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Posted on: May 20, 2015

City of Petersburg Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

City government offices, including City Hall, the City Hall Annex and the Petersburg Freedom Support Center, will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen at normal business hours on... Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Petersburg Farmer’s Market Now Accepting SNAP Cards

– Today, the City of Petersburg Farmer’s Market in partnership with Petersburg’s Department of Social Services (DSS) announced the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, cards for the Supplemental Nutritional... Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Petersburg Fire Department Receives Federal Assistance Grant

Petersburg Fire Department announced today that in early May, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded it a $625,250 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant. The grant will be used to purchase 80 sets of... Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Petersburg Celebrates Business Appreciation Month in May

On April 30, 2015, Governor Terry A. McAuliffe declared May as Business Appreciation Month in Virginia. The City of Petersburg will celebrate Business Appreciation Month with two economic vitality events for the local... Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Petersburg Public Library Wins Project of the Year

The American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter has recently selected the City of Petersburg’s Public Library for Public Works Project of the Year, for structures, $5 million to 25 million. The new library... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Petersburg Public Library Awarded Prestigious LEED ® Green Building Certification

The Petersburg Public Library announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Petersburg Community Collaboration Awarded Roadmaps to Health Action Award

A strategy to engage Petersburg residents and city leaders in building a culture of health has yielded new, nationally recognized resources for the community. By working in partnership through the Petersburg Wellness... Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Petersburg Generals Introduce New Logo - Season Opener May 27th

The Petersburg Generals are excited to introduce a new logo, which replaces the simplistic baseball centered in the middle of a star logo. The new logo captures the history of the city of Petersburg featuring a civil-war era... Read on...

Click hear for the 2015 Generals schedule.
Posted on: April 16, 2015

Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive Makes a Stop in Petersburg

~ City of Petersburg is only location on the train’s tour that has a layover for passengers ~

The City of Petersburg and Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) are thrilled to announce that the very historic Norfolk &... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Petersburg Is On Its Way to Reaching Recycling Goal Challenge

Today, City Manager William E. Johnson, III joined city staff and representatives from Central Virginia Waster Management Authority (CVWMA) and Container First Services to announce the substantial increase in the tonnage of... Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

City of Petersburg Selected As 2015 All-America City Finalist

The City of Petersburg has been recognized as a finalist for the 2015 All-American City Award by the National Civic League. Given by the National Civic League to 10 communities each year, the award celebrates and recognizes... Read on...

Click here to view the City's application.
Posted on: April 6, 2015

Petersburg “Week of Wonder” History Camp, June 22 – July 2

The City of Petersburg, Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts and Tourism, will sponsor a two week long history camp, “Week of Wonder” (WOW), from June 22 – 26, and from June 29 – July 2, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thirty... Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

City Manager William E. Johnson, III Proposed Budget for FY2015-2016

I am pleased to present my recommended FY2015/16 budget, which reflects a defined and sincere effort to continue to provide quality programs and services to the citizens of Petersburg.

Budget development is becoming... Read on...

Click here to review the Proposed Budget for FY16
Posted on: March 6, 2015

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and... Read on...


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