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The Harrisonburg Police Foundation Adventure Race is this Saturday, June 22 at the Harrisonburg Police Training Grounds! www.harrisonburgva.gov/adventure-race ... See MoreSee Less

The Harrisonburg Police Foundation Adventure Race is this Saturday, June 22 at the Harrisonburg Police Training Grounds! https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/adventure-race

Happy Father's Day from the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Fathers Day from the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia!

22 hours ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is seeking volunteers for the Friendly City Fourth!
Be a part of this fun event as well as be entered to win awesome prizes!
www.facebook.com/downtownharrisonburg/photos/a.232811190121585/2347848741951142/?type=3&theaterWant to win a pair of tickets to Red Wing Roots Music Festival, awesome gift baskets from downtown businesses, or a free 2019 Friendly City Fortune $250,000 Raffle ticket? 😻

Volunteer for Friendly City Fourth — 4th of July in Downtown Harrisonburg! These prizes and more will be raffled off exclusively to festival volunteers!

Check out the full list of volunteer opportunities here: signup.com/go/VORpmfw
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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is seeking volunteers for the Friendly City Fourth!
Be a part of this fun event as well as be entered to win awesome prizes!
https://www.facebook.com/downtownharrisonburg/photos/a.232811190121585/2347848741951142/?type=3&theater

The Harrisonburg Police Department has put an All-Points Bulletin out for kids matching the following description:
•Youngsters wearing their helmets while safely bicycling in their neighborhood
•Kids looking both ways before crossing the street with a parent at the crosswalk
•Children helping their neighbors and others
•And all other kids who embrace positive activity and actions

The new Splash Pass program, a collaboration between HPD and the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department, will serve as a way to bring officers and local children closer together through positive experiences. Kids will receive a free day pass to Westover Pool and the new splash pad, while officers will get the opportunity to create new connections with kids throughout Harrisonburg.

The program continues an effort by HPD to be more engaged in local neighborhoods. The department also conducts monthly community walks and hosts events such as the upcoming Open House police vehicle demonstration as ways to better connect with the residents they serve.

“We love the opportunity to interact with our community and get to meet with people on a one-on-one level to make sure their needs are being met,” HPD Chief Eric English said. “And when we get a chance to connect with some of our youngest residents, and create that bond at an early age, nothing could make us happier.”

That’s a connection that happens every day for Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation Department, which sees thousands of visitors throughout the week at its many facilities. Working closer with the City’s police officers will bring even more families to check out new offerings such as the Westover Splash Pad.

“We get to see how wonderful the kids in our community are every day at our parks,” Parks and Recreation Director Luanne Santangelo said. “We are very lucky to have so many outstanding young citizens in Harrisonburg, and we are excited about helping our police officers connect with them and make their day special.”

HPD officers will begin handing out Splash Passes soon. Children younger than 12 years old using the pool complex must be accompanied by an adult.
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The Harrisonburg Police Department has put an All-Points Bulletin out for kids matching the following description:
•Youngsters wearing their helmets while safely bicycling in their neighborhood
•Kids looking both ways before crossing the street with a parent at the crosswalk
•Children helping their neighbors and others
•And all other kids who embrace positive activity and actions

The new Splash Pass program, a collaboration between HPD and the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department, will serve as a way to bring officers and local children closer together through positive experiences. Kids will receive a free day pass to Westover Pool and the new splash pad, while officers will get the opportunity to create new connections with kids throughout Harrisonburg.

The program continues an effort by HPD to be more engaged in local neighborhoods. The department also conducts monthly community walks and hosts events such as the upcoming Open House police vehicle demonstration as ways to better connect with the residents they serve.

“We love the opportunity to interact with our community and get to meet with people on a one-on-one level to make sure their needs are being met,” HPD Chief Eric English said. “And when we get a chance to connect with some of our youngest residents, and create that bond at an early age, nothing could make us happier.”

That’s a connection that happens every day for Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation Department, which sees thousands of visitors throughout the week at its many facilities. Working closer with the City’s police officers will bring even more families to check out new offerings such as the Westover Splash Pad.

“We get to see how wonderful the kids in our community are every day at our parks,” Parks and Recreation Director Luanne Santangelo said. “We are very lucky to have so many outstanding young citizens in Harrisonburg, and we are excited about helping our police officers connect with them and make their day special.”

HPD officers will begin handing out Splash Passes soon. Children younger than 12 years old using the pool complex must be accompanied by an adult.

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What a great way to encourage the children to be safe. This type of program works. Many years ago my daughter was out riding bikes w/ her friends. She came rushing home to thank me for making her wear a helmet. A police officer cruising through the neighborhood " pulled her over" he gave her a certificate for a slurpee because she was the only one in the group wearing a helmet. All of the others rushed home to get their helmets and wore them the rest of the summer.

Helmets on bicycles are ridiculous. If a car hits you it's not going to help. #coplogic 😂

Brie Rankin

2 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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Flag Day in #Harrisonburg!

If you are in downtown Harrisonburg today, you might notice the flags lining Main Street! This is because today is Flag Day!
Today on June 14, 1777, the U.S. Second Continental Congress by resolution, adopted the flag of the United States.
Happy Birthday Old Glory!
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Keep it flying. Thanks for caring.

Nice!

Reservoir Street, between M.L.K. Way and Dutch Mill Court, will be closed next week for work on the railroad crossing.
The closures will take place starting the morning of June 18 until the afternoon of June 19. Detour signs will be in place for this project.
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Reservoir Street, between M.L.K. Way and Dutch Mill Court, will be closed next week for work on the railroad crossing. 
The closures will take place starting the morning of June 18 until the afternoon of June 19. Detour signs will be in place for this project.

