Harrisonburg

The totals are in!
Thank you again to the 700 volunteers that picked up 3.8 tons of refuse (and 25 tires) last Saturday during Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day!
Mark your calendars for next year - the event date for 2020 is set for Saturday, April 11!
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection is today for Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents from 8am to 12pm.

Take your leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients to the Rockingham County Landfill, 813 Greendale Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 to safely dispose of these products.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/hazardous-waste-collection
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection is today for Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents from 8am to 12pm.

Take your leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients to the Rockingham County Landfill, 813 Greendale Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 to safely dispose of these products.

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/hazardous-waste-collection

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

City Council meets Tuesday, April 23 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, April 23 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

Bluestone Trail at Purcell Park on this cloudy Friday in #Harrisonburg. It may be calling for storms today, but the beautiful spring colors brighten things up. Stay safe everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

Bluestone Trail at Purcell Park on this cloudy Friday in #Harrisonburg. It may be calling for storms today, but the beautiful spring colors brighten things up. Stay safe everyone!

Another beautiful afternoon in #Harrisonburg and another beautiful view of Court Square! ... See MoreSee Less

Another beautiful afternoon in #Harrisonburg and another beautiful view of Court Square!

3 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Looking great Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation!Spring is here and staff is working hard on the next phase of the Community Activities Center Pollinator garden! Now for some mulch and to watch our Harrisonburg park burst with color! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center held their annual Communicator of the Year Ceremony yesterday as a part of #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek. Congratulations to Communicator of the Year April Lantz! Thank you HRECC for all you do!Yesterday at our Communicator of the Year Ceremony Senior Communicator April Lantz was named the 2018 Communicator of the Year.

Congratulations April and thank you for your service! #911PROUD
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The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center held their annual Communicator of the Year Ceremony yesterday as a part of #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek. Congratulations to Communicator of the Year April Lantz! Thank you HRECC for all you do!Image attachment

In person absentee voting for the June 2019 Primary starts next week on Friday, April 26. The sample ballot is available online as well as other important info and deadlines: www.harrisonburgva.gov/june-2019-primary ... See MoreSee Less

In person absentee voting for the June 2019 Primary starts next week on Friday, April 26. The sample ballot is available online as well as other important info and deadlines: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/june-2019-primary

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4 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg City Hall - April 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Harrisonburg City Hall - April 2019

One of our favorite views each spring in #Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less

One of our favorite views each spring in #Harrisonburg!

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Love, love this picture!! 💕❤️💕✌🏻💕❤️💕

My town!

Beautiful spring scenery today from Purcell Park in #Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful spring scenery today from Purcell Park in #Harrisonburg!

5 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped clean up Harrisonburg and Blacks Run this past weekend!

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www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/posts/10156434025064624 #BRCD2019
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Court Square in #Harrisonburg - Monday, April 15, 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Court Square in #Harrisonburg - Monday, April 15, 2019

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week. Thank you to emergency dispatchers everywhere and thank you Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center for all you do for our community and working to help keep us safe! ... See MoreSee Less

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week. Thank you to emergency dispatchers everywhere and thank you Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center for all you do for our community and working to help keep us safe!

6 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Photos from Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt at Westover Park!We had a blast at this year's Easter Egg Hunt! Thank you to our event volunteers and to all who came out on this beautiful day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection is this Saturday, April 20 from 8am to 12pm.

Take your leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients to the Rockingham County Landfill, 813 Greendale Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 to safely dispose of these products.

This is open to Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/hazardous-waste-collection
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection is this Saturday, April 20 from 8am to 12pm.

Take your leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients to the Rockingham County Landfill, 813 Greendale Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 to safely dispose of these products.

This is open to Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents.

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/hazardous-waste-collection

Do you have experience providing administrative services support and want to make a direct impact on the local community by being part of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Leadership Team?
If so, consider applying for the Administrative Manager at Parks and Recreation! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2406934/administrative-manager
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Do you have experience providing administrative services support and want to make a direct impact on the local community by being part of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Leadership Team? 
If so, consider applying for the Administrative Manager at Parks and Recreation! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2406934/administrative-manager

Excited for Game of Thrones tonight? Did you know the American Red Cross and HBO are issuing a call for blood donors to bleed #ForTheThrone this month?

www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/hbogameofthrones.html

The City is also sponsoring a blood drive this month with the American Red Cross on April 24, 2019.

