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#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this week on Thursday, February 27 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this week on Thursday, February 27 from 9am-4pm!

If you missed last week's Hearts of Heroes episode about the Harrisonburg Fire Department rescue of Rebel after the Lois Lane fire in Harrisonburg last year, you can watch the episode at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCMeuG7cLfY

(Story starts at about 11 minutes 50 seconds)Firefighters find themselves trapped and in need of rescue. Then, a college student’s pet is trapped as well and in need of a helping hand. Hearts of Heroes ...
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2 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

With the job fair coming up next week, city staff wanted to share why they love working for Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation!

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
The City of Harrisonburg Job Fair is next week on Tuesday, February 25 from 3:00pm-8:00pm at the Lucy Simms Center! Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation has multiple openings for summer seasonal and part-time employment, a great opportunity to get your foot in the door! More information may be found online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/job-fair. Why consider joining us a Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation? Hear it from our staff!
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, February 25 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 City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, February 25 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 City Council agenda items online through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall next week on Thursday, February 27 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall next week on Thursday, February 27 from 9am-4pm!

The City of Harrisonburg and the Department of Parks and Recreation will look to bolster their ranks of part-time staff members with a job fair later this month.
The event, on Tuesday, February 25, from 3pm to 8pm, at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, will look to hire multiple seasonal part-time positions for Parks and Recreation, as well as a limited number of positions for the Department of Public Works. Applicants will be able to apply on-site and get the chance to speak directly with their potential employers.

The City annually employs more than 130 part-time and temporary staff members, who are a vital part of providing City services to residents and visitors to the area. Positions available at this year’s job fair include maintenance positions at Heritage Oaks Golf Course and at City parks, recreation aides, lifeguards, mowing crew and more.

“We wouldn’t be able to offer all the services we do to our residents if it wasn’t for the incredible team of part-time staff who do so much for our community each season,” Harrisonburg Director of Communications Michael Parks said. “Beautification of our parks, keeping you safe in the pool, helping your kids at one of our many summer programs – the City’s seasonal employees are a huge part of making the Friendly City what it is.”

The Lucy Simms Center is located at 620 Simms Ave.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/job-fair
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The City of Harrisonburg and the Department of Parks and Recreation will look to bolster their ranks of part-time staff members with a job fair later this month.
The event, on Tuesday, February 25, from 3pm to 8pm, at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, will look to hire multiple seasonal part-time positions for Parks and Recreation, as well as a limited number of positions for the Department of Public Works. Applicants will be able to apply on-site and get the chance to speak directly with their potential employers.

The City annually employs more than 130 part-time and temporary staff members, who are a vital part of providing City services to residents and visitors to the area. Positions available at this year’s job fair include maintenance positions at Heritage Oaks Golf Course and at City parks, recreation aides, lifeguards, mowing crew and more.

“We wouldn’t be able to offer all the services we do to our residents if it wasn’t for the incredible team of part-time staff who do so much for our community each season,” Harrisonburg Director of Communications Michael Parks said. “Beautification of our parks, keeping you safe in the pool, helping your kids at one of our many summer programs – the City’s seasonal employees are a huge part of making the Friendly City what it is.”

The Lucy Simms Center is located at 620 Simms Ave.

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/job-fair
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Did you know the City of Harrisonburg posts all of its surplus property online?
Currently, the City has buses, motorcycles, and several other vehicles listed for auction.
All of our items are available for purchase by the public at: www.publicsurplus.com/sms/harrisonburg,va/list/current?orgid=14018
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Did you know the City of Harrisonburg posts all of its surplus property online?
Currently, the City has buses, motorcycles, and several other vehicles listed for auction.
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Please be aware, phone lines at City Hall and other City buildings are currently down due to an area outage. If you need to reach HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation, please call 540-434-1127 until further notice. If you need to contact the Harrisonburg Fire Department, please call the non-emergency ECC phone number at 540-434-4436. If you have an emergency, please call 911. ... See MoreSee Less

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how can land lines have an outage?