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Applications for the 2019 Camp L.I.T. are due TODAY! www.harrisonburgva.gov/hfd-news ... See MoreSee Less

Applications for the 2019 Camp L.I.T. are due TODAY! https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/hfd-news

Did you know there’s a 50 year celebration this year for the Virginia is for Lovers slogan? Be sure to visit the #Harrisonburg LOVEworks sculpture downtown and tag #LoveVA to help celebrate on social media! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know there’s a 50 year celebration this year for the Virginia is for Lovers slogan? Be sure to visit the #Harrisonburg LOVEworks sculpture downtown and tag #LoveVA to help celebrate on social media!

A new program aimed at improving water quality across Harrisonburg is now available.
The Harrisonburg Public Works Department recently announced an expansion in the stormwater management program to include the Harrisonburg Conservation Assistance Program (HCAP). HCAP is a new program that will provide cost-share funds and technical assistance to property owners installing stormwater projects in Harrisonburg.
HCAP projects will improve water quality and alleviate smaller drainage issues. Eligible projects include rain gardens, permeable pavement and rainwater harvesting.
“We hope our residents will take advantage of this program and partner with us to improve water quality,” Harrisonburg Environmental Compliance Manager Rebecca Stimson said. “This is an opportunity to enhance your property and the environment at the same time.”
The City is providing Stormwater Utility Fee funds to the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District to administer this program.
Applications will be accepted July 1 through August 15. Visit www.harrisonburgva.gov/HCAP to learn more about the program and to apply.
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A new program aimed at improving water quality across Harrisonburg is now available.
The Harrisonburg Public Works Department recently announced an expansion in the stormwater management program to include the Harrisonburg Conservation Assistance Program (HCAP). HCAP is a new program that will provide cost-share funds and technical assistance to property owners installing stormwater projects in Harrisonburg.
HCAP projects will improve water quality and alleviate smaller drainage issues. Eligible projects include rain gardens, permeable pavement and rainwater harvesting.
“We hope our residents will take advantage of this program and partner with us to improve water quality,” Harrisonburg Environmental Compliance Manager Rebecca Stimson said. “This is an opportunity to enhance your property and the environment at the same time.”
The City is providing Stormwater Utility Fee funds to the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District to administer this program. 
Applications will be accepted July 1 through August 15. Visit www.harrisonburgva.gov/HCAP to learn more about the program and to apply.

3 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

If you have fitness goals you are hoping to reach over the summer and spend a lot of time at city parks and facilities - consider registering for the 65 Mile Fitness Challenge!
www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/photos/a.248336124623/10156575106614624/?type=3&t...Do you have fitness goals you are hoping to reach over the summer? Do you spend a lot of time at our parks and facilities? If so, consider registering for the 65 Mile Fitness Challenge! This popular fitness program has been modified to honor the 65th Anniversary of the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation. It is designed to help you meet your fitness goals, while enjoying the wonderful parks and facilities our beautiful city has to offer!

The program begins July 1, and the first 40 participants to complete the challenge receive a 65 Mile Challenge T-shirt! Visit www.harrisonburgva.gov/parks-65-anniversary and scroll to the bottom for more information.
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If you have fitness goals you are hoping to reach over the summer and spend a lot of time at city parks and facilities - consider registering for the 65 Mile Fitness Challenge! 
https://www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/photos/a.248336124623/10156575106614624/?type=3&theater

Beautiful skies, beautiful views, beautiful day! #Harrisonburg ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful skies, beautiful views, beautiful day! #Harrisonburg

Beautiful blue skies and a gorgeous day today in #Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful blue skies and a gorgeous day today in #Harrisonburg!

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Yes! Amazing day to visit your polling place and vote!

Indeed.

5 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Shade structures were installed around Westover Pool's new Splash Pad this past week! Come out this Saturday for the annual School's Out for Summer Party to enjoy them! There will be games, prizes, Smiley's Ice Cream and more! www.harrisonburgva.gov/pool-party ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets today at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St.

*Please note the 12pm Community Conversation for today has been cancelled.Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas

You can add comments to agenda items online at: beheardharrisonburg.org/meetings
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City Council meets today at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St.

*Please note the 12pm Community Conversation for today has been cancelled.

Today is the June Democratic Primary in #Harrisonburg! Polls are open until 7pm! Sample ballot and more info for Harrisonburg voters: www.harrisonburgva.gov/june-2019-primary ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the June Democratic Primary in #Harrisonburg! Polls are open until 7pm! Sample ballot and more info for Harrisonburg voters: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/june-2019-primary

Mark your calendars, a big event is a month away!

The 16th Annual Harrisonburg Fire Department Free Pizza & Free Smoke Alarm Event is on Wednesday, July 10!

Each year, the Harrisonburg Fire Department and CiCi's Pizza sponsor a Free Smoke Alarm and Pizza Delivery event for residents living within the Harrisonburg City limits.

City residents can order one large cheese pizza to be delivered by fire personnel and volunteers. Firefighters will also check to see if the resident’s smoke alarms are working properly. If the smoke alarms aren’t working properly, they will make all necessary corrections.

A home without a working smoke alarm could cost you your life. Why not make sure your home is safe and get a free pizza too!
www.harrisonburgva.gov/pizza-and-smoke-alarm
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Mark your calendars, a big event is a month away!

The 16th Annual Harrisonburg Fire Department Free Pizza & Free Smoke Alarm Event is on Wednesday, July 10!

