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Join us for a VACo Education Event in early 2017


The new year brings new educational opportunities at VACo. The following is a preview of VACo Education programs scheduled in January and February 2017.

On January 4, VACo will join with VML at the VML/VACo Finance Forum held at the Omni Richmond. Topics on the agenda include state revenues and the 2017 budget, local finance trends and perspectives, VRS local budget pressures, assessment of local revenues and education. Register online at This is five hours of education you won’t want to miss! There is no hotel room block for this program.

VACo will host three events February 1-4.

On February 1, join VACo and the Virginia Rural Center for the annual Rural Caucus Reception and Dinner at the Omni Richmond. This popular event provides an evening of collaboration and discussion on issues that impact rural Virginia. VACo County Government Day at the General Assembly is set for February 2 at the Omni Richmond. VACo staff will report on important legislation, then county officials are encouraged to go to the Capitol to participate in committee meetings and talk with state legislators. VACo offers the County Board Chairpersons’ Institute on February 3-4 to Board Chairs and Vice Chairs. This program focuses on the specific roles of those positions, including meeting management, internal and external communications, work relationships, leadership and goal setting. An overview of county government and the work of county supervisors are also covered. Online registration to any of these events is open here. Find out more information or download faxable registration forms by visiting the Education and Meetings page on our website.

Omni Hotels & Resorts Says Goodnight to Hunger
For every room night booked online using our individualized access code and room block rates during the February events, Omni Hotels and Resorts will make a donation that provides an entire week of dinner for a family of four.

For VACo’s dedicated room reservation link, click here or copy and paste into your browser:

For more information on the Say Goodnight to Hunger program, click here or copy and paste link into your browser:

Registration for our upcoming Virginia Certified County Supervisor Program is open. Join Dr. Mike Chandler, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Martha Walker, Community Viability Specialist at Virginia Cooperative Extension for our Managing While Leading: Understanding Your Powers, Duties and Responsibilities course. Classes will be held in Albemarle County on Friday, March 17 and Friday, May 12. Size is limited to first 20 who register, so don’t delay!

VACo Contact: Amy Sales, CMP

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