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Excited for Game of Thrones tonight? Did you know the American Red Cross and HBO are issuing a call for blood donors to bleed #ForTheThrone this month?

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/hbogameofthrones.html

The City is also sponsoring a blood drive this month with the American Red Cross on April 24, 2019. 

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#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this month on Thursday, April 25 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall this month on Thursday, April 25 from 9am-4pm!

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*PLEASE NOTE - the April 25th DMV Connect at City Hall has been cancelled. The next DMV Connect at City Hall is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2019.

The Harrisonburg Easter Egg Hunt is this morning at 10am at Westover Park.
Everyone will meet in the gymnasium of the Community Activities Center prior to heading to their designated location.
This event is for city residents only.
Please arrive early as the egg hunt doesn't last long!

The Easter Bunny will be also be on location for pictures, so bring your cameras!
www.harrisonburgva.gov/easter-egg-hunt
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The Harrisonburg Easter Egg Hunt is this morning at 10am at Westover Park.
Everyone will meet in the gymnasium of the Community Activities Center prior to heading to their designated location.  
This event is for city residents only. 
Please arrive early as the egg hunt doesnt last long! 

The Easter Bunny will be also be on location for pictures, so bring your cameras!
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/easter-egg-hunt

TODAY is Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day! You can still sign up this morning starting at 9am at the Ice House, 217 S Liberty St!
Volunteers are asked to take pictures and use #BRCD2019 to show others through social media what great work is being done on the day of the event as well as a chance to win prizes!
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View from Court Square on this rainy Friday in #Harrisonburg. #HappyFriday ... See MoreSee Less

View from Court Square on this rainy Friday in #Harrisonburg. #HappyFriday

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We live in a beautiful place!

Yes!

The City of Harrisonburg will host its annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day this weekend.
On Saturday, April 13 the event will begin at 9:00am at the roundabout area of the Ice House, 217 S. Liberty St.

Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up to help remove trash and debris from Blacks Run, a local impaired waterway. If additional volunteers would like to sign up on April 13, please go to the registration desk at 9:00am.

Educational displays will be available to the community from 9:00am until 12:00pm at the “Green Scene,” which is open to anyone interested in learning about local environmental initiatives and will also be located in the roundabout area.

Volunteers are asked to take pictures and use #BRCD2019 to show others through social media what great work is being done on the day of the event as well as a chance to win prizes!

www.facebook.com/events/367557633975919/

Additional information on Blacks Run Clean Up Day can be found at www.cleanstream.org.
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The City of Harrisonburg will host its annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day this weekend.
On Saturday, April 13 the event will begin at 9:00am at the roundabout area of the Ice House, 217 S. Liberty St. 

Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up to help remove trash and debris from Blacks Run, a local impaired waterway. If additional volunteers would like to sign up on April 13, please go to the registration desk at 9:00am.

Educational displays will be available to the community from 9:00am until 12:00pm at the “Green Scene,” which is open to anyone interested in learning about local environmental initiatives and will also be located in the roundabout area.

Volunteers are asked to take pictures and use #BRCD2019 to show others through social media what great work is being done on the day of the event as well as a chance to win prizes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/367557633975919/

Additional information on Blacks Run Clean Up Day can be found at www.cleanstream.org.

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for a creative Dance Instructor who can help the Dance Program continue to meet its mission of providing a supportive recreational environment. Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2408140/dance-instructor ... See MoreSee Less

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for a creative Dance Instructor who can help the Dance Program continue to meet its mission of providing a supportive recreational environment. Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2408140/dance-instructor

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Whether furry 🐹 or scaly 🐍
Four-legged 🐇 or feathered 🐦
Your pets bring joy daily 💓
So make a kit together! 🐾

Show your love today by getting your pet ready for disasters: ready.gov/pets

#NationalPetDay
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1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

What talented staff Harrisonburg has! Thank you to the Harrisonburg Public Works Department for your continued assistance with our Olympic Pool renovations. We're getting close to project completion! ... See MoreSee Less

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Water service has been restored to customers in the vicinity of Reservoir Street between MLK Jr. Way and South Carlton Street. Thank you for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

During National Work Zone Awareness Week we're bringing work zone safety to the forefront. Safely navigate work zones by following these driving tips:

#NWZAW #DriveLikeYouWorkHere #BeCautious #TheRoadisOurOffice👷‍♂️ 👷
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Spring 2019 in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

Spring 2019 in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia

The proposed 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 proposed 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

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Vote wisely next election...

