Citizen Academy scheduled for June 13

GREENE COUNTY HOSTS CITIZEN ACADEMY PROGRAM

(Ruckersville, VA – June 10, 2024)  With assistance from the Ruckersville Advisory Committee (https://www.greenecountyva.gov/government/depts/planning-zoning/ruckersville-area-plan, the Greene County Department of Planning and Zoning will host the third Citizen Academy on June 13, 2024, at the Greene County Administration Building, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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The Citizen Academy was constructed based on a recommendation of the Ruckersville Area Plan to engage residents and businesses to learn more about our local government, local zoning, and leadership functions.

The Citizen Academy is a free program for residents interested in learning more about local government. It provides an interactive experience for participants and covers various local government functions, such as fire and rescue, libraries, animal care, public works, and more. 

The June 13 topic covers the functions of the Economic Development and Tourism Department (ED&T).  Participants will be given an overview of Greene’s ED&T operation.

Jim Frydl, Director of Planning, stated, “County Staff is extremely excited to host the Citizen Academy with the assistance of the Ruckersville Advisory Committee. The citizens have expressed great interest in learning their local county departments' scope, authority, and limitations of their local county departments to understand upcoming issues and volunteer opportunities.”

Additional course topics throughout 2024 include Parks and Recreation and Education.  Sessions will be held in the board meeting room and recorded for later viewing. More information will come on each session's dates.

For updates or more information on the Citizen Academy, please visit the Greene County Planning and Zoning website at https://www.greenecountyva.gov/government/depts/planning-zoning/citizens-academy.

Do not fall victim to scam phone calls

From Greene County Sheriff's Office at 4:30 p.m. on May 23, 2024:
 
*****UPDATE***** 4:30pm 5/23
We are now getting reports of citizens receiving calls from our non-emergency line 434-985-2222. If you receive any calls from this number please report to our office at 434-985-2222 which will be answered by our Dispatch center. Our number and other numbers are being cloned and are scams. You can always call into our office and reach our Dispatchers.
 
*****SCAM ALERT***** MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL
There are numerous scams going on in our area. Please be aware of the following:
LT Shifflett calling to say you have missed court or that you have warrants and leaves a phone number that answers Greene County Civil Service. Do not give any information. SCAM
Fluvanna County has reports of citizens getting calls impersonating FCSO deputies. SCAM
These calls are attempting to get you to pay money or to meet them.
DO NOT DO EITHER. RECORD AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN AND CALL YOUR SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO REPORT.

Move Safely Greene County

If you live, work, study, or play in Greene County, join us at the Greene County Community Meeting on June 10, 2024, at 6 pm at the Greene County Library. #MoveSafelyGreeneCounty

The focus of this meeting is on reducing roadway fatalities and serious injuries for those who walk, bike, roll, or drive. Together, we can share our feedback and experiences to help Greene County address the challenges our community is facing and work toward safer streets and roads for all!

Do you have ideas for making travel around Greene County safer? We value your thoughts and encourage you to share them via Move Safely Blue Ridge’s survey. Your input will help shape safer transportation for everyone! The survey ends on June 25, 2024. https://bit.ly/BlueRidgeSurvey 

 

For more information, please visit https://movesafelyblueridge.com