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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dogwood Trace Golf Course Clubhouse

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The City of Petersburg is excited to announce the official opening of the Dogwood Trace Golf Course clubhouse. The clubhouse is a $730,000 project that will help to market and attract visitors to our region from throughout the northeast and Canada. Light ...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

City of Petersburg and Richard Bland College Host Petersburg Community Day

WHO: City of Petersburg and Richard Bland College

WHAT: Petersburg Community Day

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

7:00 PM

WHERE: Statesman Hall

8311 Halifax Road Petersburg, VA 23805


The City of Petersburg and Richard Blan...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

City of Petersburg Announces Black History Month Events

For the third year, the City of Petersburg has planned a month long series of events in commemoration of Black History Month. The national theme for the 2016 celebration is Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memories.

“The City is pleased to a...Read on...

Click here for the full listing of BHM events.
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Dominion Power Tree Trimming in Petersburg

The Dominion Power Tree Trimming process in Petersburg will begin the first of February. The crews will work 5 days a week, weather permitting. The bucket truck trucks will work in the same general area, but not always on the same street. When the crews e...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

City of Petersburg Launches Health and Wellness Hotline

The City of Petersburg announced today the official launch of the Petersburg Health and Wellness Line (PHWL). The phone number for residents to call is (804) 518-1000 and is open for calls from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

"We are excite...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

City of Petersburg Crews Continuing Work to Clear City After Winter Weather

As winter weather conditions have subsided, the City of Petersburg is committed to make sure our major routes and residential areas are clear. The City of Petersburg Department of Public Works and Utilities is continuing with snowplow operations to make s...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Community Survey for Petersburg City Public Schools Superintendent

A survey is now available asking the Petersburg staff. parents, students, and community to describe the abilities and traits they would like to see in the next superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools.

The survey will remain open for comments ...Read on...

Click here for the survey.
Posted on: January 21, 2016

State of the City 2016

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WHO: Mayor W Howard Myers

WHAT: Mayor’s State of the City Address

WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 PM

WHERE: Appomattox Regional Governor’s School512 W Washington St.
Petersburg, VA 23803

BACKGROUND:Mayor W Howard Myers will provid...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

City Expands Tax Abatement Program to Include Vacant Lots

The City of Petersburg recently announced the expansion of the City’s tax abatement program to include vacant lots designated as rehabilitation areas. The program will be a pilot to run for three years after which time the program will be audited for its ...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Petersburg Area Transit Receives Grant to Go Green

Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) has been awarded $80,000 from the Virginia Department of Mineral, Mines and Energy (DMME) to support the advancement of alternative transportation bi-fuel technology. Under this large-scale initiative, public and private flee...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

C. A. Harrison Companies Announces Design for Petersburg Hotel

Developer, C. A. Harrison Companies, LLC along with Commonwealth Architects announce the design of the new hotel and mixed use development at 380 East Washington Street in Petersburg. The project will act as a “Gateway to Petersburg” by providing a vibra...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Petersburg Area Transit Unveils New Mobile App

Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) announced today the launch of Route Shout, a free mobile device app that allows customers to track the location of PAT’s transit buses from their mobile device.

“This new mobile app provides patrons of our transit system ...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

Petersburg Announces Major Economic Development Update

The City of Petersburg will announce a mixed-use development that will boost the local economy bringing visitors, lodging, new retail and employment near one of the city’s main gateway entrances. The development is one of several planned for 2016. A recep...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Petersburg Launches Updated Class and Compensation Plan for Employees

The City of Petersburg announced this week updates to the citywide classification and compensation plan. Petersburg City Council approved and adopted the plan on Tuesday, December 8. Employees who fall below the minimum for the classification will receive...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Statement of Resolution: Christian v. City Of Petersburg et al

The City and the Mayor support the first Amendment and the right of the citizens and business owners of Petersburg to participate in the public information period of City Council meetings in accordance with the Rules of Council.

The City and the Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Siege Museum Closes for Major Renovations

The City of Petersburg announced today the closing of the Siege Museum at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 5. The major renovations, as part of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), will result in the closing of the museum for a year. Renovations will include t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Are You Ready for this Season's Winter Weather?

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City of Petersburg Office of Emergency Management would like to remind you before winter weather hits, talk with your family about how to stay safe and take action to get prepared!

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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