Are you looking for a seasonal job that allows you to work primarily outdoors and utilize your maintenance skills to upkeep the City's various athletic fields? If so, apply to the City of Harrisonburg's seasonal Athletic Field Maintenance Laborer position! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2717478/athletic-field-maintenance-laborer ... See MoreSee Less

Are you looking for a seasonal job that allows you to work primarily outdoors and utilize your maintenance skills to upkeep the Citys various athletic fields? If so, apply to the City of Harrisonburgs seasonal Athletic Field Maintenance Laborer position! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2717478/athletic-field-maintenance-laborer

City offices are closed today, Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.
City offices will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00am.

Trash for today, Monday, February 17 will be collected tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit are also closed today, Monday, February 17.
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City offices are closed today, Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day.
City offices will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00am.

Trash for today, Monday, February 17 will be collected tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit are also closed today, Monday, February 17.

Do you have an interest in GIS or geography and want to learn more about the City's responsibilities in these areas?
If so, consider applying for the GIS/Mapping (Seasonal) position with the Public Works Department!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2713339/gis-mapping-seasonal
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Do you have an interest in GIS or geography and want to learn more about the Citys responsibilities in these areas? 
If so, consider applying for the GIS/Mapping (Seasonal) position with the Public Works Department!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2713339/gis-mapping-seasonal

City offices will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Trash for tomorrow, Monday, February 17 will be collected on Tuesday, February 18.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will also be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 17.
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The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 2020 Census takers in the Harrisonburg area!
Census Takers’ work schedules are flexible. Learn more and apply online at 2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
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The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 2020 Census takers in the Harrisonburg area!
Census Takers’ work schedules are flexible. Learn more and apply online at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, February 17 will be collected on Tuesday, February 18.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, February 17.
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City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents Day.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, February 17 will be collected on Tuesday, February 18.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, February 17.

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Happy Valentines Day from the City of Harrisonburg!

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Thanks Ellie! Same to you.

Every year the Harrisonburg Police Department opens its doors to citizens within the community to learn more about the various jobs and duties of the department.

Not only do the participants get more insight into HPD, they get hands-on experience and participate in different scenarios that officers could potentially encounter.

In 2020, the Community Police Academy will begin on March 3rd through April 28th, every Tuesday of the week from 5:45pm to 9:00pm.

Applications are due TOMORROW, Friday, February 14, 2020.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-police-academy
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Every year the Harrisonburg Police Department opens its doors to citizens within the community to learn more about the various jobs and duties of the department.

Not only do the participants get more insight into HPD, they get hands-on experience and participate in different scenarios that officers could potentially encounter.

In 2020, the Community Police Academy will begin on March 3rd through April 28th, every Tuesday of the week from 5:45pm to 9:00pm.

Applications are due TOMORROW, Friday, February 14, 2020.

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-police-academy

Well, a bet’s a bet, and it’s time for us to pay up. Mayor Reed (Deanna Reed - Harrisonburg City Councilwoman) wore a North Dakota State University jersey at Tuesday night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting as part of our bet with The City of Fargo - Government Mayor Mahoney about the JMU-NDSU FCS National Championship game. Luckily it was a short meeting, and Mayor Reed got to take that thing off pretty quickly. Congrats again to JMU Football and North Dakota State Bison for great seasons, and we’re sure we’ll see you again soon, Mayor Mahoney! ... See MoreSee Less

Well, a bet’s a bet, and it’s time for us to pay up. Mayor Reed (Deanna Reed - Harrisonburg City Councilwoman) wore a North Dakota State University jersey at Tuesday night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting as part of our bet with The City of Fargo - Government Mayor Mahoney about the JMU-NDSU FCS National Championship game. Luckily it was a short meeting, and Mayor Reed got to take that thing off pretty quickly. Congrats again to JMU Football and North Dakota State Bison for great seasons, and we’re sure we’ll see you again soon, Mayor Mahoney!

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Good sport there coming through on your side of the wager and thank you for the support of the Dukes!

Sorry, Great Game though!

Mayor Reed, we think Bison yellow and green looks great on you. Thanks for being a great sport in this friendly competition. We're sure this won't be the last time our favorite teams meet.