Each year, the Harrisonburg Fire Department and CiCis Pizza sponsor a Free Smoke Alarm and Pizza Delivery event for residents living within the Harrisonburg City limits.  

City residents can order one large cheese pizza to be delivered by fire personnel and volunteers.  Firefighters will also check to see if the resident’s smoke alarms are working properly. If the smoke alarms aren’t working properly, they will make all necessary corrections.  

A home without a working smoke alarm could cost you your life.  Why not make sure your home is safe and get a free pizza too!
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/pizza-and-smoke-alarm

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Stay tuned for more information as July 10 gets closer! You will be able to order online through the city website or by calling CiCi's in Harrisonburg.

هو ايه علاقه البيتزا بالمطافى جننتونا

Shirley

Cici's phone number is?

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6 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Avoid N. Main St between North Mason St and Gay St for a Hazardous Materials Incident. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg Police Department
Proceeds from the Harrisonburg Police Foundation Adventure Race will be used to help purchase K9 units and specialty equipment for the department. Sign up to run the 5K adventure race or SWAT obstacle course, today! Tyr and our two-legged officers look forward to seeing you there!

General admission to the event and open house is free and you can click here to sign up to race: harrisonburgpolicefoundation.org/2019-adventure-race
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OFCR Ritchie is a rock star, and we’re lucky to have him!

The 26th Annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham African American Festival is this Saturday, June 15 from 12-6pm at Ralph Sampson Park!
Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, activities, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more!
www.harrisonburgva.gov/aaf-festival
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The 26th Annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham African American Festival is this Saturday, June 15 from 12-6pm at Ralph Sampson Park!
Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, activities, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more!
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/aaf-festival

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Starting TOMORROW, Monday, June 10, Country Club Road will be closed at Country Club Court and at 1515 Country Club Road (where American National University is located) for work on the railroad crossing. Detour signs will be in place.
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157379805479675/?type=3&theaterPlease be alert of railroad work starting Monday, June 10!
Work done by Norfolk Southern Railroad will require a temporary railroad crossing closure next week.

Country Club Road will be closed at Country Club Court and at 1515 Country Club Road, where American National University is located, throughout the duration of work on the crossing. Detour signs will be in place.
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Starting TOMORROW, Monday, June 10, Country Club Road will be closed at Country Club Court and at 1515 Country Club Road (where American National University is located) for work on the railroad crossing. Detour signs will be in place. 
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157379805479675/?type=3&theater

Do you want to utilize your customer service skills and abilities to make a difference for citizens and guests visiting the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department?
If so, the City of Harrisonburg's Parks and Recreation Department's Customer Service Specialist position may be the right career for you! Learn more:
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2469503/customer-service-specialist-year-round
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Do you want to utilize your customer service skills and abilities to make a difference for citizens and guests visiting the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department? 
If so, the City of Harrisonburgs Parks and Recreation Departments Customer Service Specialist position may be the right career for you! Learn more:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2469503/customer-service-specialist-year-round

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) later this month on Thursday, June 27 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) later this month on Thursday, June 27 from 9am-4pm!

Congrats to area high school seniors graduating this weekend! Best of luck to you! #ClassOf2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to area high school seniors graduating this weekend! Best of luck to you! #ClassOf2019

The last day to vote absentee in person for the June 11 Primary is today, June 8, 2019.
The Registrar's Office at 409 S Main St is open today, Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8:00am - 4:00pm for in person absentee voting.
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1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers for the August 10th Youth TryAthlon: www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/photos/a.248336124623/10156563279589624/?type=3&t...Our annual Youth TryAthlon is coming up on August 10. This event depends heavily on the willingness of volunteers to help ensure the safety of our participants. If you are interested in sparing a couple hours the morning of August 10, visit volunteersignup.org/APRXT or email Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov for specifics. ... See MoreSee Less

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers for the August 10th Youth TryAthlon: https://www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/photos/a.248336124623/10156563279589624/?type=3&theater

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Applications for Camp L.I.T. are due in a week on Friday, June 14!Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the fire service? This summer we have the opportunity for girls 13-16 years old. Camp L.I.T. is an awesome way to see if the fire service is for you and it's free! Applications can be found at www.harrisonburgva.gov/fire and are due June 14th.

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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas

You can add comments to agenda items online at: beheardharrisonburg.org/meetings
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas

You can add comments to agenda items online at: http://beheardharrisonburg.org/meetings

Happy last day of school to our area schools! Have a wonderful and safe summer! ... See MoreSee Less

Please be alert of railroad work starting Monday, June 10!
Work done by Norfolk Southern Railroad will require a temporary railroad crossing closure next week.

Country Club Road will be closed at Country Club Court and at 1515 Country Club Road, where American National University is located, throughout the duration of work on the crossing. Detour signs will be in place.
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Please be alert of railroad work starting Monday, June 10! 
Work done by Norfolk Southern Railroad will require a temporary railroad crossing closure next week. 

Country Club Road will be closed at Country Club Court and at 1515 Country Club Road, where American National University is located, throughout the duration of work on the crossing. Detour signs will be in place.

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

If you are headed to Westover Pool today, the splash pad is closed for installation of shade structures.Westover Pool's Splash Pad will be closed all day on Thursday, June 6 due to installation of new shade structures. The Splash Pad is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 7. The dive pool and Olympic pool will remain open for public use. ... See MoreSee Less

If you are headed to Westover Pool today, the splash pad is closed for installation of shade structures.

