Saturday, May 19, 2018

City’s Youth Football League to Partner with Excel 2 Excellence Youth Football League

The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities (PRCF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Excel 2 Excellence Youth Football League (E2E) that will begin this fall. The partnership will promote youth fundamental development and drive performance on the field, in school and within the community.

As a result of the partnership, participants in the city’s youth football program will have access to positive role models, from the NFL as well as accomplished community professionals. The role models will emphasis learning, playing and enjoying the sport while stressing the importance of academic achievement and community involvement.

E2E is a Richmond metropolitan community youth football organization that develops players' skills and abilities with a focus on team by cultivating leadership characteristics and improved academic performance. Super Bowl Champion Michael Robinson, of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, established E2E in 2010.

“Opportunity is very important, and I want to help ensure that every child has their opportunity for success. Through this partnership, we will help city youth develop into the healthy, educated leaders of tomorrow,” said Robinson.

“Youth sports present a tremendous learning opportunity. Sports instill life changing character traits, such as teamwork, leadership, humility and fair play,” said Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. “With the E2E program, city youth will gain valuable insight from positive role models while competing for an opportunity to perform on a national stage.”

This fall, PRCF’s entire 14U division will play in the E2E league and be completely managed by E2E Football. PRCF teams will continue to play each other and will also play teams outside of the city with comparable skill levels. The PRCF team with the most wins will play in the E2E football playoffs with a chance to play in the Nationals in California against the Snoop Youth Football League. The E2E Football League is the exclusive partner with the Snoop Youth Football League.

All PRCF youth football divisions will play by E2E football rules and regulations this season as they prepare for full E2E program integration in the fall of 2019.

“This partnership will benefit Richmond's youth for many years to come,” said Chris Frelke, director of the City's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. “We are building a youth football league that teaches sustainable life skills and provides opportunities for tremendous success.”

For more information on the City’s Youth Football League, contact Ray Chavis, City’s Recreation Program Coordinator, at (804) 646-1084. For more information on the E2E Youth Football League, contact

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

RPD to Sponsor Bike Ride and Community Day June 16

The Richmond Police Department and its community partners will sponsor a 5K (3.2 miles) Bike Ride and Community Day at Broad Rock Park, 4825 Old Warwick Road, for children and adults.  Riders MUST be at least 9 years old to participate in the 5K; however, there will be an on-site obstacle course at Broad Rock Park for riders who are younger than 9 years of age (Must provide their own bicycle & helmet). ALL participants are asked to bring their bicycle and helmet to participate in the Bike Ride. 100 bicycles and helmets will be given to the first 100 youth, between the age of 9 and 15 years of age, who register online. Preference will be given to youth who do NOT already have a bicycle. 

ALL riders must wear athletic shoes to participate in the bike ride.

NOTE: Children at least 9 years old AND adults MUST complete registration to participate in 5K.  See link here:

There is NO cost to participate in the 5K Bike Ride and Community Day. There will be FREE food, entertainment and community resources at the Community Day.

Event: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Event Check-In Time:
8 a.m. 
5K Bike Ride Begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 10 a.m. 

Community Day Begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.

Event Address: Broad Rock Park, 4825 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, VA

Contact us with questions:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

RVA Education Compact Team Meeting

The Education Compact Quarterly meeting of Richmond City Council, School Board and the Mayor will be held:
  •     Thursday, May 31
  •     6 - 8 p.m.
  •     City of Richmond Main Library, Auditorium, 101 E. Franklin St.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

City Expands On-Street Parking Time to Encourage Turnover

The Central Business District (CBD) continues to experience economic growth and expansion as residents and businesses locate in the area. This expansion has increased the need for parking turnover. Beginning April 2, 2018, time restrictions will expand from 2 hours to 3 hours in order to give patrons an opportunity to visit the numerous businesses on the commercial corridor. In order to enhance turnover, parking enforcement will expand from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (where applicable) on Broad Street from 4th to Belvidere Streets, which will reduce the amount of time long-term parkers occupy on-street spaces intended to support retail use.    

Road patterns have been adjusted in several areas in the CBD, including former parking spaces now serving as travel lanes. In addition, the City will enhance enforcement of the safety zones, which include parking in front of fire hydrants, travel lanes, handicap ramps, crosswalks and corner clearances.  

In support of innovation and added convenience, the City will be launching a new Mobile Payment App by mid-May 2018. This will allow parkers to pay for parking and extend parking time via their mobile devices.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Richmond City Council Appoints its New Clerk

Richmond City Council, during its scheduled Formal Meeting last night, appointed Ms. Candice Reid as its new Clerk to head the Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk. Her service begins today.

In that position, Ms. Reid will serve as the Clerk of Richmond City Council which is responsible for keeping the journal of its proceedings and filing and maintaining the original draft of all its ordinances.

Additional duties of the Clerk include providing administrative support to Richmond City Council, providing oversight of the Clerk staff, and serving as custodian of the corporate seal of the City of Richmond.

Ms. Reid earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and has nearly a decade of state and local government experience.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Reid had been serving as the Interim Clerk since October, and served as Deputy Clerk since February 2014. She also previously served as the Director of the Virginia Office of the Governor Office of Restoration of Rights from 2012 to 2014, and as its Assistant Director from 2009 to 2012.

Richmond City Council is delighted with her promotion and congratulates Ms. Reid on her appointment. Council thanks her for her dedication and looks forward to her continued service on behalf of Council and Richmond residents.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

RPD to Host Places of Worship Safety & Awareness Forum

The Richmond Police Department will host a Places of Worship Safety & Awareness Forum on
Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m., Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 West Graham Road.
Registration is available here.

Topics will include:
Violence in Places of Worship 
Addressing Potential Threats in Places of Worship Active Shooter
How to Start a Security Ministry  

For more information contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham-McClarin:
Office (804) 646-6754

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

On or about March 26, 2018 the City of Richmond will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of the Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program (LBPHC) is authorized by Section 1011 of the Residential Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, 42 U.S.C. 4852) and funding is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31), approved May 5, 2017.  The Health Homes Supplemental funding is authorized under Section 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1701z-2), Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended for the following multi-year program/project March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2021:

RVA Lead Based Paint Hazard Control program, for the purpose of reducing lead based paint hazards in low and moderate income households with lead poisoned children or residential units with children under the age of six and or expecting mothers with lead based paint hazards who are also low and moderate incomes.  Healthy homes funds will be used to address asthma triggers and trip and fall hazards in residential units that also have lead based paint hazards. 

Funds may also be used to address vacant rental units that have lead based paint hazards that will be marketed to low and moderate income households with children under the age of six or expecting mothers. The target are is encompasses all of the City of Richmond and will be carried out by the City Of Richmond, Project:HOMES Inc and the Richmond City Health District. 

The City of Richmond, VA is requesting the release of $2,310,314 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant, $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental, $200,000 Community Development Block Grant match, $100,000 in City General fund match, for March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2021.

To view the full document in English, click here.

To view the document in Spanish, click here.