Oh mannnnnnnnn. 🤣 Jacob Wilson

My neighbor in Brambleton, Va has an NDSU garden flag near the sidewalk. I've trained my dog to urinate on it as we go past.

Way to be a good sport! 💜💛🐶

What a good sport! Love it. Go Dukes! #Duke4life #JMU4Life 💜💛💜

Mayor Reed, you are a classy lady and a great sport. Love your expression in the pic. You’re the best!

Thank you Mayor Rees for being such a good sport. It was a good game and both teams deserve a high five.

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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets this evening at 7:00pm in council chambers!

All meetings are open to the public.

www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10158072995614675/?type=3&theaterCity Council meets Tuesday, February 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 City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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City Council meets this evening at 7:00pm in council chambers! 

All meetings are open to the public. 

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Harrisonburg, VA - Government

TODAY, Monday, Feb. 10th, is last day to register to vote in the March 3rd Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary. You can register or update your voting information until 11:59 pm here: www.elections.virginia.gov/register #VaElection2020 #TrustedInfo2020 #VAisForVoters ... See MoreSee Less

Are you seeking a leadership role in an office environment that greatly values teamwork, professionalism, and allows you to utilize your administrative skills? If so, consider applying to the Harrisonburg Fire Department's Office Manager position!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2705385/office-manager
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Are you seeking a leadership role in an office environment that greatly values teamwork, professionalism, and allows you to utilize your administrative skills? If so, consider applying to the Harrisonburg Fire Departments Office Manager position!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2705385/office-manager

Presidents' Day is a week away! Upcoming changes to city services:
City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Trash for Monday, February 17 will be collected on Tuesday, February 18.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, February 17.
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Do you want to utilize your driving skills for a part-time job that fits your flexible schedule? Do you like watching sports events? If so, the Field Trip Driver may be the right job for you as you'll get paid to drive Harrisonburg City Public Schools students to/from events and get to stay and watch the games/activities!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2690037/field-trip-driver
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Do you want to utilize your driving skills for a part-time job that fits your flexible schedule? Do you like watching sports events? If so, the Field Trip Driver may be the right job for you as youll get paid to drive Harrisonburg City Public Schools students to/from events and get to stay and watch the games/activities!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2690037/field-trip-driver

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this month on Thursday, February 27 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this month on Thursday, February 27 from 9am-4pm!

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Can you register to vote there

The City is seeking applications for Fire Chief with the Harrisonburg Fire Department. Learn more and apply online: governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2700132/fire-chief ... See MoreSee Less

The City is seeking applications for Fire Chief with the Harrisonburg Fire Department. Learn more and apply online: https://governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2700132/fire-chief

The 17th Annual Disc Golf Fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is TODAY, Saturday, February 8 at the Westover Park Disc Golf Course: www.harrisonburgva.gov/ice-bowl ... See MoreSee Less

The 17th Annual Disc Golf Fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is TODAY, Saturday, February 8 at the Westover Park Disc Golf Course: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/ice-bowl

City Council meets Tuesday, February 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 City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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City Council meets Tuesday, February 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 City Council agenda items online through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments

Do you want to utilize your experience in emergency communications to further your career while also having a direct impact in the local community? If so, consider applying for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center's (HRECC) Director of Emergency Communications position, where you can join a team of professionals who play a vital role in ensuring the public receives emergency assistance in times of crisis.
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2708842/director-of-emergency-communications
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Do you want to utilize your experience in emergency communications to further your career while also having a direct impact in the local community? If so, consider applying for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Centers (HRECC) Director of Emergency Communications position, where you can join a team of professionals who play a vital role in ensuring the public receives emergency assistance in times of crisis.
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2708842/director-of-emergency-communications

