Friday, January 13, 2017

Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille encourages all Armstrong High School Alumni from 1953-1986 to attend an Armstrong Alumni East End Transformation Update Meeting

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 - Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.  - www.council.richmondva.gov
                                                            
COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Friday, 13 January 2017

Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille encourages all Armstrong High School Alumni from 1953-1986 to attend an Armstrong Alumni East End Transformation Update Meeting
                                                                                                                            
All Alumni who attended Armstrong High School between 1953 and 1986 are invited to attend.
         
WHAT          (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, encourages all Alumni of Richmond Public Schools Armstrong High School from 1953 to 1986 to attend an Armstrong Alumni East End Transformation Update meeting. This meeting is being convened by the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) to give the alumni of the school an opportunity to view details of the commemoration of Richmond Public Schools Armstrong High School prior to its presentation to the community at large.

WHEN          Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE        Richmond Public Schools
                    Woodville Elementary School
                    2000 North 28th Street; Richmond, Virginia
                                      
CONTACT   For more information, please contact Sam Patterson, Liaison for The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, at 804.646.3012 (tel), or sam.patterson@richmondgov.com (email).
                     

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Jason E. Hundley
Council Public Relations Specialist
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, VA  23219
804.646.5420 (office)
804.797.9699 (mobile)
Jason.Hundley@richmondgov.com
www.council.richmondva.gov
                                                                                                                               

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to represent citizens in creating and amending local laws, providing government policy and oversight, and approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to creating a vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

A statement from Richmond City Council: Regarding the passing of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr.

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 - Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.  - www.council.richmondva.gov

COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Thursday, 12 January 2017

A statement from
Richmond City Council

Regarding the passing of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr.

(Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) - “It is with deep and profound sadness that Richmond City Council learned of the passing yesterday of lifelong Richmond resident, community advocate, civil rights champion, public servant, businessman, national and local political activist, and friend, Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr.

        Our hearts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time as we share in mourning his passing and in honoring and remembering his important life, largesse and legacy.

        Mr. Townes was a true paragon and community treasure who embodied and exemplified the strength and stature of a benevolent lion, as he was affectionately known as by his family and friends.

        A man of exceptional reputation, Mr. Townes possessed substantial ability, intellect, fortitude and commitment and worked tirelessly during his lifetime to advance, strengthen, and increase the economic, educational, and political status of African-Americans in Richmond, statewide and in the nation.

        Born in Richmond on January 21, 1928, Mr. Townes graduated from Richmond Public Schools Armstrong High School in 1944, earned his Bachelor of Science (Commerce) from Virginia Union University, and was commissioned and served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States of America Amy Infantry, receiving his honorable discharge in 1953.
       
        During the 1950's and 1960's, Mr. Townes served numerous political leadership roles at the local, state and national level and, in 1970 helped found the Joint Center for Political Affairs, an African-American think-tank associated with Howard University that assisted newly elected black officials, serving as its Director of Governmental Affairs from 1970-1974.

        Mr. Townes' professional career included serving as a consultant on federal programs to Virginia State University and to the Virginia Electric and Power Company on matters regarding equal employment. He also served as a consultant for the U.S.A. Department of Labor, Manpower Administration, evaluating the Equal Opportunity Program, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Consolidated Bank and Trust Co. of Richmond, the oldest African-American controlled bank in the United States of America.

        Mr. Townes' public and community service leadership included serving as
Commissioner of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority and as Chairman of Richmond Renaissance, a non-profit economic development booster organization for downtown Richmond, and subsequently as its Deputy Director and Director.

        Mr. Townes also served as a Trustee and the Chairman of the Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees and as a Member and Chairman of the Metropolitan Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. His leadership also included serving as a Member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors, Virginia Commonwealth University Real Estate Foundation, and as a Valentine Museum Board of Trustees Emeritus.

        In America, public and community service is considered to be among the most important and noble work a person can do and, through his outstanding example, Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr. proved his dedication to and support of the principles and creed written into the founding documents of our great Nation, in that our individual destinies and that of our families, communities, city, state and country include not only the aspiration of our federal constitutional republic but, the time, talent, investment, labor and dedication of all its residents in realizing the fulfillment of its promise.


        Richmond City Council and Richmond residents join together to recognize the important life, largesse and legacy of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr. and thank his family for sharing him with us all these years and for the tremendous assistance and support they provided in helping him and Richmond to be an even better place to live, love, work, play, visit and raise a family."