Does this include the $1,000,000.00 for the new high school?

1 percent tax increase this year, never mind the 30% increase since 2010 in the middle of the recession.

Another beautiful spring day in #Harrisonburg! This photo is from Ralph Sampson Park this afternoon!

#HarrisonburgParks
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Another beautiful spring day in #Harrisonburg! This photo is from Ralph Sampson Park this afternoon! 

#HarrisonburgParks

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Nature's beauty

Beautiful!

The Public Utilities Department will be working to repair a water line along Reservoir Street beginning tomorrow, April 11. The work will require the closure of the north bound lane of Reservoir Street from MLK Jr. Way to South Carlton.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution in this area and consider alternate routes. It is anticipated that all work should be completed by the close of business the same day.
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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the Harrisonburg Fire Department is launching a social media campaign to remind drivers to avoid distractions and move over when emergency vehicles are operating along a roadway.

New research from the National Fire Protection Association shows that the second leading cause of death for firefighters is being struck by a motor vehicle. The campaign will feature firefighters and their families, underscoring the impact of failing to move over for emergency responders.

In Virginia, drivers must yield right‐of‐way to stopped emergency vehicles or reduce speed around stopped emergency vehicles operating on highways. When changing lanes is not a safe option for a driver upon approaching an emergency vehicle with its lights activated, drivers are to proceed with caution. Failure to yield or reduce speed can result in a traffic infraction, and penalties are higher if the driver’s actions result in injury or death.

“Our firefighters’ safety is paramount on any call, especially those which require us to operate on a highway or busy roadway,” said Fire Chief Ian Bennett. He added, “please help keep us safe and make sure our firefighters go home to their families at the end of each shift by slowing down, moving over and paying attention when passing any emergency scene.”

The Harrisonburg Fire Department reminds drivers to be aware when approaching stopped emergency vehicles along roadways for their own safety, the safety of firefighters, and other emergency workers operating at the scene.

Harrisonburg Fire Department
#Moveover so everyone goes home. We look forward to sharing some of our many reasons to go home. Help us make sure we go home.
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We just can’t get enough of the beautiful blooming trees in #Harrisonburg! #spring ... See MoreSee Less

We just can’t get enough of the beautiful blooming trees in #Harrisonburg! #spring

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

This week is #NationalVolunteerAppreciationWeek! We are so thankful for the many different volunteers in the Harrisonburg area!
And another volunteer opportunity is coming up: Volunteer to help clean up Blacks Run and Harrisonburg this Saturday, April 13 for the 22nd Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day!
Pre-registration closes TOMORROW:
www.harrisonburgva.gov/cleanstream-clean-up-day
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This week is #NationalVolunteerAppreciationWeek! We are so thankful for the many different volunteers in the Harrisonburg area! 
And another volunteer opportunity is coming up: Volunteer to help clean up Blacks Run and Harrisonburg this Saturday, April 13 for the 22nd Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day!
Pre-registration closes TOMORROW:
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/cleanstream-clean-up-day

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets today at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157224052444675/?type=3&theaterStay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

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!
The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157224052444675/?type=3&theater

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week.
A reminder that Public Works has started the annual paving of roadways throughout Harrisonburg.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution when traveling around crews working along the roadway.National Work Zone Awareness Week is here. Take a look at 2018 work zones by the numbers. Remember to proceed with caution and be safe when driving AND working in #workzones #DriveLikeYouWorkHere #NWZAW 👷👷‍♂️
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This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week. 
A reminder that Public Works has started the annual paving of roadways throughout Harrisonburg. 
Motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution when traveling around crews working along the roadway.