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The City of Harrisonburg’s Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center will play host to a number of free discussions this month focused on exploring and honoring African American history in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.
The first of three events will take place this Saturday, February 8, as “Remembering Black Baseball in Virginia” brings a reunion of baseball players from leagues around the Shenandoah Valley to the center from 2-4pm. Darrel Howard, author of “Sunday Coming: Black Baseball in Virginia,” will speak during the event.
Brian Johnson, author of “Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul,” will host a discussion at the City’s second Black History Month event on Saturday, February 15, from 2-4pm. Johnson’s historical fiction novel chronicles the life of a young girl who is stolen from her African village and enslaved on a plantation in Virginia. The author will share his research and discuss his experiences writing this book.
The third event, to be held Saturday, February 22, from 2-4pm, will feature a discussion of The Genesis Project. Jeff Taylor and the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project will discuss the effort to preserve and record grave sites for slaves and freed slaves all over the Shenandoah Valley.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/black-history-monthThe City of Harrisonburg's Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center will play host to a number of free discussions this month focused on exploring and honoring African American history in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Our first of the three events will take place this Saturday, February 8 from 2 - 4pm. For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
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The City of Harrisonburg’s Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center will play host to a number of free discussions this month focused on exploring and honoring African American history in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.
The first of three events will take place this Saturday, February 8, as “Remembering Black Baseball in Virginia” brings a reunion of baseball players from leagues around the Shenandoah Valley to the center from 2-4pm. Darrel Howard, author of “Sunday Coming: Black Baseball in Virginia,” will speak during the event.
Brian Johnson, author of “Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul,” will host a discussion at the City’s second Black History Month event on Saturday, February 15, from 2-4pm. Johnson’s historical fiction novel chronicles the life of a young girl who is stolen from her African village and enslaved on a plantation in Virginia. The author will share his research and discuss his experiences writing this book.
The third event, to be held Saturday, February 22, from 2-4pm, will feature a discussion of The Genesis Project. Jeff Taylor and the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project will discuss the effort to preserve and record grave sites for slaves and freed slaves all over the Shenandoah Valley.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/black-history-month

Do you want to utilize your emergency services background to ensure the Harrisonburg Fire Department has outstanding programs related to training, health, safety, and wellness? If so, consider applying for the Fire Department's Training / Health & Safety Officer!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2705298/training-health-safety-officer
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Do you want to utilize your emergency services background to ensure the Harrisonburg Fire Department has outstanding programs related to training, health, safety, and wellness? If so, consider applying for the Fire Departments Training / Health & Safety Officer! 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2705298/training-health-safety-officer

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The public meeting for the study of South Main Street (Route 11) between Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road and Mosby Road, as well as the intersection of Erickson and Pear Street, is today from 5pm-6:30pm at Harrisonburg Public Works, 320 E Mosby Rd:The City and VDOT are assessing potential safety and congestion improvements along South Main St in Harrisonburg from Erickson Ave/Stone Spring Rd to Mosby Rd and at the intersection of Erickson Ave & Pear St.
A public meeting for this study will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Public Works, 320 E Mosby Rd.
Learn more about this project and take an online survey through:
www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/harrisonburg_-_south_main_street_corridor_and_erickson_aven...
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The public meeting for the study of South Main Street (Route 11) between Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road and Mosby Road, as well as the intersection of Erickson and Pear Street, is today from 5pm-6:30pm at Harrisonburg Public Works, 320 E Mosby Rd:

Pre-registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Blacks Run Clean Up Day and Arbor Day on Saturday, April 18! www.harrisonburgva.gov/cleanstream-clean-up-day ... See MoreSee Less

Pre-registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Blacks Run Clean Up Day and Arbor Day on Saturday, April 18! https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/cleanstream-clean-up-day

The Commissioners & Cans Food and Fund Drive, an annual partnership between The Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia and the Virginia Federation of Food banks will span statewide once again February 1st-February 15th.
The City of Harrisonburg Commissioner of the Revenue office is participating in City Hall (409 S Main St)! The Blue Ridge Food Bank donation barrel has been placed in the Real Estate office and they would appreciate any donations.
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The Commissioners & Cans Food and Fund Drive, an annual partnership between The Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia and the Virginia Federation of Food banks will span statewide once again February 1st-February 15th. 
The City of Harrisonburg Commissioner of the Revenue office is participating in City Hall (409 S Main St)! The Blue Ridge Food Bank donation barrel has been placed in the Real Estate office and they would appreciate any donations.

