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City Council Recap-March 27, 2017

Highlights Awards and Recognitions 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entering World War I & World War I Memorial Carillon City Council President Hilbert and Councilman Agelasto came forward on Monday night to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6, 1917 and to recognize those individuals who have worked to support the Virginia World War I Memorial Carillon located in Byrd Park. The Carillon is the official memorial to those individuals who perished in the worldwide conflict. Three thousand and four hundred (3,400) Virginians perished in World War I, which was the war that began modern warfare as we know it today. The U.S. made the decision to en

School Board Recap - March 20, 2017

Highlights Monday night’s School Board was quite heated. Coming in the wake of the Superintendent’s State of the Schools Address and the controversy over the $8.3 million surplus, many citizens came forward to express their concerns to members of the School Board. The Board also received an update on the Mayor Stoney’s Education Compact from his Senior Policy Advisor on Opportunity. Awards and Recognitions Student Representative, Elijah Johnson The School Board took the time to recognize their student representative, Elijah Johnson, who could not be at the meeting Monday night. Elijah Johnson is a senior at Huguenot High School with a 2.85 GPA. He was described as having a “great personality

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Greetings! Due to technical difficulties, the pictures taken at the Monday, March 13 City Council Meeting could not be included in the Recap itself. I have attached them below in this post, so that the individuals awarded on Monday night may be seen. Richmond Tree Stewards Elijah Johnson Thanks you for your continuing support of RVAGOV.com! Sincerely, The RVAGOV Team

City Council Recap-March 13, 2017

Monday night’s City Council Meeting took place on a snowy evening in Richmond’s City Hall Council Chamber. Highlights Awards and Recognitions Richmond Multiple Myeloma Cancer Awareness Month Council Vice-President Dr. Cynthia Newbille, Chief Administrative Officer Selena Cuffee-Glenn, and Mayor of Richmond Levar Stoney have proclaimed the month of March as Richmond Multiple Myeloma Cancer Awareness Month. The award was given to Ms. Regina Leftwich, who Vice-President Newbille thanked for her ongoing work and effort in making the public aware of this form of cancer. Ms. Leftwich has worked hard to encourage screening for this cancer, to encourage ongoing research for a cure for this disease,

Bonus School Board Recap - February 21, 2017

Highlights Awards and Recognitions The School board recognized and awarded the School Board clerk a certificate of appreciation in honor of her hard work for public education. Public Information Keri Treadway, a RPS school teacher of 14 years and co-founder of Support Richmond Public Schools, called for a needs-based budget from the School Board. “You are not to blame for the lack of of money, but you will be part of the problem if you refuse to submit a needs-based budget that truly reflects our needs,” she said, citing that the state code requires them to submit a needs-based budget. She asked School Board members to sympathize with students without resources while also acknowledging some

City Council Recap-February 27, 2017

The City Council Meeting on last Monday night commenced after a late start. The Council was honored to have Mayor Levar Stoney in attendance at the meeting to deliver the mandatory Annual Poverty Report. Mayor Stoney’s Annual Report on Poverty. Twenty-six percent (26%) of Richmond’s residents live under the poverty line, many of which are children. The Mayor aspires to change the trajectory of the city by building community wealth. The goal of the Office of Community Wealth Building in the City of Richmond is to ensure that one thousand (1000) residents are raised out of poverty each year. The vision of the Office of Community Wealth Building, which was born out of the previous Mayor’s Anti-

School Board Recap - February 21, 2017

Highlights February’s School Board Meeting revolved around the budget plan for Richmond Public Schools. Many members of the community are concerned about what the final budget plans for the school system will entail. Awards and Recognitions The School Board took the time to recognize the School Board clerk. The School Board's clerk received an award for her outstanding work. Public Information Support Richmond Public Schools Kerry Treadway came forward because she wants more support for Richmond Public Schools and desires a better budget for the schools that is more open and transparent. Many schools provide a poor learning environment for the children and, according Treadway, while there ha

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