Friday, September 12, 2014

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Armstrong Bike Park

WHO:        Mayor Dwight C. Jones, City of Richmond
                 Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City Council, 7th District
                 Craig Dodson, Founder and Director of Richmond Cycling Corps
                 Peter J. Bernard, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia

WHAT:        Grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Armstrong Bike Park

WHERE:    Behind Armstrong High School (near running track)
                  2300 Cool Lane
                  Richmond, VA 23223

WHEN:      Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 a.m.


Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City Council District 7, will join Craig Dodson, Founder and Director of Richmond Cycling Corps and community stakeholders in the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Armstrong Bike Park. The bike park is located behind Armstrong High School, 2300 Cool Lane, near the running track.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

City’s Quarterly Electronic Recycling Day Scheduled

~On-site document shredding will be available~

WHO:   Department of Public Works

WHAT:   E-Cycle Day for City residents. Items accepted include all household electronic
              items (e.g. computers, monitors, radios, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, etc.);
              Gone 4 Good Shred will be on-site for document shredding. Residents can dispose
              of up to five boxes of unwanted paper.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 13

               9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  1710 N. Boulevard

                 (corner of North Boulevard and Robin Hood Road)

BACKGROUND:  The City of Richmond’s E-Cycle Day offers City residents an efficient and green option to recycle unwanted electronics. There is a $7 recycling fee for televisions. All other items will be recycled free of charge. Fluorescent light bulbs and large appliances will not be accepted.  For more information on City services, schedules and events visit

Monday, September 8, 2014

City Seeks Participants for Money Smart for Small Business Program

The City’s Minority Business Development (MBD) office is hosting a September information session for companies interested in participating in the agency’s Money Smart for Small Business program. MBD is partnering with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to present the 10-module business course. The curriculum provides introductory training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics of organizing and managing a business.

MBD will hold a brief informational session on Tuesday, September 9 at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 West Graham Road. The session will describe the program, participant’s responsibilities, benefits and the graduation requirements. This 25-minute information session will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Businesses interested in participating in this informative opportunity should register at

For additional information contact MBD at (804) 646-5947 or email Patricia Foster at

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mayor Dwight C. Jones Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Peter J. Bernard, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia, will douse Mayor Jones to raise awareness of ALS

WHO:  Mayor Dwight C. Jones, City of Richmond
             Peter J. Bernard, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia

WHAT:  Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued last
               week by Peter J. Bernard.

Peter Bernard will douse Mayor Jones today in front of the Bon Secours Washington
Redskins Training Center.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 2, at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center
                  2401 W. Leigh St.
                  Richmond, VA 23220
                  *In front of training center

Mayor to Call for Tax Rate Adjustment, Revisit Schools Funding Issue

WHO:  Hon. Dwight C. Jones, Mayor, City of Richmond

WHAT:  Call for adjustment to city real estate tax rate and update on schools funding issue

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  City Hall, 2nd Floor, Large Conference Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

City to Host National Preparedness Month Outreach Event

The City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is partnering with Target this September to support National Preparedness Month by hosting an outreach event. The event will take place at the Forest Hill Target – 7107 Forest Hill Avenue on Saturday, September 13th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and the public is strongly encouraged to attend.

Event attendees will receive preparedness information from the Richmond Police Department, Richmond Fire Department, Richmond Sheriff’s Office, 911-Communications, Richmond Ambulance Authority and the American Red Cross. Multiple giveaways will be distributed at the event along with free food. Event attendees can join in the nationwide preparedness conversation by tagging images they post on social media with #NatlPrep.

Sponsored annually by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. This year’s preparedness slogan is ‘Be Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare’.

“Being prepared for an emergency is a shared responsibility. The City, through our Office of Emergency Management, encourages all residents to use September to truly prepare themselves, their neighbors and their community for emergencies,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “I hope residents attend the September 13 event to become informed about the types of hazards that can occur in Richmond and the appropriate way to respond.”

“Emergencies happen and we want to encourage all residents to be prepared for when, not if, the next emergency will impact the city. Don’t wait for an emergency to be prepared,” said Anthony McLean, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Richmond Office of Emergency Management.

Increasing your resiliency can be kick-started by visiting the OEM website and downloading a citizen emergency preparedness guide, emergency kit checklists, and obtaining information on how to get involved locally.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

City Offices Closed on Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, city government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The Labor Day closings include all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all City community centers, which will reopen on Tuesday.

Refuse collection will not be performed on Monday, as the city’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed. This closure will result in a one day delay of refuse collection for the week, as the collection schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 2 and continue through Friday, September 5.

The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations are also closed on Monday, September 1. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday.

For more information on City services and schedules, please visit