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In 2010, Charlottesville City Council approved a community initiative called "Our Town Charlottesville" that would bring town hall style meetings to City neighborhoods so that residents would be encouraged to discuss emerging issues and voice concerns and preferences about their respective communities. Meetings are attended by citizens, City Council and many other City officials, giving everyone a chance to talk in a relaxed, informal environment about the things which matter to them most. TownHall2

Participating in a town hall meeting can be an excellent opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to bring their own perspectives and issues to the table. If you are new to the community, this can be a great way to meet neighbors and learn about the issues facing the community. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Clerk of Council Paige Rice by email or call 434-970-3113.

The 2014/2015 series of meetings begins September 11, 2014.  A complete schedule of meetings is below.  All meetings are from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.

Date Neighborhoods Location
September 11, 2014    

Fifeville, Starr Hill, 10th & Page    
Orangedale, West Haven,
Blue Ridge Commons    

Carver Recreation Center
4th Street NW
October 9, 2014 Belmont,
Calrton
Clark Elementary School
1000 Belmont Avenue
November 13, 2014     Ridge, Willoughby,
Burnett Commons

Carver Recreation Center
4th Street NW

December 14, 2014* North Downtown, Little High,
Locust Grove, Woodhaven

Herman Key Recreation Center
800 East Market Street

January 8, 2015* Johnson Village, Fry's Spring
Forest Hills
TBD
February 12, 2015*

Martha Jefferson,
Woolen Mills

TBD
March 2015 NO MEETING N/A
April 9, 2015 Rose Hill, Kelly Town,
Meadowbrook Hills, Rugby
TBD
May 14, 2015         Jefferson Park Avenue,
University, Lewis Mountain
Venable
TBD
June 11, 2015     Greenbrier, Meadows TBD

*Winter meetings are subject to rescheduling due to snow.  In case of inclement weather, please check the city website for information on a new meeting date.

Helpful Resources:

2013 Meeting Series Summary:

A complete list of issues brought up at the 2013 neighborhood meetings, including the City's response, issue status and contact information, is available in a PDF.  To access this document, CLICK HERE.

2013 Media Archive:

Meeting Date

Audio File

 November 7, 2013

JPA/University/Lewis Mtn/Venable

 October 24, 2013

 Rose Hill/Kelly Town, Barber Shop Proclamation

October 3, 2013

Woolen Mills

September 12, 2013 Johnson Village/Frys Spring
August 8, 2013 North Downtown
May 5, 2013 Martha Jeff/Little High
April 25, 2013 Ridge/Willoughby/Burnett Commons 

February 28, 2013

Belmont/Carlton 

January 10, 2013

Fifeville/Starr Hill

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