Monday, January 9, 2017

Richmond City Council to Hold Formal Meeting Today

Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 - Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.  - www.council.richmondva.gov
                                                            
COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Monday, 9 January 2017

Richmond City Council to Hold Formal Meeting Today
                                                                                  
WHAT         (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – The regularly scheduled Richmond City Council Formal Meeting will be held today despite the winter weather, starting at 6:00 p.m. in Richmond City Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public. Because of the treacherous road conditions, we would like to remind everyone that they can watch from home via live television broadcasts and internet video stream. Also, please check the Richmond City Clerk’s website for updated information and changes to any scheduled Richmond City Council meeting by visiting: http://www.richmondgov.com/CityClerk/index.aspx  

WHEN         Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE        Richmond City Council Chambers
                    Richmond City Hall, 900 E. Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, Virginia

AGENDA    Formal Meeting of Richmond City Council

INFO           The live video stream link for the Richmond City Council Formal Meeting is: http://richmondva.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=1

                    Richmond City Council Formal Meetings air live on TV on local PBS station WCVW the night of the meeting:
     Over-the-Air channel 57.1
     Comcast/Verizon FIOS channel 24
     DirecTV/DishTV channel 57

                         The Richmond City Council Formal Meeting is also replayed on TV twice a day on Richmond Government Access TV Cable Channel 17 in Richmond, beginning at Noon and 7:00 p.m. daily, for two weeks. Richmond City Council Formal Meetings are business meetings held to act on (discuss, adopt, reject and/or amend) Council Ordinances and Resolutions.

                         Richmond City Council Informal Meetings are held immediately prior to Formal meetings to review the Council agenda/docket for the upcoming Formal Meeting.
         
CONTACT   Richmond residents are invited, welcomed, and encouraged to contact the Richmond City Council Councilmember representing their Richmond Voter District, using the following contact information:

2017-2020 Richmond City Council

Richmond West End 1st Voter District _______________________________

The Honorable Andreas D. Addison
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond West End 1st Voter District
            804.646.5935 (office tel)
            andreas.addison@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District _________________________

The Honorable Kimberly B. Gray
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District
            804.646.6532 (office tel)
            kimberly.gray@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District ______________________________
     
The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
            804.646.6055 (office tel)
            chris.hilbert@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District _____________________________
     
The Honorable Kristen Nye Larson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District
            804.646.5646 (office tel)
            kristen.larson@richmondgov.com (email) 

Richmond Central 5th Voter District ________________________________
    
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Central 5th Voter District
            804.646.5724 (office tel)
            parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District ______________________________

The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
            804.646.7964 (office tel)
            ellen.robertson@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond East End 7th Voter District _______________________________
   
The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond East End 7th Voter District
            804.646.3012 (office tel)
            cynthia.newbille@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southside 8th Voter District ______________________________
  
The Honorable Reva M. Trammell
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
            804.646.6591 (office tel)
            reva.trammell@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond South Central 9th Voter District __________________________
     
The Honorable Michael J. Jones
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond South Central 9th Voter District
            804.646.2779 (office tel)
            michael.jones@richmondgov.com (email) 


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Jason E. Hundley
Council Public Relations Specialist
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, VA  23219
804.646.5420 (office)
804.797.9699 (mobile)
Jason.Hundley@richmondgov.com
www.council.richmondva.gov
                                                                                                                               

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to represent citizens in creating and amending local laws, providing government policy and oversight, and approving the city budget.


VISION Richmond City Council is committed to creating a vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017-2020 Richmond City Council sworn-in: Council President and Vice President elected

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 - Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.  - www.council.richmondva.gov

COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Tuesday, 3 January 2017

2017-2020 Richmond City Council sworn-in: Council President and Vice President elected

Councilman Chris Hilbert elected Council President and Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille elected Council Vice President

WHAT          (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) - Richmond residents elected to serve as members of the 2017-2020 Richmond City Council were sworn-in tonight in Richmond City Council Chambers. Following the swearing-in, Council elected The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, as Council President and The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District, as Council Vice President. Councilmembers serve four year terms and elect a Council President and Council Vice President to serve two-year terms.

                             Richmond City Council is the official governing body of Richmond, Virginia and represents city residents in creating and amending local laws; providing government policy and oversight; levying local taxes; and, establishing an annual Richmond Government Budget.

                             The role of Council President is to serve as the presiding officer of Council in performing such duties as consistent with the Richmond City Council Rules of Procedure, which includes presiding over Council Formal Meetings. The Council Vice President serves in the absence, disability, or by the request of, the Council President.