We hope you are enjoying this warm February weather in #harrisonburg! Purcell Park is a great place to be on days like today! ... See MoreSee Less

We hope you are enjoying this warm February weather in #Harrisonburg! Purcell Park is a great place to be on days like today!

Temperatures are in the 60s today in #harrisonburg! A great way to start the week! ... See MoreSee Less

Temperatures are in the 60s today in #Harrisonburg! A great way to start the week!

The Harrisonburg Police Department will be offering Police Officer Testing on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Learn more about this and Police Officer employment opportunities with HPD: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2697026/police-officer-testing-employment-opport... ... See MoreSee Less

The Harrisonburg Police Department will be offering Police Officer Testing on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Learn more about this and Police Officer employment opportunities with HPD: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2697026/police-officer-testing-employment-opportunities

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Please have a safe and fun Super Bowl Sunday! Be sure to remind everyone that "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk."

Enjoy responsibly with these tips:

Hosts:
-Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers before kick-off or help arrange ride-sharing with other sober drivers.
-Serve plenty of food.
-Offer a variety of non-alcoholic choices like soft drinks, juice, and water.
-Determine ahead of time when you’ll stop serving alcohol, such as one hour before the party ends or at the end of the third quarter (just like NFL stadiums) and begin serving coffee and dessert.
-Add the numbers of local cab companies into your phone so they are just one touch away.
-Take appropriate steps to prevent anyone from driving while impaired.
-Be prepared for guests to spend the night if an alternative way home is not available.

Guests:
-Designate your sober driver before the party begins and leave your car keys at home if you plan to drink.
-Before you go out, add the numbers for local cab companies in your cell phone so if you find yourself in need of a ride, it is just one touch away.
-Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself—eat enough food, take breaks and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
-Take appropriate steps to prevent anyone from driving while impaired. Remember, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
-Always buckle up – it’s your best defense on the road.
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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Applications for the 2020 Community Police Academy are due in two weeks on February 14!You can now apply to the Community Police Academy for 2020!
The Harrisonburg Community Police Academy is an opportunity to learn more about the various jobs and duties of the Harrisonburg Police Department, including hands-on experiences with different scenarios that officers could encounter.
The program starts in March and applications are due February 14.
Find the application at: www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-police-academy
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Applications for the 2020 Community Police Academy are due in two weeks on February 14!

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Renew your dog tags - city dog licenses are due by tomorrow, Friday, January 31.The City wants to reminds residents to purchase a license for their pups by January 31.
Individuals owning a dog within the city are required to obtain a dog license for each dog they own. In order to obtain a dog license, the dog’s owner must present a valid rabies certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian for each dog. This applies to all dogs 16 weeks of age and older, regardless if it is an indoor or outdoor dog.
Dog licenses are available at the Harrisonburg Treasurer’s Office, 409 South Main Street or at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Road.

The tag that is given must be placed on the dog’s collar, especially if the dog is off of the owner’s property.
Additional information, pricing guides, and the purchase form are all available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/dog-license.
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Renew your dog tags - city dog licenses are due by tomorrow, Friday, January 31.

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall TOMORROW, Thursday, January 30 from 9am-4pm!

The City of Harrisonburg has moved to reduce the speed limit on a stretch of Grattan Street near Downtown after hearing a number of concerns from area residents about speeding and cut-through traffic.
Harrisonburg City Council voted on Tuesday, January 28, to reduce the speed limit to 15 miles per hour on Grattan Street between Main Street and Mason Street at the recommendation of the City’s Transportation Safety & Advisory Commission. City staff had collected data which indicated that existing cut-through traffic and vehicle speeds are not safe given the narrow width of the road.

The new speed limit is effective as of today, and new speed limit signs were installed this morning. It is the City’s hope that this action will lower speeds on the street and discourage cut-through traffic.
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still will drive, better than going on Cantrell, Yes i said Cantrell

Thank you for making our street safer!!