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run 2019

The Harrisonburg Police Department along with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and other local runners will be kicking off the Harrisonburg to Verona leg on Thursday June 6th at 7:30am in the SunTrust Bank parking lot, 180 E. Market St. and travelling to Verona to meet the Staunton Police Department.Troy Evans, a Special Olympics Global Messenger as well as a local Area 4 athlete, will attend the kick-off ceremony and give another inspirational message to all participants.

If you are curious about the origins of the Torch Run: www.jointherevolution.org/50-game-changers/law-enforcement-torch-run?fbclid=IwAR1bpAhGKfJsPu8DhDS...
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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg, VA – The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking the community to assist in locating a missing, endangered male by the name of David Eugene Kerns, 57 years old, of Harrisonburg. Mr. Kerns was last seen in the 400 block of Green St. on June 2, 2019 at approximately 2200 hours. Mr. Kerns was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a white t-shirt. Mr. Kerns is 5’6”, approximately 135 lbs., and has gray hair.
A ping of his phone earlier today gave a general area of Switchboard Rd. in Rockingham County. Mr. Kerns is known to frequent Red Front on Chicago Ave. in the City. Mr. Kerns is currently entered missing endangered NCIC/VCIN.
HPD asks if anyone has information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Kerns, please call (540) 434-4436.
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Do you want to use your technical skills to enhance citizens' quality of life by providing efficient public services and constructing, operating and maintaining the City's infrastructure?
If so, the Public Works Department's Technician II - Street Maintenance position may be the right career for you! Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2455382/technician-ii-street-maintenance
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Do you want to use your technical skills to enhance citizens quality of life by providing efficient public services and constructing, operating and maintaining the Citys infrastructure? 
If so, the Public Works Departments Technician II - Street Maintenance position may be the right career for you! Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2455382/technician-ii-street-maintenance

The new planters downtown made from reutilized Harrisonburg wood and their pollinator friendly plants are looking great on this beautiful June Monday! ... See MoreSee Less

The new planters downtown made from reutilized Harrisonburg wood and their pollinator friendly plants are looking great on this beautiful June Monday!

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Photos from the 65th Anniversary of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation kick off event! www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/posts/10156548239329624We had a great time at the 65th Anniversary of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation kickoff event today. Thank you to all who came and for helping us recognize the first director of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Cecil F. Gilkerson. Also thank you to all who have supported recreation in Harrisonburg over the past 65 years. ... See MoreSee Less

The adopted Harrisonburg City budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, as well as a summary and highlights of the budget, are available to view online at: www.harrisonburgva.gov/budget ... See MoreSee Less

The adopted Harrisonburg City budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, as well as a summary and highlights of the budget, are available to view online at: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/budget

The City of Harrisonburg and the Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee (EPSAC) is seeking public feedback on the Environmental Action Plan.
The open house will be held this week in the atrium at City Hall, 409 S. Main St., on Wednesday, June 5, from 5pm to 7pm.
The community is invited to come view the plan, talk to city staff and EPSAC members, and provide input on the effort.
www.facebook.com/events/363783367605968/

The Environmental Action Plan is a road map for city leaders, staff and community members to implement sustainability visions and principles. It includes goals for six important focus areas: Buildings and Energy, Land Use and Green Space, Regional Food Systems, Sustainable Transportation, Waste Reduction and Recycling, and Water Resources.
The open house will kick off a public comment period, which will run June 5-26. Visit www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/EAP-Open-House for more information about the open house, to view the draft plan, or to find public comment forms.
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The City of Harrisonburg and the Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee (EPSAC) is seeking public feedback on the Environmental Action Plan.
The open house will be held this week in the atrium at City Hall, 409 S. Main St., on Wednesday, June 5, from 5pm to 7pm.
The community is invited to come view the plan, talk to city staff and EPSAC members, and provide input on the effort.
https://www.facebook.com/events/363783367605968/

The Environmental Action Plan is a road map for city leaders, staff and community members to implement sustainability visions and principles. It includes goals for six important focus areas: Buildings and Energy, Land Use and Green Space, Regional Food Systems, Sustainable Transportation, Waste Reduction and Recycling, and Water Resources.
The open house will kick off a public comment period, which will run June 5-26. Visit www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/EAP-Open-House for more information about the open house, to view the draft plan, or to find public comment forms.

Congratulations to area high school seniors graduating this weekend and next weekend! #ClassOf2019 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Join the team at HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation! They are #hiring a part-time Transit Bus Operator:
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157346366024675/?type=3&theaterDo you want a part-time job? Do you want your job to have meaning and provide a service that directly impacts the local community?
If so, consider applying to the City of Harrisonburg's
HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Transit Bus Operator position! This position allows employees to utilize their driving and customer service skills to help ensure transit bus passengers arrive to their appropriate locations in a safe manner while receiving exceptional customer service.
Learn more and apply online: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2452619/transit-bus-operator
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Join the team at HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation! They are #hiring a part-time Transit Bus Operator:
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157346366024675/?type=3&theater

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Happy 65th Anniversary Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation!!
Kick off celebration event is at 11am this morning at the Community Activities Center!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/posts/10157363826434675It’s time for 65 years’ worth of celebrating!
The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate its 65th anniversary with a special community event tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center. The festivities will honor the department's past and all those staff members who helped make the Friendly City a better place by preserving green spaces and providing recreational opportunities over the past 65 years.
The event will begin with a special ceremony recognizing the first director of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Cecil F. Gilkerson, at 11am in the Community Activity Center’s lobby. All are welcome to attend.