Do you want a summer job that allows you to work outside while gaining valuable experience related to field utilities and GIS? If so, consider applying for the Public Utilities Trainee position!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2390557/public-utilities-trainee
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Do you want a summer job that allows you to work outside while gaining valuable experience related to field utilities and GIS? If so, consider applying for the Public Utilities Trainee position!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2390557/public-utilities-trainee

The Harrisonburg Fire Department is now on Instagram! If you're on Instagram, be sure to follow them at: www.instagram.com/HarrisonburgFD/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Harrisonburg Fire Department is now on Instagram! If youre on Instagram, be sure to follow them at: https://www.instagram.com/HarrisonburgFD/

The 22nd Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day is this Saturday, April 13!
Don't forget to pre-register before April 10 at noon! The form (as well as more information) can be found online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/cleanstream-clean-up-day
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The 22nd Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day is this Saturday, April 13!
Dont forget to pre-register before April 10 at noon! The form (as well as more information) can be found online through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/cleanstream-clean-up-day

Do you want to utilize your customer service skills and knowledge of golf to help guests at the Heritage Oaks Golf Course Pro Shop?
If so, consider applying for the seasonal Golf Pro Shop Attendant position! Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2402422/golf-pro-shop-attendant
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Do you want to utilize your customer service skills and knowledge of golf to help guests at the Heritage Oaks Golf Course Pro Shop? 
If so, consider applying for the seasonal Golf Pro Shop Attendant position! Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2402422/golf-pro-shop-attendant
The Harrisonburg Fire Department is #hiring full-time Firefighters!
Learn more and apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2402392/firefighter

Spring cleaning? The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection date is Saturday, April 20 from 8am-12pm at the Rockingham County Landfill: www.harrisonburgva.gov/hazardous-waste-collection ... See MoreSee Less

Spring cleaning? The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection date is Saturday, April 20 from 8am-12pm at the Rockingham County Landfill: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/hazardous-waste-collection

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Anna Bonham we should clean out our basement!

There is a giveaway event today for prom dresses, accessories, & shoes at the Simms Center from 12-3pm! www.harrisonburgva.gov/prom-dress-drive ... See MoreSee Less

There is a giveaway event today for prom dresses, accessories, & shoes at the Simms Center from 12-3pm! http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/prom-dress-drive

Consider a career with the Harrisonburg Police Department! The City is #hiring a part-time Police Community Services Aide. Learn more about this opportunity and apply online: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2377475/police-community-services-aide ... See MoreSee Less

Consider a career with the Harrisonburg Police Department! The City is #hiring a part-time Police Community Services Aide. Learn more about this opportunity and apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2377475/police-community-services-aide

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

We love watching the progress on Westover Pool! www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/posts/10156415066379624?__tn__=-RGreat progress was made this week! Our Olympic Pool has been plastered and is ready to fill with water! The water protects the new surface as staff will perform special maintenance for 30 days, preparing the pool for the summer season. Stay tuned for pool deck and splash pad installation photos next week! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The Harrisonburg Fire Department said it best - thank you to all the area emergency responders!The saying it takes a village couldn't have been more true last week at the fire. Thank you to all the emergency responders who showed up that day to help. This is what brotherhood and sisterhood is all about. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fire of all fires

Ryan Lester JD Lester

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Applications for the Community Fire Academy with the Harrisonburg Fire Department are due TODAY!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157186535954675/?type=3&theaterThe Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) is excited to announce their first fire citizens academy!
The purpose of the academy is to educate Harrisonburg city residents about how the Harrisonburg Fire Department operates and serves the community. The seven‐week program will provide city residents a hands‐on opportunity to learn about the many facets of the fire department including fire prevention, suppression and special operations.
In addition to learning about the different functions of the department, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a ride‐a‐long on an HFD apparatus.
The Community Fire Academy will take place on Tuesday evenings between May 7th and June 18th from 6pm to 8pm at HFD Station 1 located at 80 Maryland Ave. in Harrisonburg.
The academy is open to Harrisonburg city residents, 18 years and older, and is free of charge.
Learn more and download the application or apply online: www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-fire-academy
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Applications for the Community Fire Academy with the Harrisonburg Fire Department are due TODAY! 
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

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, April 9 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

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

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

The City of Harrisonburg will host a pre‐construction meeting related to downtown infrastructure improvements on Friday, April 12 at 9:00am in City Council Chambers.

The meeting will outline two projects to improve downtown infrastructure. The first is Streetscape Phase III, which continues the downtown streetscape improvements including brick paver sidewalks along both sides of Main Street, from Elizabeth Street to Wolfe Street.