What they need to do is know how to set traffic lights right

Just by putting up a sign??? Ha , only people using that as a cut thru is students. Goodluck. This town is quickly becoming a traffic nightmare and the remedies are getting more and more evident that whoever's in charge is failing.

JMU expands and harrisonburg does nothing but put in a speed limit to deal with thousands of new people lol

Triple traffic fines for all JMU students.

Great first step. How about traffic calming measures on the street as well? Narrow the road with curb bump-outs and other treatments that slow down cars. Speed tables?

Just another racket to get money from tickets. The sign will have no effect on people cutting through.

The only solution for that is no students rentals for all blocks on Grattan street and city neighborhoods.

Great! Let’s work on the speeding down East Weaver Ave. next please. We have small children that live on this street and many speeders that cut through our neighborhood

Putting up a sign does not keep anyone from speeding. They need to also do something on Mason close to Grattan. My daughter lives on Mason close to the Grattan street. Everyday I see cars flying above 25, mainly student aged driver's. My grandson almost got hit when trying to get on a school bus. Signs are informative but does no good if they aren't enforced.

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4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets this evening at 7:00pm in Council Chambers at 409 S Main St. All meetings are open to the public.Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, January 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 City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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City Council meets this evening at 7:00pm in Council Chambers at 409 S Main St. All meetings are open to the public.

This afternoon between 1pm and 3pm, crews will be working to install a new traffic signal along North Main Street at Main and Elizabeth streets as part of the City’s Streetscape efforts to beautify our Downtown.
Please use caution if work is taking place during your commute and follow any posted caution signs.
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The City of Harrisonburg is seeking public input on recommendations regarding parking in the City’s Downtown area. A forum held on January 22 introduced residents to recommendations derived through a series of public meetings and more than 1,000 survey results. Some recommendations the City received through the process focused on instituting parking requirements for new development in Downtown, investing in improved wayfinding and technology systems to help drivers locate available parking, promoting shared parking agreements and investigating fee-for-use possibilities, among other options.

The new online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/XCD7QY8 asks participants to rank their agreement with individual recommendations and provides an opportunity to add any additional feedback a participants wishes to provide to the City.

The online survey will be available through Friday, February 7, 2020.
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The City of Harrisonburg is seeking public input on recommendations regarding parking in the City’s Downtown area. A forum held on January 22 introduced residents to recommendations derived through a series of public meetings and more than 1,000 survey results. Some recommendations the City received through the process focused on instituting parking requirements for new development in Downtown, investing in improved wayfinding and technology systems to help drivers locate available parking, promoting shared parking agreements and investigating fee-for-use possibilities, among other options.

The new online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XCD7QY8 asks participants to rank their agreement with individual recommendations and provides an opportunity to add any additional feedback a participants wishes to provide to the City.

The online survey will be available through Friday, February 7, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 2020 Census takers in the Harrisonburg area!
Census Takers’ work schedules are flexible. Training starts next month. Learn more and apply online at 2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
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The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 2020 Census takers in the Harrisonburg area!
Census Takers’ work schedules are flexible. Training starts next month. Learn more and apply online at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

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

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

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Question: May I get the “REAL ID” update on Thurs. if I have the required credentials.?

The City and VDOT are assessing potential safety and congestion improvements along South Main St in Harrisonburg from Erickson Ave/Stone Spring Rd to Mosby Rd and at the intersection of Erickson Ave & Pear St.
A public meeting for this study will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Public Works, 320 E Mosby Rd.
Learn more about this project and take an online survey through:
www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/harrisonburg_-_south_main_street_corridor_and_erickson_aven...
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The City and VDOT are assessing potential safety and congestion improvements along South Main St in Harrisonburg from Erickson Ave/Stone Spring Rd to Mosby Rd and at the intersection of Erickson Ave & Pear St.
A public meeting for this study will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Public Works, 320 E Mosby Rd.
Learn more about this project and take an online survey through: 
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/harrisonburg_-_south_main_street_corridor_and_erickson_avenue_-_pear_street_intersection.asp

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Build a Through way like Charlottesville did with Route 29 near Rio.

Let's build a highschool on South Main St. Sure it will help the congestion on S Main St.

