Ruckersville Advisory Committee: Members Needed


The Ruckersville Area Plan, adopted June 12, 2018, is a community-driven, small area plan which is committed to a long-term and sustained process that includes public and private stakeholders.  The Ruckersville Advisory Committee consisting of community-minded volunteers that help foster information sharing for citizens, business owners, and County government.  The committee holds regular meetings, the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, to ensure implementation of the Ruckersville Area Plan recommendations. 

For more information on the Ruckersville Area Plan, please visit

 If you would like to be considered as a Ruckersville Advisory Committee member and are unable to attend the open house, please complete and email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the volunteer application found at


Governor Issues Statewide Drought Watch Advisory

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Drought Watch Advisory

Low rainfall amounts and record-breaking high temperatures contribute to drought conditions in many regions of Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a statewide drought watch advisory for the Commonwealth of Virginia. A drought watch is intended to increase awareness of current conditions that are likely to precede a significant drought event. Localities, water suppliers, self-supplied water users, and all citizens are encouraged begin preparations for a potential drought.

According to the Virginia Drought Monitoring Task Force, a work group coordinated by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representing state and federal agencies, the primary factors contributing to the current drought advisory are low precipitation amounts across the state since July, low stream flows (affecting aquifers, lakes, and soils), and low groundwater levels in observation wells compared to previous October levels.

“More than half of our Commonwealth is currently experiencing a water deficit, which can have lasting agricultural, economic, and environmental impacts,” said Governor Northam. “While water conservation activities during a drought watch are generally voluntary, we encourage localities and individuals across Virginia to heed this warning and take necessary steps to monitor their water usage.”

The next stage after a drought watch is a drought warning, which indicates that a significant drought event is imminent. If a drought warning is issued, water conservation and contingency plans that are already in place—or prepared during a drought watch—would begin.

“Higher temperatures and less consistent precipitation patterns driven by climate change are making extreme weather like droughts more prevalent around the world, and Virginia is no exception,” said Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler. “Governor Northam and our administration are taking steps to monitor and mitigate drought impacts and address the causes and symptoms of climate change.”

Additionally, 36 localities in Virginia have issued open air burn bans. Individuals are encouraged to check the Virginia Department of Forestry’s map for the latest information on active burn bans and contact their locality for further details on outdoor burning restrictions.

“Fortunately, Virginia’s vigilant task force, ongoing monitoring program and cohesive regional water resource plans are in place for this very situation, to help raise awareness across the Commonwealth and mitigate potential impacts to citizens, water suppliers, and their customers,” said DEQ Director David Paylor 

Throughout the drought watch advisory, localities, water suppliers and self-supplied water users in all areas are strongly encouraged to take voluntary steps to protect current water supplies.

  • Minimize non-essential water use.
  • Review or develop new local water conservation and drought contingency plans and take actions consistent with those plans.
  • Share information as broadly as possible.
  • Continue monitoring the condition of public waterworks and self-supplied
    water systems in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.
  • Impose water restrictions when consistent with local water supply conditions.
  • Aggressively pursue leak detection and repair programs.

Statewide information on current drought conditions is available on the DEQ website.


Questions?  Contact Greene County Emergency Services Director Melissa Meador at 434-985-5232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Telephone Scam Warning Regarding Virginia Courts




Virginia courts do not call private citizens to threaten or demand money.  The public is cautioned to never give out personal information to unknown callers.  If a Greene County resident receives a call about a court matter and you are uncertain about its legitimacy, call the courts at 434-985-5208 (Circuit Court) or 434-985-5224 (Greene General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court).

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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  40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973

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