Are you a student looking for a Summer Internship?

Check with Henrico County, Virginia. Internships are for experience, college credit and/or pay. COVID-19 has impacted the program, but Interns still do "real" work, preparing for jobs in the future. You will gain experience and contacts. Watch this video for details:

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Tuckahoe Virtual Town Meeting

from November 19, 2020

Planning and Zoning changes & AirBnB

Watch the virtual Tuckahoe Town Meeting  to learn about the changes coming to the Planning and Zoning Ordinances in Henrico County. Go to: YouTube.com and search for "Tuckahoe Town Meetings" OR click on the link above. To ask a question, email Pat at pob@patobannon.com. 
If you have a question concerning the content or technical issues, please call 804-501-4208.
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Tuckahoe VIRTUAL Town Meeting:
Police Chief, Eric English
It was live on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Watch the Tuckahoe virtual Town Meeting introducing Henrico’s new Chief of Police, Eric English. Chief English shared insight on his experience in law enforcement and his thoughts on the future of policing in Henrico. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2kPyA2odp8 

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Tuckahoe Virtual Town Meeting from Monday, July 27,2020
Topics: Mental Health Issues During COVID
and Preparing for Emergencies

Search YouTube.com for Henrico County Government - Tuckahoe Town Meeting to view (or click on the link.)  Send questions to pob@patobannon.com

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View and participate in Pat O'Bannon's Tuckahoe Town Meetings archived on YouTube:

 Go to YouTube.com and search for: Henrico County Government

then - Tuckahoe Town Meeting, OR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-KeXgt6ik

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Opt-in to Henrico's Community Emergency Notification System

What is the Henrico County Community Emergency Notification System? This system is one of many tools that Henrico County Public Safety officials use to notify you of critical information from evacuation notices to missing child alerts. Henrico County is using the CodeRED high-speed notification solution. This system provides Henrico County public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages both to targeted areas of the County and/or to the entire county.

How do I sign up?  Visit www.henricoalert.org and complete the online registration form.  This portal will register your home phone number, mobile devices (cell phones, text devices), and your work phone number (should you choose to add that information) on the system. It does not matter where you reside for text-messages.  It is open to anyone who would like to register, regardless of residency.  There is no cost to you from Henrico County for the system, but your cell provider may charge you for text messages.  Once you register, you can test your email and cell phone in the system to make sure your information is working, or you can contact Henrico's Office of Emergency Management at 501-7183 or email emergencymanager@henrico.us for assistance.

I have some other questions.  Where can I get information? Henrico invites you to visit the Division of Fire’s web page at www.henricofire.org  for more information on the system.  You will see the icon for CodeRED on the right side of the page. Or, you can call Henrico's Office of Emergency Management at 804-501-7183 or email emergencymanager@henrico.us for more information.

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Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
is paramount in Henrico.
View the following video about being safe while walking and cycling.

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It's an APP!

I saw that many people wanted to pay their county bills online, as well as wanted to quickly access county services.

I said, “People live on their iphones! Henrico needs an APP!”

I worked with the County Manager, Public Relations and Information Technology folks who developed Henrico’s APP for public use. Residents can download it free, from the APP store – for either iPhone or Android. Special note: The APP was developed entirely in-house, so the development cost was minimal. Great job, IT Department! That’s “The Henrico Way!”

The Henrico County APP makes it easy to engage with and get information about Henrico's government. You can check upcoming events and recent news, receive important notices, find information on parks and government locations, and contact departments and agencies. The mobile app is available for both Android and IOS devices, at the Apple App and Google Play stores. Learn more here - https://youtu.be/lPBYbnRrb1g. Information also is available at https://henrico.us/apps/

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How to file a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

about dropped phone calls

Over the past four years, there have been complaints from residents who live in the River Road corridor concerning dropped calls on standard, wired AND wireless phones. Cell phone users should contact the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), since more than one company is dropping calls. Verizon seemed to be the biggest "dropper". The Federal Communications Commission has received sufficient complaints at this time to make a response.

Verizon says : "If your cell service is unreliable, dial *611 from your cell phone and make a complaint. If you cannot make a call from your cell phone,

dial 1-800-922-0204 from another phone."

I have made complaints to the FCC for the community. The first question asked by the FCC is : "What are the other numbers and have they filed a complaint?" In order to get action, INDIVIDUALS must file a complaint with the FCC. To file a complaint:

https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us

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Want to know MORE about the Opioid epidemic, and

How to Talk to your Children?

Operation Prevention (www.operationprevention.com) - partnership between the DEA and Discovery Education. It's an educational program for middle and high school classrooms that aims to educate students, using science, about the impact of drugs.

Get Smart About Drugs (parental resource) - (www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com)

Get the Facts About Drugs (youth resource) - (www.JustThinkTwice.com)

Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. (www.dare.com)

Partnership at Drug Free (www.drugfree.org) - provides information for parents on teen prescription drug abuse

And of course, the DEA's website is a good resource as well - www.DEA.gov

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Henrico is a premier destination for sports, leisure and

historic travel.

Visit the web site:  www.VisitHenrico.com


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Disabled Veterans can apply for real estate tax exemption

                Henrico County is urging disabled veterans who own their principal residence in the county to apply for recently implemented real estate tax exemption. Virginia voters adopted a constitutional amendment in the general election directing the General Assembly to provide a tax exemption for a retired service person with 100 percent service-related, permanent and total disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

                The exemption applies to: principal residence and up to 10 acres; veteran or surviving spouse (if the veteran's death occurs on or after Jan. 1, 2011); and does not require re-filing each year.

                Unlike Henrico's Real Estate Advantage Program (REAP), there are no income or financial requirements for disabled veterans seeking the tax exemption. In addition, there is no cap on the amount of relief you will receive.

                For more information, contact Henrico's Revenue Division at 501-4263, or log onto https://henrico.us/services/real-estate-tax-exemption-disabled-veterans/
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