Build overpass that goes over s Main Street, stone spring and Erickson for traffic making left/right on Erickson/stone spring because traffic will increase double with school traffic. S Main would go straight through north and south. The traffic is always busy on s Main Street both ways there. Question for city:when is Erickson/Garbers Church Rd going to be completed? Dealing with two schools there. It’s a mess morning and evenings

Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, January 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 City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, January 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 City Council agenda items online through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments

The City wants to reminds residents to purchase a license for their pups by January 31.
Individuals owning a dog within the city are required to obtain a dog license for each dog they own. In order to obtain a dog license, the dog’s owner must present a valid rabies certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian for each dog. This applies to all dogs 16 weeks of age and older, regardless if it is an indoor or outdoor dog.
Dog licenses are available at the Harrisonburg Treasurer’s Office, 409 South Main Street or at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Road.

The tag that is given must be placed on the dog’s collar, especially if the dog is off of the owner’s property.
Additional information, pricing guides, and the purchase form are all available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/dog-license.
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The City wants to reminds residents to purchase a license for their pups by January 31.
Individuals owning a dog within the city are required to obtain a dog license for each dog they own. In order to obtain a dog license, the dog’s owner must present a valid rabies certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian for each dog. This applies to all dogs 16 weeks of age and older, regardless if it is an indoor or outdoor dog.
Dog licenses are available at the Harrisonburg Treasurer’s Office, 409 South Main Street or at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Road.

The tag that is given must be placed on the dog’s collar, especially if the dog is off of the owner’s property.
Additional information, pricing guides, and the purchase form are all available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/dog-license.

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Mary Jo Delagarza Brandon Delagarza 😉

Oh my we should

Look at those 2 pretty models! ❤️😁

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 2020 Census takers in the Harrisonburg area!
Census Takers’ work schedules are flexible. Training starts next month. Learn more and apply online at 2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
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The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 2020 Census takers in the Harrisonburg area!
Census Takers’ work schedules are flexible. Training starts next month. Learn more and apply online at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

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Do you want to utilize your customer service skills and knowledge to help ensure that citizens and local businesses receive quality water and sewer services? If so, the Public Utilities Department's Customer Care Representative position may be the right career for you! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2671670/customer-care-representative ... See MoreSee Less

Do you want to utilize your customer service skills and knowledge to help ensure that citizens and local businesses receive quality water and sewer services? If so, the Public Utilities Departments Customer Care Representative position may be the right career for you! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2671670/customer-care-representative

1 month ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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So happy its complete - looks great. Thank you! 🙂

My route is open again!!! Looks awesome!!

I’ve seen entire roads repaired on the Outer Backs during a hurricane, in days I might add

Finally. Hope there will also new stores in this part of the street!

awesome job everybody

If anyone need a good cleaning after the construction for your Bussines. Or home. Call Ana’s perfect cleaning 540-830-9386

Finally!

Finally

Bout time...

Yay!

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Do you want to make a difference in the community by utilizing your construction and inspection skills to enhance the quality of life for citizens and protect the public interest? If so, the City of Harrisonburg's Public Works' Construction Program Inspector Senior position may be a great fit for you!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2685049/construction-program-inspector-senior
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Do you want to make a difference in the community by utilizing your construction and inspection skills to enhance the quality of life for citizens and protect the public interest? If so, the City of Harrisonburgs Public Works Construction Program Inspector Senior position may be a great fit for you!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2685049/construction-program-inspector-senior

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.
If you are looking for ways to get involved and volunteer in Harrisonburg, check out these opportunities: www.harrisonburgva.gov/get-involved
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The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.
If you are looking for ways to get involved and volunteer in Harrisonburg, check out these opportunities: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/get-involved

City offices are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
City offices will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00am.

Trash for today, Monday, January 20 will be collected on Tuesday, January 21.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed today, Monday, January 20.

Only HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Routes 1-6, SHOPPER, reduced ICS service, and night routes will operate today.
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City offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00am.

