Showing posts from February 12, 2017

Education Draft Proposal

Here are several documents related to the Education Compact Draft Proposal. Click the link to read in full. 

City of Richmond wins Virginia Green Travel Leader Award

The City of Richmond has won a Virginia Green Travel Leader Award, in the category of Most Innovative & Impactful Green Project, for the initiatives put into place by the RVA Green Team. RVA Green Team is a partnership of the City of Richmond Sustainability Office, HandsOn Greater Richmond and the Virginia Green Travel Alliance to recruit, train and deploy volunteers to help special events in the city become more sustainable by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and enhancing the overall sustainability of events. Due to their efforts, the RVA Green Team helped reduce the environmental footprint in the City of Richmond by decreasing the amount of waste sent to landfills. From January through October of 2016, 42,424 lbs. of waste were diverted from landfills, which includes a 59% recycle rate over 14 events held during that time. The RVA Green Team achieved these results by increasing the amount of recycling and composting at events throughout the City of Richmond.

Owens & Minor Expanding to Downtown Richmond

Mayor Levar M. Stoney today announced Owens & Minor, a regionally-based Fortune 500 global healthcare services company, will establish a new Client Engagement Center (CEC) in downtown Richmond’s Riverfront Plaza. The City of Richmond successfully competed against 60 other cities around the nation to win the project, which will include the addition of 300 newly created positions. “I am so pleased that Owens & Minor has chosen the City of Richmond as the location for its Client Engagement Center,” said Mayor Stoney. “Their decision is a testimony to their confidence in the quality of our local workforce and commitment to the region.  We welcome this industry leader to the city with open arms and look forward to the vitality they will bring to the downtown community.” Owens & Minor serves the needs of healthcare providers and healthcare product manufacturers across the United States and Europe with strategically placed networks of distribution and logistics centers. The C

City Partnering with VCU’s Wilder School for Performance Review

Mayor Levar M. Stoney today announced VCU’s Wilder School will be assisting with the comprehensive performance review of all agencies in City Hall, which the mayor cited as his top priority among the initiatives of his first 100 days. Mayor Stoney said, “The City is partnering with the results-inducing Performance Management Group (PMG) and Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to help us fulfill the promise I made during my campaign to bring accountability to our local government.” Dr. James M. Burke, the director of PMG who specializes in organizational development and improving effectiveness in the workplace, will now lead the performance review with PMG and CURA. The review will continue in three phases, which include a review of previous audit reports, extensive interviews with City personnel and delivery of important recommendations that will be implemented to achieve the mayor’s objective of building a City Hall that works,