Showing posts from July, 2014

Mayor Jones and Sheriff Woody to Dedicate City’s Justice Center

WHO:             Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                      Sheriff C. T. Woody

WHAT:           Opening of City’s Justice Center

WHERE:        Richmond City Justice Center
                    2nd Floor Lobby Area & Sheriff’s Command Center
                    1701 Fairfield Way
                    Richmond, VA 23223

WHEN:          Monday, July 28, 2014
                      2 p.m.

Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Sheriff C. T. Woody will officially open the City’s new Justice Center at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Immediately following prepared remarks, questions will be taken in the Sheriff’s Command Center, which is also on the 2nd floor of the new Justice Center.
Parking is available in the parking lot facing Fairfield Way. Follow the sidewalk on the left side of the old building for entry into the new facility.

Join in Promoting the Benefits of Breastfeeding With RVA Latches On! on Saturday, August 2

For the third consecutive year, RVA Latches On! encourages nursing mothers to come together with their children and babies to participate in synchronized breast-feeding. This year’s RVA Latches On! event is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at the Capitol Square Bell Tower, at the intersection of 9th and East Franklin streets. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. however participants should arrive at 10 a.m. for registration. Parking is available in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church garage. Entrance to the garage is on 8th Street between East Grace and East Franklin streets. For more information please visit

RVA Latches On! is sponsored by the Richmond Health Action Alliance, a Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) funded by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and administered by the Richmond Healthy Start Initiative, a division of the City of Richmond Department of Social Services. The Richmond Health Action Alliance seeks to reduce childhood obesity in the city of …

City Urging Residents to Help Water Trees

~New trees need at least 15 gallons of water weekly~
The City is currently experiencing extremely dry weather, which is putting trees in jeopardy. Those planted within the past three years are at a greater risk, as that is the time most critical to their survival.  The City’s Department of Public Works and the Richmond Tree Stewards are asking residents to help water City trees by filling any empty green water bags on newly planted trees near their home. The water bags, also called gator bags, provide a continuous supply of water to the trees until the bags are empty. 
Typically, in order to withstand hot temperatures, a newly planted tree either needs 15 gallons of water each week or one inch of rainfall.  A City contractor waters new trees during the first year.  Adopt-A-Tree participants water them for the first two years and City crews water them during the second and third year following transplantation.
So, while the City has been getting occasional storms and showers, the amoun…

City Riverfront Public Art Project – Call for Artists

The City’s Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways. Interested artists should review the Request for Qualifications and submit all required materials by 5 p.m. on September 5, 2014. The estimated budget for this project is $200,000.

This project is overseen by the Riverfront Public Art Project #1 Site Selection Team (SST), which has 11 members from the Public Art Commission and the Richmond community. The SST will select the artist, approve the artwork, and select and approve the artwork location.

For Public Art Commission meeting announcements including date, time and location visit

Mayor Jones to Discuss Anti-Poverty Initiative With Richmond School Board

WHO:             Mayor Dwight C. Jones                         Members of the School Board of the City of Richmond                         Dr. Thad Williamson, Director, Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building WHAT:           Special meeting to discuss the City’s Anti-Poverty Initiative
WHEN:          Monday, July 14, 2014                         5 p.m.
WHERE:        City Hall                          2nd Floor Large Conference Room                         900 East Broad Street
Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Dr. Thad Williamson will discuss the City’s Anti-Poverty Initiative, which is now known as the Maggie L. Walker Initiative for Expanding Opportunity and Fighting Poverty, with the School Board of the City of Richmond at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 14 at City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, in the 2nd floor large conference room.