Trash for tomorrow, Monday, January 20 will be collected on Tuesday, January 21.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 20.
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You can now apply to the Community Police Academy for 2020!
The Harrisonburg Community Police Academy is an opportunity to learn more about the various jobs and duties of the Harrisonburg Police Department, including hands-on experiences with different scenarios that officers could encounter.
The program starts in March and applications are due February 14.
Find the application at: www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-police-academy
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You can now apply to the Community Police Academy for 2020! 
The Harrisonburg Community Police Academy is an opportunity to learn more about the various jobs and duties of the Harrisonburg Police Department, including hands-on experiences with different scenarios that officers could encounter.
The program starts in March and applications are due February 14.
Find the application at: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-police-academy

We're hiring! Consider a career with the City of Harrisonburg!
Current opportunities: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg
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Were hiring! Consider a career with the City of Harrisonburg!
Current opportunities: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg

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Shannon Marie Wiland

City offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, January 20 will be collected on Tuesday, January 21.

The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, January 20..

Bus service: Only Routes 1-6, SHOPPER, reduced ICS service, and night routes will operate.
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City offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00am.

Trash for Monday, January 20 will be collected on Tuesday, January 21.

The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, January 20..

Bus service: Only Routes 1-6, SHOPPER, reduced ICS service, and night routes will operate.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 10am to 7pm Saturday.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of less than one inch with ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch.

Precipitation may briefly start as snow before quickly changing to sleet and freezing rain. Precipitation will change to rain late in the day.

Plan on slippery road conditions.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.
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Do you want to use your information systems technology knowledge and skill set to help the Harrisonburg Police Department enhance the quality of life for the local community? If so, the Systems Analyst position within the Police Department may be the right career for you! Learn more and apply online:
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2686088/departmental-systems-analyst
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Do you want to use your information systems technology knowledge and skill set to help the Harrisonburg Police Department enhance the quality of life for the local community?  If so, the Systems Analyst position within the Police Department may be the right career for you! Learn more and apply online:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2686088/departmental-systems-analyst

The City of Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation facilities will briefly close tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, to allow staff members to attend the funeral of Cecil Gilkerson.
Gilkerson, who passed away last week, was the founder of Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation Department. He dedicated much of his life to improving parks and recreation facilities and programing in Harrisonburg and across Virginia. The Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center at Westover Park is named in his honor as recognition of his service to the community.

Facilities will be closed on Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am, but outdoor locations will still be accessible for users. Facilities closing include the Community Activities Center, Westover Pool, Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center and the Price Rotary Senior Center. All facilities will resume normal hours at 11:30am. The Heritage Oaks Golf Course Clubhouse will still be open, but will not be accepting any new tee times during these hours. Already scheduled tee times will be honored.

Any programs scheduled for this time also will not take place. Program supervisors and instructors will work with program participants about any possible rescheduling.
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Harrisonburg, VA - Government

A nice willow oak tree was planted, one of a few, on Heritage Oaks Golf Course hole #9 today replacing dwindling trees that were recently removed. The willow oak was removed from underneath power lines on Lucy Drive and now has a proper home to grow and add to the beauty of Heritage Oaks Golf Course! Thank you Harrisonburg Public Works and Heritage Oaks Golf Course maintenance for replacing these trees and properly placing others so they may live a long life in our parks.
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I have never seen A nice Willow Oak.They are out of their range here& They are A dirty tree.

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Well, it’s taken us a few days to get over how exciting the game was, but the time has come to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Mayor Mahoney, The City of Fargo - Government and their North Dakota State Bison. A bet’s a bet, and we’re ready to pay up… as soon as we get those chippers you’re sending to help us move on from Saturday! Mayor Deanna Reed - Harrisonburg City Councilwoman will be digging her jersey out of storage to wear at an upcoming Council meeting, and then we’ll set our sights on beating you next time around! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The first City Council meeting of 2020 is this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157985806939675/?type=3&theaterThe first City Council meeting of 2020 is Tuesday, January 14 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 City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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The first City Council meeting of 2020 is this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
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The Community Conversation originally scheduled for today at noon has been cancelled.
City Council will be meeting today at 7pm and all meetings are open to the public.
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