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Community Conversation Series

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 that matter to them most.


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 2016/2017 series of meetings begins May 19, 2016.  Meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and adjourn at 8:00 p.m.; childcare is provided, and dinner is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Below you will find notes and recordings from previous meetings. 

Future schedules for Our Town meetings will be posted on this site.

Archived notes and meeting recordings from previous years can be found on the Our Town Archive page by clicking here.

2016/2017 Schedule of Meetings

Date                      Neighborhoods                                                                               Location Media      Notes     
 May 19, 2016    Fifeville, Starr Hill, 10th & Page   Buford Middle School 
1000 Cherry Avenue
 mp3  pdf
 June 30, 2016  Barracks/Rugby, Meadowbrook, Greenbrier   Walker Upper Elementary
1564 Dairy Road 
 mp3  pdf
 August 25, 2016

 Johnson Village, JPA, Fry's Spring

 Johnson Elementary School
1645 Cherry Avenue
 mp3  pdf
September 29, 2016 Lewis Mountain, University, Venable, Rose Hill, Kellytown

 Venable Elementary School
406 14th Street NW

 mp3  pdf
 October 13, 2016  Ridge, Burnett Commons, Willoughby, Friendship Court  Jackson-Via Elementary School
508 Harris Road
 mp3  pdf
 December 1, 2016  North Downtown, Little High, Locust Grove, Martha Jefferson, Woodhaven  Herman Key Recreation Center
800 E. Market Street
 mp3  pdf
 January 12, 2017  Belmont/Carlton, Woolen Mills

 Clark Elementary School
1000 Belmont Avenue

 mp3  pdf
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2014/2015 Schedule of Meetings

Date Neighborhoods Location
Media Notes
September 11, 2014    

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

Carver Recreation Center
4th Street NW
MP3 Audio

Meeting Notes (PDF)

October 9, 2014 Belmont,
Clark Elementary School
1000 Belmont Avenue
MP3 Audio Meeting Notes (PDF)
December 11, 2014* North Downtown, Little High, Locust Grove, Woodhaven, Martha Jefferson

Herman Key Recreation Center
800 East Market Street

MP3 Audio Meeting Notes (PDF)
January 8, 2015* Johnson Village, Fry's Spring
Forest Hills

Buford Middle School
1000 Cherry Avenue

MP3 Audio Meeting Notes (PDF)
February 12, 2015*

Woolen Mills

Woolen Mills Chapel
1819 East Market

MP3 Meeting Notes (PDF)
April 9, 2015 Rose Hill, Kelly Town

City Space
100 5th St NE

MP3 Meeting Notes (PDF)
May 14, 2015         Jefferson Park Avenue,
University, Lewis Mountain
Venable Elementary School
406 14th Street

Meeting Notes (PDF)

June 11, 2015     Greenbrier, Meadows, Meadowbrook Heights, Rugby Charlottesville High School MP3 Meeting Notes (PDF)
July 9, 2015

Ridge, Willoughby,
Burnet Commons

Jackson-Via Elementary School
Meeting Notes (PDF)


*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.

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.
Due to an error, notes from the October 2013 Our Town meeting in Woolen Mills were not included in the 2013 Meeting Series Summary.  CLICK HERE for notes from that meeting. 

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


January 10, 2013

Fifeville/Starr Hill


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