                             Richmond residents are invited, welcomed, and encouraged to contact the Richmond City Council Councilmember representing their Richmond Voter District, using the following contact information:

2017-2020 Richmond City Council

Richmond West End 1st Voter District _______________________________

The Honorable Andreas D. Addison
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond West End 1st Voter District
            804.646.5935 (office tel)
            andreas.addison@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District __________________________

The Honorable Kimberly B. Gray
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District
            804.646.6532 (office tel)
            kimberly.gray@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District ______________________________
     
The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
            804.646.6055 (office tel)
            chris.hilbert@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District ______________________________
     
The Honorable Kristen Nye Larson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District
            804.646.5646 (office tel)
            kristen.larson@richmondgov.com (email) 

Richmond Central 5th Voter District ________________________________
    
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Central 5th Voter District
            804.646.5724 (office tel)
            parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District ______________________________

The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
            804.646.7964 (office tel)
            ellen.robertson@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond East End 7th Voter District _______________________________
   
The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond East End 7th Voter District
            804.646.3012 (office tel)
            cynthia.newbille@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southside 8th Voter District ______________________________
  
The Honorable Reva M. Trammell
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
            804.646.6591 (office tel)
            reva.trammell@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond South Central 9th Voter District __________________________
     
The Honorable Michael J. Jones
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond South Central 9th Voter District
            804.646.2779 (office tel)
            michael.jones@richmondgov.com (email) 

Richmond City Council Background
Richmond has a unique Council-Mayor form of government in which powers of the city are vested in Richmond City Council, as per the Richmond City Charter, and a separately elected Mayor oversees (through a Chief Administrative Officer) the day-to-day administration of city government departments.

     Richmond City Council is comprised of nine individually-elected Councilmembers and the offices/staff that support it. Council Offices include the Council Chief of Staff, Office of the City Clerk, Office of the City Assessor of Real Estate, Office of the City Attorney, and the Office of the City Auditor. A part-time position, each Councilmember hires an individual Liaison to assist them.

    Richmond City Council holds an average of eight to ten official meetings each month to discuss, deliberate, and act on laws and policy on behalf of Richmond residents.

     For the purposes of elections, Richmond is divided into nine geo-demographic Richmond Voter Districts, which are used to elect individual members of Richmond City Council, Richmond City Public Schools Board of Trustees (an entity separate from city government); and, a Mayor, who must receive a majority of votes in five of the nine Voter Districts. Each elected official serves a four-year term.

CONTACT     For more information, please contact Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, at steven.skinner@richmondgov.com; or 804.646.6052 (office tel)


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Steve Skinner
Council Public Information Manager
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
Richmond City Council Executive Offices
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.
804.646.6052 (tel)
804.937.1386 (home/mobile)
804.335.4054 (mobile)
804.646.5468 (fax)
______________________________________________________________

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to
represent citizens in creating and amending local laws,
 providing government policy and oversight, and
approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place

to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Councilwoman Reva M. Trammell to hold a meeting for the Richmond Southside 8th Voter District

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 - Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.  - www.council.richmondva.gov

COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Thursday, 15 December 2016

Councilwoman Reva M. Trammell to hold a meeting for the Richmond Southside 8th Voter District

All Richmond Southside 8th Voter District residents are invited and encouraged
to attend.

WHAT          (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) - The Honorable Reva M. Trammell, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Southside 8th Voter District, will hold a meeting for the Richmond Southside 8th Voter District. Councilwoman Trammell personally holds meetings that include information on her goals and accomplishments, a thematic agenda, special guests and refreshments. These meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Southside 8th Voter District residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Her agenda and special guests for this meeting include:
                       
                        AGENDA/SPECIAL GUESTS

·      Richmond Clean City Commission
    Ms. Darlene Mallory, Support Services Manager
     Richmond Department of Public Works - Richmond Clean City      Commission

·      Call Federal Credit Union
     Mr. Chester Gilmore, Vice President of Retail
     Call Federal Credit Union

·      Police Officers from the Richmond Police Department and Firefighters from the Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services

WHEN          Thursday, December 15, 2016

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.      
         
WHERE         Satellite Restaurant & Lounge
4000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Richmond, Virginia 23234

WHO            The Honorable Reva M. Trammell, Councilwoman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Southside 8th Voter District

CONTACT     For more information, please contact Councilwoman Reva Trammell, at 804-240-5050 (mobile); or 804-233-7382 (home), or via email, at reva.trammell@richmondgov.com




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Steve Skinner
Council Public Information Manager
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
Richmond City Council Executive Offices
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.
804.646.6052 (tel)
804.937.1386 (home/mobile)
804.335.4054 (mobile)
804.646.5468 (fax)
______________________________________________________________

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to
represent citizens in creating and amending local laws,
 providing government policy and oversight, and
approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place
to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.