Tuesday, June 28, 2016

City of Richmond Electoral Board June Meeting

WHAT:       City of Richmond Electoral Board Meeting

WHEN:       Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2 p.m.

WHERE:     Voter Registration Warehouse
                   2910 W. Moore Street
                   Richmond, VA 23220


The next City of Richmond Electoral Board meeting will be held on June 30 at 2 p.m. in the Voter Registration Warehouse at 2910 W. Moore Street.

The purpose of this meeting will be to hear appeals of candidates for local office that were deemed to not have obtained sufficient signatures to have their name placed on the ballot.

Copies of the meeting agenda are available upon request to VoterRegistration@Richmondgov.com

For more information on the City of Richmond Electoral Board or the Office of the General Registrar, please visit www.richmondgov.com/Registrar/index.aspx or call (804) 646-5950.

Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors Program is Currently Accepting Volunteers

The Washington Redskins Training Camp will begin on July 28 and will conclude on August 14, at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, 2401 W. Leigh Street. Through the City of Richmond's Neighbor-To-Neighbor initiative, the City of Richmond is currently seeking 250 volunteers to serve as Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors during the Washington Redskins Training Camp.

There will be three categories of Ambassadors: Fan Experience, Security, and Captains.  For each category of Ambassador, there will be two shifts available. For Fan Experience Ambassadors, the morning shift will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the afternoon shift will be from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For Security Ambassadors, the morning shift will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the afternoon shift will be from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For Ambassador Captains, the morning shift will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the afternoon shift will be from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be a few dates with only a single practice which will result in only one shift.

There is no minimum shift requirement to be considered as a Richmond Training Camp Ambassador. All volunteers will receive the following general incentives:
  • Volunteer recognition certificate
  • Free Redskins hat and t-shirt
  • Redskins Game Viewing event at the Training Center for Ambassadors (Monday, Sept 12)
  • Discount at the Redskins Merchandise Tent
  • Discount with Training Camp food vendors
  • Opportunity for discounts at “Passport to Richmond“ Vendors (Program under development)
Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors who volunteer for a certain benchmark number of shifts will receive rewards, including the opportunity to attend an exclusive autograph session with Redskins players and coaches and the opportunity to receive upper level tickets to a Redskins home game against either the Cleveland Browns on October 2 or the Minnesota Vikings on November 13. More information about the incentive program is as follows:
  • 6 Shifts: Opportunity to attend an exclusive autograph session with Redskins players and coaches
  • 9 Shifts: Redskins Panel Football
  • 12 Shifts: Ambassador's choice of two upper level tickets and a parking pass to the 2016 Redskins home game against the Cleveland Browns on October 2 or against the Minnesota Vikings on November 13
For a complete list of details about this fantastic volunteer opportunity please visit www.richmondgov.com/NeighborToNeighbor/documents/2016_Training_Camp_Richmond_Ambassador_Program-ABOUT.pdf.

To register to become a 2016 Richmond Training Camp Ambassador, please visit www.richmondgov.com/NeighborToNeighbor/TrainingCamp.aspx

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Washinton Redskins to Announce Enhanced Family-Friendly Activities at 2016 Training Camp

The Washington Redskins will announce enhanced family-friendly activities for training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Facility.

WHO:             The Washington Redskins, the City of Richmond and Richmond Region Tourism

WHAT:          “The Voice of the Redskins” Larry Michael and representatives from the Mayor’s office and Richmond Region Tourism will be in attendance to announce changes for 2016 training camp.

WHEN:          Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m.

WHERE:       Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Facility
2401 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, Va. 23220

Media inquiries regarding the announcement and credential requests for the press conference should be directed to Alexia Grevious of Redskins Public Relations at 703-726-7077 or greviousa@redskins.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

City’s Office of Minority Business Development to Host Mentorship Program Informational Session

The City’s Office of Minority Business Development is hosting an informational session about an upcoming mentorship program. Entrepreneurs are invited to attend and receive information about the 12-month technical assistance program that is designed to help their businesses grow to the next level. The session will discuss requirements, expectations, and goals. Attendees will also meet some of the program mentors.

WHAT:           Mentorship Program Informational Session

WHEN:          Thursday, July 14, 2016
                        9 a.m.

WHERE:        Richmond Police Academy
1202 W. Graham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Sign-up for this information session today as seating is limited. To register for this event please go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A49A4AD23A3F85-3rdannual.

For more information, call the City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-5947.

Monday, June 13, 2016

City Reminds Motorist of Parking Meter Fee Increases on July 5

Beginning July 5, the fee to park at City meters will increase from 75 cent per hour to $1.25 per hour. City Council approved the increase on May 13, 2016 by adopting Ordinance 2016-046.

For more information on City services please visit www.Richmondgov.com.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Enrichmond Announces Award of $20,000 From the Dominion Foundation

Arbor Day: A holiday celebrating the tree. Why is there a special day dedicated to trees?
  • The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.
  • For every five percent of tree cover added to a community, stormwater runoff is reduced by approximately two percent.
  • Office workers with a view of trees report significantly less stress and more satisfaction. 
  • Houses with mature trees or located on a tree-lined street have an average wholesale value of 10-15% higher than those that have no trees. 
  • The very existence of hundreds of animals and insects species depend entirely on trees. For example, the common English Oak can support hundreds of different species, including 284 species of insect and 324 taxa of lichens living directly on one tree.

This Arbor Day, Enrichmond is honored to announce the award of $20,000 from the Dominion Foundation for the development of Enrichmond’s Urban Tree Farm. This puts them well on the way to reaching their funding goal of $35,000. These funds will enable them to develop an urban tree farm growing native tree species within our City limits for the benefit of the citizens of Richmond.
The fully funded tree farm effort will deliver locally grown inventory for new and replacement trees in our parks and public spaces, support Richmond’s Adopt-A-Tree efforts, and assist in adding value and energy savings to new homes and existing businesses throughout our City. Be on the look-out for ways to support this important and valuable initiative in the weeks ahead.

For more information please go to www.enrichmond.org

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Signage in City Residential Traffic Circles Makes Traffic Pattern Similar to Roundabouts

Motorists who frequent neighborhoods that have traffic calming circles will notice new signage that gives traffic in the circle the right-of-way over cars approaching the circle from side streets. Additional yield signs are being erected at each of the more than 40 calming circles in the city. The modification comes as a result of changes in the Code of Virginia that mandate the same treatment for roundabouts, traffic circles and rotaries, which the code collectively refers to as “circular intersections.”

Once the changes are implemented over the next several months, all drivers will know to yield to the circulating traffic, whether in a roundabout or a traffic circle. The change will make the smaller circles, designed to reduce speed, operate in a similar fashion as the larger roundabouts, designed to replace traffic signals. 

All drivers are encouraged to take extra caution at all circular intersections, as it generally takes two to four weeks to adjust to the new traffic pattern. 

For more information on City services, please visit www.RichmondGov.com