“Where would we be today without Cecil’s contributions,” current Parks and Recreation Director Luanne Santangelo said. “He has dedicated his life to making Harrisonburg a better place for people of all ages, and we are honored to carry that mission forward every day in all we do to provide more opportunities for people to stay active and healthy while having fun.”

The kickoff event, in addition to the special ceremony, will include a Klines Dairy Bar ice cream truck and Chanello's Pizza selling pizza and sodas, face painting, refurbished Knuckleball tables, throwback games, and entry to Westover Pool for only 65 cents.

There also will be Parks and Recreation raffle giveaways every 30 minutes, including Heritage Oaks Golf Course free rounds of golf, or a free bucket of balls at the driving range; free room rentals; voucher for free classes; pool passes; memberships to the Community Activities Center and Lucy Simms Center; and free picnic shelter rentals.

“We’re excited to have this chance to celebrate our past with the Harrisonburg community, but also to start looking forward to all the great things to come.” Parks and Recreation Marketing & Special Projects Coordinator Brittany Clem said. “If you thought the first 65 years were great, wait until you see what all we do in the future!”

Formalized in 1954, the department was staffed by one full-time director and part-time employees. Park property owned by the City was a tiny 1.5-acre parcel. What a difference 65 years make: The department has grown to employ 48 full-time and more than 75 part-time staff members, and park property has swelled to more than 650 acres. This growth developed with a vision for the future and to position the department for continued success in meeting the needs and expectations of those in the community.
Visit www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/Parks-65-Anniversary for more information on the event, or www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/Parks-Recreation for more on the department and upcoming events.
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Our thoughts are with our colleagues, their friends and family and all those impacted by today’s tragedy in Virginia Beach. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HPD completed another Community Walk on Wednesday evening in District 4, meeting with residents and handing out more than 300 resource pamphlets and addressing some of the quality of life concerns affecting the neighborhood. This event provides an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door-to-door connecting with residents through conversation.

If you would like more information on the Community Walk initiative or would like to "host" an upcoming date, please contact the HPD Community Resources Unit at 540-437-2715 or 540-437-2635.
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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Photos from the Community Fire Academy this week! www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10156504735428719&id=118423088718&__tn__=-RWe are halfway through our first Community Fire Academy and this week everyone had the opportunity to put on some gear and try out our work performance evaluation test...not always as easy as it looks! ... See MoreSee Less

Work done by Norfolk Southern Railroad will require two temporary railroad crossing closures in June.
The first, at Country Club Road, will impact travel starting on the morning of Monday, June 10, and running through Friday, June 14. Country Club Road will be closed at Country Club Court and at 1515 Country Club Road, where American National University is located, throughout the duration of work on the crossing. Detour signs will be in place.
The second crossing closure will be on Reservoir Street, near M.L.K. Way. Reservoir Street will be closed throughout the duration of work, from the morning of June 18 to the afternoon of June 19, between M.L.K. Way and Dutch Mill Court. Detour signs also will be in place for this project.
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It’s time for 65 years’ worth of celebrating!
The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate its 65th anniversary with a special community event tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center. The festivities will honor the department's past and all those staff members who helped make the Friendly City a better place by preserving green spaces and providing recreational opportunities over the past 65 years.
The event will begin with a special ceremony recognizing the first director of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Cecil F. Gilkerson, at 11am in the Community Activity Center’s lobby. All are welcome to attend.

“Where would we be today without Cecil’s contributions,” current Parks and Recreation Director Luanne Santangelo said. “He has dedicated his life to making Harrisonburg a better place for people of all ages, and we are honored to carry that mission forward every day in all we do to provide more opportunities for people to stay active and healthy while having fun.”

The kickoff event, in addition to the special ceremony, will include a Klines Dairy Bar ice cream truck and Chanello's Pizza selling pizza and sodas, face painting, refurbished Knuckleball tables, throwback games, and entry to Westover Pool for only 65 cents.

There also will be Parks and Recreation raffle giveaways every 30 minutes, including Heritage Oaks Golf Course free rounds of golf, or a free bucket of balls at the driving range; free room rentals; voucher for free classes; pool passes; memberships to the Community Activities Center and Lucy Simms Center; and free picnic shelter rentals.

“We’re excited to have this chance to celebrate our past with the Harrisonburg community, but also to start looking forward to all the great things to come.” Parks and Recreation Marketing & Special Projects Coordinator Brittany Clem said. “If you thought the first 65 years were great, wait until you see what all we do in the future!”

Formalized in 1954, the department was staffed by one full-time director and part-time employees. Park property owned by the City was a tiny 1.5-acre parcel. What a difference 65 years make: The department has grown to employ 48 full-time and more than 75 part-time staff members, and park property has swelled to more than 650 acres. This growth developed with a vision for the future and to position the department for continued success in meeting the needs and expectations of those in the community.
Visit www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/Parks-65-Anniversary for more information on the event, or www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/Parks-Recreation for more on the department and upcoming events.
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The Mobile Recycling Unit is at Purcell Park until 12pm! If you can’t make it today, view the full week schedule at www.harrisonburgva.gov/recycling #Harrisonburg #♻️

Please remember!
Parking in the downtown parking decks recently changed*, and you could receive a ticket if you park in the wrong spot.
Please be sure to check for the closest sign that indicates if you are in a Permit-Only spot or a 3-hour or 10-hour spot. Not every spot has a parking sign, so check to your left and right for the closest sign if necessary.

*About the changes from earlier this year:

Lower Decks' - 3-hour/30-minute/2-hour/accessible spaces remain.
Change to Upper Decks – Free 10-hr public parking moved to the upper decks, Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm, but some permit parking remains.
Change to Lower Decks – Weekday permit parking is now located in the lower decks – but open to public parking after 5pm and weekends.