Second, city staff will provide information about a project that will replace both water and sewer lines along East Market Street, from Main to Mason Streets.
These public utilities lines are some of the oldest in the city and need to be replaced.

Part of this project will also improve the sidewalks along Market Street to include the brick paver style hardscaping used elsewhere in conjunction with the City’s Streetscape Plan.

The April 12 public meeting is part of efforts by both the City and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance to aid in providing information on the scope and schedule of these projects as well as to answer the questions from downtown businesses, residents and members of the larger public.

Currently, it is anticipated that these projects will overlap, with the Streetscape Phase III improvements set to begin at the end of April and the Market Street improvements to begin in early May. The City and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance are working diligently to ensure disruption to downtown businesses is minimized.
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Today is #NationalWalkingDay! And what a beautiful day too! Perfect for getting a walk in at a city park! #HarrisonburgParks ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #NationalWalkingDay! And what a beautiful day too! Perfect for getting a walk in at a city park! #HarrisonburgParksImage attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

We are glad they are reunited too!

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
LUCKY PUP: Authorities had feared that “Rebel” the rescue dog did not survive an apartment fire in Harrisonburg, Virginia; two days later, owner Kayla Blake was there as first responders walked out, reuniting her with her prized pet. David Muir reports. #AmericaStrong abcn.ws/2HTu6Ul
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A little cold in #Harrisonburg today, but beautiful blooms are still all around! ... See MoreSee Less

A little cold in #Harrisonburg today, but beautiful blooms are still all around!

Looking for a truck, vehicle, or maybe even a bus? What about items for your home, office space, or business?
Did you know the City of Harrisonburg posts all of its surplus property online? Right now we have several buses, trucks, cars and more items listed!
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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Looking for a truck, vehicle, or maybe even a bus? What about items for your home, office space, or business? 
Did you know the City of Harrisonburg posts all of its surplus property online? Right now we have several buses, trucks, cars and more items listed! 
All of our items are available for purchase by the public at: https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/harrisonburg,va/list/current?orgid=14018

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Loving the trees in bloom in downtown #Harrisonburg! 🌸

Are you looking for a summer job? Do you like to work outside?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, consider applying for the Recreation Summer Laborer position and help ensure the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation facilities are ready for use by all guests.
Learn more and apply online: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2305516/recreation-summer-laborer
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Are you looking for a summer job? Do you like to work outside? 
If you answered yes to both of these questions, consider applying for the Recreation Summer Laborer position and help ensure the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation facilities are ready for use by all guests.
Learn more and apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2305516/recreation-summer-laborer

On March 21, 2019, Sonoco Recycling of Fishersville, informed neighboring localities and businesses that it will no longer accept co‐mingled plastic and glass. Since this notification, the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County reached out unsuccessfully to numerous recycling companies throughout the Commonwealth and Maryland to partner with in order to improve or maintain recycling in our community. Due to the continued instability of the recycling market stemming from China’s ban on recycling imports, #3‐#7 plastics will no longer be accepted in the area as of today, April 1.
Residents, businesses, and students should prepare for the following changes:
-The City of Harrisonburg will no longer accept #3‐#7 plastics at the Harrisonburg Convenience Center and the Recycling Mobile Unit at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market.
-Rockingham County Landfill and Container sites will no longer accept #3‐#7 plastics, residents are to place #1 and #2 plastics in designated containers.
Please call Public Works with any questions at 540-434-5928.
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This is happening throughout the nation. China has stopped buying plastic!

Fire up the trash burn plant.

This is so disappointing to read this in 2019 #maketheclimategreatagain !

STEM, higher ed, our community colleges, etc. need to put their minds together and create a degree/training program to figure out how to manage our recycling!!!!

What are the City's plans moving forward to improve recycling services? This is really unfortunate.

We must figure out how to use less plastics. It's hard. For instance, the chicken I get at coop is all #5 plastic. Now sure how to manage that sort of thing.

We need to put JMU's 'Expert' on this problem, let her earn her salary.

Haha nice April Fools joke.

Well-suck.

And the recycling hoax continues. It is not economically feasible; however, local governments continue to insist that it’s the right thing (politically correct) to do. They are being exposed for the nonsense they espouse.

April fools?

