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City Council Recap-September 25, 2017

Highlights Richmond’s City Council convened Monday night in the crowded Council Chamber of City Hall on Monday evening. President of Council, Mr. Chris Hilbert, announced before commencing the meeting that there would be no public hearing on the legislation related to Monument Avenue that had been patronized by Councilman Michael Jones. Awards and Recognitions Richmond Kinship Care Month The Council proclaimed the month of September to be Richmond Kinship Care Month. Councilwoman Robertson took the time to recognize the many people who open their hearts and homes to children in Richmond. “It gives me great pleasure and honor to recognize the extended families that take care of our children,”

School Board Recap - September 18, 2017

Highlights The Richmond Public Schools School Board convened Monday evening in the City Council Chamber of City Hall. There was not a large audience present, which may have been due to the school year just beginning to get underway. Recognitions Presentation from the Richmond Fire Department The Board meeting began with a presentation from the Richmond Fire Department. The Fire Department came forward as a united body to present a donation of school supplies to Richmond Public Schools, a donation that they said would not have been possible without the effort and support of members of the community. The spokesman for the Fire Department stated that he and the other Firefighters were there not

2017 Virginia Gubernatorial Forum Recap - September 7, 2017

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted the 2017 Virginia Gubernatorial Forum at Virginia Union University (VUU). The purpose of this event was to facilitate a non-partisan discussion with Virginia’s two gubernatorial candidates, Ralph Northam (Democrat) and Ed Gillespie (Republican), about some of the specific issues affecting the African American communities of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This event drew a very large crowd to the Historic Coburn Hall of VUU. Community members, local and national organizations, students, faculty, and staff of the University, city leadership, and several other stakeholders turned out on

RVAGOV Staff: Back to Work!

Greetings from RVAGOV! We are happy to inform you that our wonderful RVAGOV staff have returned for the Fall Semester and we will resume keeping you all up-to-date with our local government and special RVA news recaps! Thank you for your continuing support! Sincerely, The RVAGOV Team

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