Why the changes? Permit holders were parking in the 10-hr spaces in the lower levels, which meant permit spaces were "reserved" but empty and 10-hr spaces were full. By swapping 10-hr with permit spaces, downtown gets a net-gain of 10-hr spaces.

This was a first step recommended by the Urban Land Institute's analysis last year that offered this as an easy way to gain more customer and downtown worker parking.
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Please remember! 
Parking in the downtown parking decks recently changed*, and you could receive a ticket if you park in the wrong spot. 
Please be sure to check for the closest sign that indicates if you are in a Permit-Only spot or a 3-hour or 10-hour spot. Not every spot has a parking sign, so check to your left and right for the closest sign if necessary. 

*About the changes from earlier this year: 

Lower Decks - 3-hour/30-minute/2-hour/accessible spaces remain.
Change to Upper Decks – Free 10-hr public parking moved to the upper decks, Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm, but some permit parking remains.
Change to Lower Decks – Weekday permit parking is now located in the lower decks – but open to public parking after 5pm and weekends.

Why the changes? Permit holders were parking in the 10-hr spaces in the lower levels, which meant permit spaces were reserved but empty and 10-hr spaces were full. By swapping 10-hr with permit spaces, downtown gets a net-gain of 10-hr spaces.

This was a first step recommended by the Urban Land Institutes analysis last year that offered this as an easy way to gain more customer and downtown worker parking.

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Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. We have passed these on to city staff. As mentioned in a previous comment, a parking study will also soon take place to get a more comprehensive set of recommendations to address parking downtown holistically. Thanks for your patience in this process!

Why not just ticket the permit holders? A disappointing change as a mom, taking young kids to the children's museum and library was easier knowing we were protected from rain/snow and hot carseats. My kids would ask to park in the garage for those reasons. 😕

Got a ticket 2 mos ago for parking on top of Grace st deck. Was told I missed the new sign should park downstairs. Parked downstairs last week got a ticket and was told permit parking should park upstairs. Somebody make up their mind! By the way: 1-you cannot read the signs while driving, unless you want drivers to stop in traffic to read the fine print. 2-Doesn’t each downtown business have a required number of parking spaces, or does that only apply to businesses outside downtown? 3-Are we supplementing local govt by using taxpayer funds to provide parking for local business and then subletting to permit holders? Are they public or privately funded honestly don’t know.

If the ticketing person hadn't walked over to tell me of the parking changes I would not have noticed the signs. She said to park upstairs which also had no available parking. It had plenty of available permit parking but no regular spots. We missed an appointment time due to then having to locate other parking. Oh, we also entered on the incorrect ramp because the ramps are reversed!! We didn't see those signs until we were going up the ramp!

We must have been away when this was put into effect. We parked in what would have been okay parking in the past, didn’t notice the small signs, and returned to an unpleasant surprise — a $20 fine! The “friendly city” should at least have larger signs — perhaps at the entrance — letting people know about the change!

The permit holders should have to park at the municipal building lot by the farmers market, and get tickets for not using permit spaces. The decks should be left for customers of downtown businesses.

Harrisonburg, VA - Government You should really explain to people how to go up the ramp, because every day I see 5x people driving up the EXIT of the ramp to the upper parking decks. Perhaps add some more signs to make it clear where the entrance and exits are because the sign that is there doesn't seem to be working well.

Why even have permit parking? It's a bit ridiculous because there's not enough Downtown parking as it is. Just about every parking lot is privately owned which forces people into the parking decks but now three-quarters of those spots are permit only.

Many users are from out of town for court. To visit business and conduct other business. One got a ticket 16 min after parking.

For a town who wants to build downtown business you sure have a bad way of showing this to the public,

Trying to figure out how to even get my kids to their WIC appointments now... there is no way to get a double stroller down the stairs.... wasn't a problem when we could actually park downstairs... this does not make sense.

This change just made things more inconvenient for the general public, and I am certain that parking enforcement is focusing on this location (it is my observation they they are not big on discretion, or leniency). Ultimately its harder on families and elderly as they have to navigate those stairs and overall it's bad for business.

Harrisonburg should take note of this court ruling. I have noticed every time I park downtown my tires are marked, which is illegal. www.npr.org/2019/04/23/716248823/court-says-using-chalk-on-tires-for-parking-enforcement-violates...

Isabela Olson

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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

#DMVConnect is at Harrisonburg City Hall, at 409 S Main St, TODAY until 4pm!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157346379219675/?type=3&theater#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this week on Thursday, May 30 from 9am-4pm!
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#DMVConnect is at Harrisonburg City Hall, at 409 S Main St, TODAY until 4pm! 
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157346379219675/?type=3&theater

Do you have a favorite memory from a Harrisonburg city park or recreation program?
One popular memory is of the plane that used to be in Purcell Park!

We are excited to celebrate Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation's 65th Anniversary, and events kick off this Saturday, June 1 at 11am at the Community Activities Center!
Experience activities that have been played over the past 65 years including Knuckleball, Knock Hockey, board games, and more! There will also be a time capsule for people to bring their small memory or photo to the event, so that it may be buried in July 2019! Westover pool and new splash pad will also be open for the day!

www.harrisonburgva.gov/parks-65-anniversary

#ThrowbackThursday
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Do you have a favorite memory from a Harrisonburg city park or recreation program?
One popular memory is of the plane that used to be in Purcell Park! 

