Have you received a letter from Rappahannock Electric Company (REC) stating that you are no longer part of the Firefly RISE Grant and will be served by a different internet provider?

Have you received a letter from Rappahannock Electric Company (REC) stating that you are no longer part of the Firefly RISE Grant and will be served by a different internet provider?

Are you unsure if you are part of the coverage area for the Firefly RISE Grant?

If you received the letter from REC and you are not part of the Firefly RISE Grant area then you will receive high speed broadband coverage from Brightspeed within the same time period as the Firefly grant period.

Some locations are close enough to both grant areas that there will be a choice between the two providers.

Even if you are not in the Firefly grant area, please fill out the survey.  Firefly will serve locations outside of the grant area, and the survey identifies populated areas that should be added to the service area.

Please follow the instructions below to find your address:

Click the link or copy and paste it to your browser https://www.fireflyva.com/partners-greene/  

Find your location on the Project Area Map

Look at the small area map by clicking on the Map/Communication link to see greater detail and road names.

Finally click on Check Availability/Pre-Register and type in your address.  If you are not in the Firefly Rise Area, you will be asked to complete a survey.

****Please contact Firefly or Rappahannock Electric Cooperative if you require further information regarding the broadband project or the letter that you received.****


For more information regarding the Rise Project, please click here.  

Blasting to take place at the construction site at The Villages of Terrace Greene

We have been notified that blasting will occur next week at The Villages of Terrace Greene development location.  This minor disruption will last for several days.  The area is being monitored by seismic monitoring equipment to measure the ground vibrations to prevent offsite impacts. 

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Greene County Emergency Medical Services receives VACo 2023 Achievement Award

Contact: Greene County EMS Chief Melissa Meador, at 434-985-5232, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We are pleased to report that Greene County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) received a Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2023 Achievement Award. Greene County had 155 days to create its own EMS department amid the Coronavirus Pandemic and it has since become a model program in the Commonwealth.

“In a short period of time, the Greene County EMS has grown from a new department to one recognized by the state for its excellence,” said Greene County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dale Herring. “This is due to the staff’s commitment to putting our citizens first above all else. Greene is fortunate to have such dedicated individuals working for and with our community.”
Greene County faced a trio of challenges in 2020, in addition to the global pandemic.

First, a decrease in volunteer recruitment over the years caused the county’s volunteer rescue squad—which had served the community for more than 50 years—to dissolve, requiring more resources to go toward the county’s contracted ambulance provider. Four months later, that provider told the county it would sever its contract within six months. Finally, the Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the Greene County Emergency Medical Services. It usually takes months and sometimes years of planning to launch a career EMS agency, but Greene County had 155 days. And on October 14, 2020, the new squad hit the street at 0600 hours. However, it had to do that without a building of its own and with inherited equipment from the then-volunteer rescue squad. One ambulance was taken out of service immediately due to safety concerns. The building official condemned the volunteer rescue squad building. The county has increased funding year after year for staffing and built a new squad building to the tune of $2.5 million, but the budget lacks funding for additional capital needs. GCEMS truly comes from humble beginnings starting with 10 EMTs and 12 Paramedics (some full time and some part-time) to 17 EMTs and 20 Paramedics today and a waiting list to join the department when an opening arrives. Since its beginnings, GCEMS has answered more than 6,500 calls for service with the number of calls increasing by 10% from 2020-2022. If the current pace continues for 2023, GCEMS will exceed 3,500 calls for service this calendar year alone. It is expected that by the end of this calendar year, three fully staffed medic units per 24-hour shift will be necessary to meet the needs of the community.

VACo received 135 submissions for the 2023 Achievement Awards, which recognizes excellence in local government programs, with 33 awards granted.
“I want to thank all who participated in the 21st year of the Achievement Awards,” said VACo Executive Director Dean Lynch. “I am encouraged to see that we received 135 submissions, our highest total ever. This tells me that the VACo Achievement Awards’ mission of identifying and celebrating the innovated work by local government officials continues to resonate with our counties. We thank all who participated and give special recognition to those who won an award.”

Judges for this year’s awards were Charles Hartgrove, ICMA-CM, Director of the Virginia Institute of Government; Dr. Sheryl Bailey, visiting Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech and former Chesterfield County Deputy County Administrator; and Larry Land, retired VACo Director of Policy Development. The VACo Achievement Awards is a competitive program open to local government members of the association.

To read GCEMS’ full submission, visit www.vaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/GreeneEMS23.pdf. To see the full list of winners, visit www.vaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/23Winners.pdf.


Parks & Recreation Director, Justin Bullock, named as VRPS President

Contact: Justin Bullock, Greene County Director of Parks and Recreation, at 434-422-6059, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greene County Director of Parks and Recreation Justin Bullock has been elected 2024 President of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) Board of Directors this week. Bullock celebrated his second year as Director of the Greene County Department of Parks and Recreation this spring, where he has focused on expanding the recreational offerings to Greene County residents and improving the facilities. Bullock believes strongly in the positive impact of parks and recreation in the lives of individuals, beginning his journey in the field 14 years ago working summer childcare camps. Since that time, he has worked in Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, Major League Baseball, and diverse areas of parks and recreation. He is finishing his tenure as Vice President of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Board of Directors.

“I see Justin Bullock work hard every day, bringing his expertise, creativity, and passion to Greene County Parks and Recreation,” said Greene County Administrator Cathy Schafrik. “I am pleased to see the external recognition of Justin’s talent.”

Bullock is a graduate of the VRPS Leadership Training Institute, the 2016 VRPS Jesse A. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship award winner, and recipient of the 2013 VRPS Outstanding New Professional Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Tourism Studies from Old Dominion University with emphasis in Recreation and Tourism Management and is a graduate of the Helms School of Government at Liberty University with a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy/Public Administration.
In his spare time, Bullock enjoys watching sports, gardening at home, and serving within his local community. He previously served as a board member with the Louisa Arts Center, Rappahannock River Youth Football League and is currently Youth Director at the Rising Sun Baptist Church in Mineral. He and his wife, Portia, reside in Louisa County with their two children Kylese, 10, and Kameron, 7, rabbit, Swirl, and chocolate Lab, Benji. The Bullocks are expecting their third daughter in early 2024 and he looks forward to continuing to serve the state organization, its recreation professionals, and the residents of Greene County into the future.

The Greene County Community Park is at 512 Jeri Allen Way in Ruckersville. For more information about Greene County Parks and Recreation, visit greenecountyva.myrec.com. For more information about Greene County Government, visit greenecountyva.gov. 


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.

Learn more about Greene County.


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  Fax: 434-985-3705

  40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973

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