Sports Complex building.
Dedicated solely for in-person absentee early voting, the Voter Satellite Office location is located in Goochland County Parks and Recreation’s Goochland Sports Complex building at 1800 Sandy Hook Rd., Goochland, VA 23063.
Beginning on September ...Read on...
Posted on: September 15, 2020
Looking for a new adventure? A new job opportunity? Goochland County and multiple Goochland Community Agencies and Offices are currently hiring for a variety of positions.
Goochland County Employment Opportunities
We all know that a good life starts with a great job. That’s why it’s so important for you to successfully pursue a position that can make you happy and can keep you fulfilled, a job that best s...Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2020
On Tuesday, September 1st, Goochland County officially opened the new Goochland County Office of the General Registrar at 1876 Sandy Hook Rd. behind the County Administration Building in the Courthouse Village.
The newly remodeled building provides the Office of the General Registrar and the Goochland County Electoral Board larger dedicated space for election operations.
As a result of the new office, voters will now have a one-stop location to conduct all aspect...Read on...
Posted on: September 3, 2020
On Tuesday, September 1st, Goochland County officially opened a new one-stop Goochland Business Center at 2931 River Road West in the Courthouse Village.
The Goochland Business Center is the new home for the Goochland County Economic Development office and the Goochland Chamber of Commerce.
The idea behind the business center is to provide existing and prospective Goochland businesses with a central locatio...Read on...
Posted on: September 1, 2020
On Tuesday, September 1st, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors officially appointed Kenneth A. Young as the county’s next County Administrator and Clerk to the Board effective September 14, 2020.
Mr. Young follows John Budesky, who resigned effective June 30, 2020 and became County Administrator in Hanover County, and Derek L. Stamey, who has served as Interim County Administrator since July 1, 2020. Young will begin his duties as County...Read on...
Posted on: August 21, 2020
Goochland County believes broadband internet access is essential for our community to support business, education endeavors, public safety, and everyday life.
Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools pledges to continue our efforts to expand broadband internet access in partnership with GCPS as well as with our private provider partners.
Below are a few updates and highlights of those efforts:Read on...
Posted on: August 12, 2020
Greenswell Growers to invest more than $17 million to establish new operation, creating 27 jobs.
On August 11th Governor Ralph Northam announced that Greenswell Growers, Inc. will invest more than $17 million to establish a new commercial hydroponic greenhouse operation in Goochland County’s West Creek Industrial Park. The company...Read on...
Governor Northam's Announcement
Posted on: August 10, 2020
Beginning on August 11th, the Goochland DMV Select is shifting to an Appointment Only operation to serve citizens.
There will be a limited number of appointments per hour with appointments available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The Goochland DMV Select offers the following services Vehicle Titles, Vehicle Registrations ...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2020
Recently, Goochland County completed a refinancing of the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) Series 2012 Tuckahoe Creek Service District (TCSD) Bonds that will ultimately net $12.1 million in debt service savings for the TCSD.
While the refinancing occurred in July 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, planning for it began in early fall 2019.
In September 2019, the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) and the county’s financial advisor, PFM Financial Advisors, LLC advised...Read on...
Posted on: July 1, 2020
Beginning July 1st, Goochland County Government will implement Phase Three of the county’s Transitional Operations Plan.
County government offices and facilities will remain open to the public during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., all patrons will be required to follow prescribed social distancing practices.
All patrons aged ten and over ent...Read on...
Posted on: June 16, 2020
On Wednesday, June 10th, Goochland County announced a newly expanded broadband partnership with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) and their wholly-owned subsidiary Central Virginia Services, Inc. (CVSI) which operates Firefly Fiber Broadband.
Ultimately it will lead to the expansion of fiber-to-the-premise for 2,691 locations including 300 businesses in western Goochland. The partnership originally dates to 2019 and earlier when CVEC began discussing their Rural Broadband Project to expand 3,5...Read on...
Posted on: June 15, 2020
Goochland County announces the opening of the new Goochland Animal Shelter and Adoption Center on Monday, June 15th. Goochland County, Goochland County Animal Protection, and the Goochland Pet Lovers are excited to have the new shelter open.
The new 13,941 square foot state of the art facility incorporates a municipal animal shelter, an adoption center, and an in house spay/neuter clinic far surpassing the size of the former Animal Shelter. Located at 1900 Hidden Rock Lane, it is bu...Read on...
Posted on: June 6, 2020
Beginning the week of June 8th, Goochland County Government will implement Phase Two of the county’s Transitional Operations Plan.
County government offices and facilities will once again be open to the public during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., all patrons will be required to follow prescribed social distancing practices.
All patrons aged ten and over enteri...Read on...
Posted on: June 2, 2020
Governor Northam has issued an executive order requiring patrons to wear a mask or face covering while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside multiple settings including businesses and state and local buildings.
Governor Ralph Northam has issued an executive order Effective May 29, 2020, and until further notice, requiring patrons to wear a mask or face covering while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside multiple settings including busin...Read on...
Posted on: May 11, 2020
On Tuesday, May 5th the Goochland County Board of Supervisors took action to readopt the ordinance to allow for the Continuity of Government Operations during the Pandemic.
In light of the national, state, and county declarations of emergency in response to the public health risk from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the county adopted an emergency ordinance on March 26, 2020, to provide for the cont...Read on...
Posted on: May 5, 2020
Goochland County Community Leaders encourages the Community to complete the 2020 Census! Let's Make Sure Goochland Counts!
Recently Goochland County Board of Supervisors Chair and District 1 Member Susan Lascolette, Goochland County Public Schools School Board District 2 Representative William E. Quarles, Jr., GoochlandCares Executive Director Sally Graham, and NAACP Presiden...Read on...
Posted on: April 13, 2020
On Tuesday, April 7 the Goochland County Board of Supervisors took action to ratify emergency actions made by County Administrator and Director of Emergency Management John A. Budesky in response to the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, the Board of Supervisors took unprecedented action to support Goochland’s business community.
In recognition of the current state of emergency and public health conditions, the Board of Supervisors on March 26 adopted an Emergency Or...Read on...
Posted on: March 30, 2020
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began construction on interchange improvements at Route 288 and Broad Street Road (Route 250) in Goochland County.
The purpose of the project is to improve the interchanges for both lanes of Route 288 and Broad Street Road, including added turn lanes and traffic signals.
Project benefits include accommodations for higher traffic volumes and increased safety within the ...Read on...