We are excited to celebrate Harrisonburg Parks and Recreations 65th Anniversary, and events kick off this Saturday, June 1 at 11am at the Community Activities Center!
Experience activities that have been played over the past 65 years including Knuckleball, Knock Hockey, board games, and more! There will also be a time capsule for people to bring their small memory or photo to the event, so that it may be buried in July 2019! Westover pool and new splash pad will also be open for the day!

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/parks-65-anniversary

#ThrowbackThursday

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HPD District 4 Community Walk:

On Wednesday, May 29th at 5:30 p.m., the Harrisonburg Police Department, along with other city departments will be participating in a community walk. This event provides an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door to door connecting with residents through conversation.

The areas of focus for the walk will be HPD’s District 4 Bluestone Hills neighborhood and surrounding streets. This is the fourth of many community walks to take place in the coming months. HPD encourages community members to walk and engage with officers who work in their district by asking questions, sharing information and learning about resources available to them.

The ‘Community Walk’ program was established to help bring together law enforcement and the citizens it serves with the goal of building mutual trust. “The event fits with our Community Policing philosophy,” says Chief of Police Eric English. “We’re taking community engagement and dialogue to our citizens, in their neighborhoods, with no set agenda; giving everyone a chance to discuss issues and learn more about each other.”

Remember to stay up to date with road closures, breaking news, crime prevention tips and community events by following us on Twitter @HarrisonburgPD or Facebook at Harrisonburg Police Department.
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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Applications for the 2019 Camp L.I.T. are now available online!Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the fire service? This summer we have your opportunity! The Harrisonburg Fire Department and Rockingham County Fire Rescue are hosting Camp L.I.T., which stands for leadership, integrity, and trailblazer and is designed for females ages 13 to 16 to learn what it takes to serve their community in a rewarding career as a firefighter. Camp L.I.T. is free and goes from July 15-19th! Applications are available by visiting www.harrisonburgva.gov/fire and are due June 14. ... See MoreSee Less

Applications for the 2019 Camp L.I.T. are now available online!

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

City Council meets Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas

You can add comments to agenda items online at: beheardharrisonburg.org/meetings
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City Council meets this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this week on Thursday, May 30 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this week on Thursday, May 30 from 9am-4pm!

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Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HFD will be conducting training this week, May 28-May 30, 9am-5pm at JMU on the East Campus side. The training will include theatrical smoke: www.facebook.com/118423088718/photos/a.10154886704318719/10156489485208719/?type=3&theaterFYI we are conducting a training next week, May 28-May 30th 9am-5pm at JMU on the East Campus side. The training will include theatrical smoke, so we want to keep the public aware. ... See MoreSee Less

HFD will be conducting training this week, May 28-May 30, 9am-5pm at JMU on the East Campus side. The training will include theatrical smoke: https://www.facebook.com/118423088718/photos/a.10154886704318719/10156489485208719/?type=3&theater

We remember those who courageously gave their lives and those who serve past and present. Thank you!

A few reminders on #MemorialDay office closures:

City of Harrisonburg offices are closed today, Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

City offices will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28.

The Recycling Convenience Center will also be closed today, Monday, May 27.
The Recycling Mobile Unit will not be at the Lucy Simms Center today.

There will be no bus service on Memorial Day.
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We remember those who courageously gave their lives and those who serve past and present. Thank you!

A few reminders on #MemorialDay office closures:

City of Harrisonburg offices are closed today, Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

City offices will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. 

The Recycling Convenience Center will also be closed today, Monday, May 27.
The Recycling Mobile Unit will not be at the Lucy Simms Center today.
 
There will be no bus service on Memorial Day.

The Harrisonburg Police Foundation Adventure Race is Saturday, June 22 at the Harrisonburg Police Training Grounds, don't forget to register soon! More info:
www.harrisonburgva.gov/adventure-race
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The Harrisonburg Police Foundation Adventure Race is Saturday, June 22 at the Harrisonburg Police Training Grounds, dont forget to register soon! More info:
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/adventure-race

City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of #MemorialDay.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00am.

Refuse for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28.

The Recycling Convenience Center will also be closed Monday, May 27.
The Recycling Mobile Unit will not be at the Lucy Simms Center tomorrow.

There will be no bus service on Memorial Day.
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The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation 65th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration is in a week on Saturday, June 1 at 11am at the Community Activities Center!
Learn how you can be a part of the celebrations: www.harrisonburgva.gov/parks-65-anniversary
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The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation 65th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration is in a week on Saturday, June 1 at 11am at the Community Activities Center! 
Learn how you can be a part of the celebrations: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/parks-65-anniversary

Do you want a part-time job? Do you want your job to have meaning and provide a service that directly impacts the local community?
If so, consider applying to the City of Harrisonburg's
HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Transit Bus Operator position! This position allows employees to utilize their driving and customer service skills to help ensure transit bus passengers arrive to their appropriate locations in a safe manner while receiving exceptional customer service.
Learn more and apply online: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2452619/transit-bus-operator
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Do you want a part-time job? Do you want your job to have meaning and provide a service that directly impacts the local community? 
If so, consider applying to the City of Harrisonburgs 
HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Transit Bus Operator position! This position allows employees to utilize their driving and customer service skills to help ensure transit bus passengers arrive to their appropriate locations in a safe manner while receiving exceptional customer service.
Learn more and apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2452619/transit-bus-operator

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I wish Culpeper,VA had bus line like this to come through so people can travel outside the county/Town instead of them driving all the time!!! I'd think it'd be a great idea too!!

Annette Hoke.

