Posted on: November 22, 2021
Goochland County Offices, Parks and Recreation Facilities, Convenience Centers, and Goochland Branch Library will be closed on the following days for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Goochland County Offices and Parks and Recreation Facilities
Goochland County Offices and Parks & Recreation Facilities will be closed from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Goochland Coun...Read on...
Goochland County Hours & Holiday Schedule...
Posted on: November 10, 2021
Goochland County announced progress toward extending broadband coverage to all of its residents and businesses.
Today, Senator Mark Peake and Delegate Lee Ware joined Goochland officials and representatives from Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Dominion Energy, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to ce...Read on...
Posted on: October 29, 2021
The 2021 November General Election is less than a week away and Goochland County and Goochland County’s Office of the General Registrar wanted to share important 2021 Election reminders.
The November General Election will be held on November 2, 2021. All Precincts will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote. Here are some helpful reminders for the 2021 November General Election.
Posted on: October 26, 2021
As voters prepare to vote in the November 2, 2021 General Election on Election Day, Goochland County’s Office of the General Registrar is reminding voters about changes to three precinct polling place locations this year.
The relocations only affect voters in District 1 and District 3 and involve the 0101-Fife, 0301-Goochland Courthouse 1, and 0302-Goochland Courthouse 2 Precincts.
District 1 Polling Place Relocation
0101 - Fife Precinct
0101 - Fife Precinct has mov...Read on...
Posted on: October 22, 2021
Mandatory 10-digit dialing (area code + number) begins October 24, 2021, in Virginia area codes 804 & 276. The dialing changes are needed to accommodate the new three-digit dialing number 988 for the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).
The NSPL is a critical emergency resource that connects Americans in crisis to suicide prevention and mental health counselors. It can currently be reached any time day or night at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK). Dialing the NSPL will get even easier sta...Read on...
Posted on: October 13, 2021
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Fitch Ratings, Inc. (Fitch) assigned its highest credit rating to Goochland County.
When combined with its existing AAA rating from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Aaa rating from Moody’s, Goochland County becomes the smallest county in the United States to have earned the highest rating from all three credit rating agencies.  ...Read on...
Fitch Assigns 'AAA' IDR to Goochland County,
Posted on: September 29, 2021
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Goochland’s DMV Select Office will be offering appointments and expanded walk-in service for customers.
Virginia DMV Customer Service Centers
Beginning October 5, Virginia DMV customers can choose to schedule an appointment or walk-in for service on alternating days at all 75 state customer service centers. Service by appointment only will be offered Monday,...Read on...
Posted on: August 26, 2021
A series of community meetings conducted by Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools will be held in September and October to inform citizens of the upcoming bond referendum that will appear on the November ballot.
Voters will have an opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes for two bond referendum questions that would authorize Goochland County to issue up to $96 million in general obligation bonds to pay for county and schoo...Read on...
Posted on: August 10, 2021
On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services Barbara Horlacher shared an overview of the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.
Goochland County citizens will have the opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes on two referendum questions that would allow the general obligation bond funding of county and school division projects that will have...Read on...
Posted on: August 3, 2021
The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to appoint Manuel “Manny” Alvarez, Jr. as Goochland’s Interim County Administrator.
Mr. Alvarez, who served in executive leadership roles for over 30 years at Altria, will come out of retirement to take on the role of Interim County Administrator after Kenneth A. Young resigned in July.
Mr. Alvarez is a certified Project Manage...Read on...
Posted on: August 2, 2021
Goochland County is pleased to announce that Mary Anna Twisdale has joined the County as the new Director of Financial Services and Raymond Cash Jr. has joined as the new Assistant Director of Community Development.
Ms. Twisdale and Mr. Cash started with the County on August 1, 2021.
Goochland County Announces Mary Anna Twisdale as Director of Financial Services
Mary Anna Twisdale comes to Goochland County from the Virginia Department of Health where she served as Busi...Read on...
Posted on: July 29, 2021
The Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is excited to announce new expanded hours beginning August 2, 2021. Stop by and see all the animals available for adoption.
The new expanded hours are:
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Goochland County Animal Sh...Read on...
Posted on: July 6, 2021
The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to accept the resignation of Goochland County Administrator Kenny A. Young. The Board announced that the parting is mutual and amicable.
The Board expressed its appreciation of Mr. Young’s service to Goochland County over the past 10 months, but noted that a close alignment in strategic vision is imperative for reaching the highest level of excellence in local government.&nbs...Read on...
Posted on: July 2, 2021
Efforts to significantly expand broadband internet service in the Central Virginia Region moved forward with the announcement of a regional partnership among nine Central Virginia counties and the energy utilities serving the region.
Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and the Counties of Albemarle, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Loui...Read on...
Posted on: July 2, 2021
Efforts to significantly expand broadband internet service in Goochland County moved forward with the announcement of a regional partnership among nine Central Virginia counties and the energy utilities serving the region.
Goochland County, Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a regional pa...Read on...
Regional Internet Service Expansion - Survey
Posted on: May 28, 2021
Goochland County has launched a new streaming service for every County public meeting meaning you can watch Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and School Board meetings online in a new and improved format.
The new streaming software from Swagit Productions, LLC (Swagit) provides a comprehensive platform for citizens to watch meetings live, view archived meetings, and access meeting transcripts.
County and Schools Meeting Streaming
Join your fellow citizens fr...Read on...
County Meeting Streaming
Posted on: April 20, 2021
Goochland County is pleased to announce that Maureen “Jamie” Sherry has been promoted to Director of Community Development. She assumed her new role on April 16, 2021.
Jamie oversees the Department of Community Development including planning and zoning, building inspections and environmental land development. She served as Assistant Director of Community Development for the past 1 ½ years. ...Read on...
Posted on: April 1, 2021
Goochland County is pleased to announce key promotions in our Leadership Team effective today, April 1, 2021.
Barbara Horlacher has been promoted to Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services. Ms. Horlacher will lead the County’s Finance, Assessor, Information Technology and Human Services/CSA departments. Ms. Horlacher has been ...Read on...