Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mayor Stoney Releases Update on the RVA Education Compact


Following the successful joint City Council-School Board meeting on June 26, a resolution expressing support for the launch of the RVA Education Compact was introduced by City Council on Monday, July 17 for potential adoption on July 24. A parallel resolution will be introduced by the School Board at its meeting on August 7.

The introduced City Council resolution can be found here.

The most recent version of the draft School Board resolution can be found here.

An accompanying letter from Mayor Stoney to members of City Council and the School Board can be found here.

The RVA Education Compact is a collaborative and coordinated plan based on the fact our government, schools and community must work together to meet our challenges and ensure a brighter future for our children. Mayor Stoney is looking forward to working closely with School Board and City Council to meet the needs of children in the City of Richmond, both inside and outside the classroom.

Mayor Stoney and City’s Department of Planning & Development Review Launch Richmond 300


To watch the full video of the event, click here.

This morning Mayor Levar M. Stoney and the Department of Planning and Development Review (PDR) hosted a launch event for Richmond 300 overlooking the entire city from the Observation Deck of City Hall. Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth is the city’s Master Plan. Richmond 300 will establish a 20-year vision for the city’s growth and be developed with extensive community input. In 2037, Richmond will celebrate its 300th anniversary. What do Richmonders want the city to look like when it turns 300?

"Richmond is growing, and we all share in the responsibility of managing how we grow,” said Mayor Stoney. "This is a massive undertaking that involves aligning the myriad of City Hall efforts – overcoming the segmented approach and breaking down silos – and having one road map for the growth of our city."

Richmond 300 will be developed with extensive community engagement. As such, there will be numerous ways to participate – some more time-intensive than others. A full description of engagement opportunities can be found here, but some of the engagement opportunities include:
  • Apply for the Advisory Team. The Advisory Team is the most intense way for a citizen to be engaged in Richmond 300. The Advisory Team serves as 1) a sounding board to help shape the content of Richmond 300; and 2) liaisons to the community by helping build awareness and participating in the plan update process. Members will be selected via an open application call, selected by the director of PDR, Master Plan Project Manager, Advisory Team Co-Chairs and a Special Advisor to the Mayor before being confirmed by the City Planning Commission. If you or someone you know meets the qualifications outlined in the application and has the time to commit to the Advisory Team, please consider applying. Applications are due August 21 and can be found here.
  • Serve as a Richmond 300 Ambassador. The Richmond 300 Ambassadors are volunteers who assist in spreading the word about the Master Plan and assist at community events. Email richmond300@richmondgov.com to volunteer.
  • Serve on an Advisory Work Team. These sub-committees to the Advisory Team will be established in 2018. More information will become available as the Master Plan progresses.
  • Join the Richmond 300 email list. Email richmond300@richmondgov.com to be added to the list.
  • Follow Richmond 300 on Facebook and Instagram. Share the posts with your friends.
  • Look for many more opportunities that will become available as the process continues. These opportunities will include mobile meetings, planner’s office hours, online surveys, town halls and more.
Please submit any questions you may have to richmond300@richmondgov.com.