Westover Pool is open this weekend! 12pm-7pm, May 25-27!
Find pool information: www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-pool
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Westover Pool is open this weekend! 12pm-7pm, May 25-27! 
Find pool information: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-pool

City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

City offices will reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28.

The Recycling Convenience Center will also be closed Monday, May 27.
The Recycling Mobile Unit will not be at the Lucy Simms Center on Monday, May 27.

There will be no bus service on Memorial Day.
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City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. 

City offices will reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28.

The Recycling Convenience Center will also be closed Monday, May 27.
The Recycling Mobile Unit will not be at the Lucy Simms Center on Monday, May 27.
 
There will be no bus service on Memorial Day.

The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

City Council meets Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas

You can add comments to agenda items online at: beheardharrisonburg.org/meetings
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The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

City Council meets Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas

You can add comments to agenda items online at: http://beheardharrisonburg.org/meetings

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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Thank you to the volunteers that helped plant trees along Mason Street in downtown Harrisonburg!HDR teamed up with Harrisonburg Stormwater, Friendly City Food Co-op & local volunteers to plant several native trees along the grassy strip along Mason Street. The city planted trees around the city including on the north side near Roses, and we wanted to contribute to their effort and build on their momentum. We are putting in native species - dogwood, serviceberry, and redbuds! A big shout-out to Wes Runion with Public Works for helping us select the trees and get this volunteer project off the ground. Thank you to Shreckhise Nurseries for making this affordable, too! We can’t wait to see these trees grow over the years! 🌱🌳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love it! Seeing the trees this morning made me smile

Thanks a lot.

Thanks a lot.

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall in a week on Thursday, May 30 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall in a week on Thursday, May 30 from 9am-4pm!

Do you want a rewarding career that will allow you to make a lasting difference in the local community through the stormwater management and environmental compliance programs? If so, consider applying to the City of Harrisonburg Public Works Department's Stormwater Compliance Specialist position!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2438501/stormwater-compliance-specialist
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Do you want a rewarding career that will allow you to make a lasting difference in the local community through the stormwater management and environmental compliance programs? If so, consider applying to the City of Harrisonburg Public Works Departments Stormwater Compliance Specialist position!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2438501/stormwater-compliance-specialist

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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Great day to be outside in #Harrisonburg!
Perfect weather for a stroll through Purcell Park!
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Great day to be outside in #Harrisonburg! 
Perfect weather for a stroll through Purcell Park!

Public transit riders in Harrisonburg have the honor of riding with one of the nation’s best drivers. And she’s got the big trophy to prove it.
Robin Short, who is a driver and trainer for the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation, recently placed second in the “Van Division” of the Community Transportation Association of America 2019 Roadeo. The competition, held on May 19 this year in Palm Springs, California, brought together drivers from around the country to compete for top scores on a course that tests skills on every level of the driver’s abilities.
Short was tested on vehicle maneuvering, knowledge of laws and regulations, wheelchair securement best practices, and finding defects during a pre-trip inspection. The primary focus is on safe operations and passenger sensitivity.

Short is no stranger to competing in, and succeeding at, national Roadeo competitions. She took home the award for Driver of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Spirited winner in the 2016 competition held in Portland, Oregon.
“Always strive for the best,” she said. “Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Providing service to the Harrisonburg community is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.”

Short started with HDPT in 2006 as a school bus driver, before returning to the department in 2014 as a transit operator. She became a driver/trainer in 2017, where she has continued to make a positive impact on public transportation in the Friendly City.

“We are very proud of Robin for her accomplishments,” Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Transit Superintendent Avery Daugherty said. “Robin is an important part of our team which is committed to providing exceptional service to the James Madison University and Harrisonburg community. Her successes in this competition showcase the talent and skill she delivers daily to other transit providers across the country.”

Find more information on public transportation in Harrisonburg at www.harrisonburgva.gov/hdpt.
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Public transit riders in Harrisonburg have the honor of riding with one of the nation’s best drivers. And she’s got the big trophy to prove it.
Robin Short, who is a driver and trainer for the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation, recently placed second in the “Van Division” of the Community Transportation Association of America 2019 Roadeo. The competition, held on May 19 this year in Palm Springs, California, brought together drivers from around the country to compete for top scores on a course that tests skills on every level of the driver’s abilities.
Short was tested on vehicle maneuvering, knowledge of laws and regulations, wheelchair securement best practices, and finding defects during a pre-trip inspection. The primary focus is on safe operations and passenger sensitivity.

Short is no stranger to competing in, and succeeding at, national Roadeo competitions. She took home the award for Driver of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Spirited winner in the 2016 competition held in Portland, Oregon.
“Always strive for the best,” she said. “Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Providing service to the Harrisonburg community is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.”

Short started with HDPT in 2006 as a school bus driver, before returning to the department in 2014 as a transit operator. She became a driver/trainer in 2017, where she has continued to make a positive impact on public transportation in the Friendly City.

“We are very proud of Robin for her accomplishments,” Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Transit Superintendent Avery Daugherty said. “Robin is an important part of our team which is committed to providing exceptional service to the James Madison University and Harrisonburg community. Her successes in this competition showcase the talent and skill she delivers daily to other transit providers across the country.”

Find more information on public transportation in Harrisonburg at www.harrisonburgva.gov/hdpt.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!!!!!! You go Girl!!!

Congratulations

Congrats Robin!!!

Congratulations Robin!!!!!!!!

Great! Glad you’re on board.

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This week is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week!
Thank you EMS providers for all you do!
Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Inc. Harrisonburg Police Department Harrisonburg Fire Department
#EMSWeek
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