Somehow hope this is a bad April fools joke, but seeing as Staunton did away with a good bit of their recycling program, I doubt it 😭

City Manager Eric D. Campbell has officially named Michael Parks as Director of Communications.
Parks currently serves as the Director of Communications for the Town of Indian Trail, NC. Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Prior to his career in government communications, Michael served as managing editor of a newspaper group in the Charlotte region, and as a reporter for a 24-hour cable news station in North Carolina.
“I am excited to welcome Michael to Harrisonburg and the City’s Executive Leadership Team. His background and education are tremendous assets and I am looking forward to him applying those strengths to the management and leadership of Harrisonburg. His media experience, coupled with his passion for community engagement and public relations, made him an ideal fit for the Harrisonburg team.” explained Eric D. Campbell.
“It is an honor to be appointed as Harrisonburg’s first Director of Communication. I am very much looking forward to working with residents, city staff and city leadership on projects and programs across the city,” shared Michael.
The City of Harrisonburg is an organization of thirteen departments, over 800 employees and a 2019 fiscal year budget of more than $260 Million.
Michael will begin his role with the City Manager’s Office on Monday, April 15, 2019. His annual salary will be $88,109.
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City Manager Eric D. Campbell has officially named Michael Parks as Director of Communications.
Parks currently serves as the Director of Communications for the Town of Indian Trail, NC. Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Prior to his career in government communications, Michael served as managing editor of a newspaper group in the Charlotte region, and as a reporter for a 24-hour cable news station in North Carolina.
“I am excited to welcome Michael to Harrisonburg and the City’s Executive Leadership Team. His background and education are tremendous assets and I am looking forward to him applying those strengths to the management and leadership of Harrisonburg. His media experience, coupled with his passion for community engagement and public relations, made him an ideal fit for the Harrisonburg team.” explained Eric D. Campbell.
“It is an honor to be appointed as Harrisonburg’s first Director of Communication. I am very much looking forward to working with residents, city staff and city leadership on projects and programs across the city,” shared Michael.
The City of Harrisonburg is an organization of thirteen departments, over 800 employees and a 2019 fiscal year budget of more than $260 Million.
Michael will begin his role with the City Manager’s Office on Monday, April 15, 2019. His annual salary will be $88,109.

Harrisonburg was recently recognized as one of the top 10 best places for millennials to move to in the United States!
Harrisonburg ranked 7th out of 325 metros, and only 1 of 2 located on the east coast!

www.reviews.org/trends/best-places-for-millennials-to-move/
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Harrisonburg was recently recognized as one of the top 10 best places for millennials to move to in the United States! 
Harrisonburg ranked 7th out of 325 metros, and only 1 of 2 located on the east coast!

https://www.reviews.org/trends/best-places-for-millennials-to-move/

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No offense but millennials are tech savvy and flock to Buckhead GA. They want everything within walking or scooter distance. Shopping work and dinning. Those places listed look more like retirement villages

Yeah for Harrisonburg.

Accidently heading to #2... whoops

Glad I moved away!

Ew no to Harrisonburg.

Build the wall

Wish we could keep it a secret!

Not something to be proud of 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Oh my gosh no we need to remain a secret

Well, there go our freedoms and low taxes.

Don't tell them!

This has got to be an April fool's joke.

Noooooooooooooooooo!

Robert Casteel 😂

Tobias Reynolds-Tylus

French dang I just moved away

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Thank you Reggie for your service to the community! www.facebook.com/rideHDPT/photos/a.265501346921292/1321529031318513/?type=3&theaterThis is a momentous day for all of us here at HDPT .

Since being started in 1976, our director, Reggie Smith (pictured center, sitting), has led us to become the service we are today for #HarrisonburgVA and #JMU; and today we are celebrating his retirement.

While we are saddened to see him move on, we are so thankful for everything he has done for this department and in making Harrisonburg a more closely connected city.

We would not be the public service we are today without your incredible leadership.

Thank you, Reggie.
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Thank you Reggie for your service to the community! https://www.facebook.com/rideHDPT/photos/a.265501346921292/1321529031318513/?type=3&theater

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I am very impressed with Mr. Smith's sense of stewardship. I wish the city school board and council were careful with our taxes.

Notice from the Commissioner of the Revenue for Business Equipment owners:
All businesses and manufacturers owning equipment and vehicles in the City of Harrisonburg on January 1, 2019 must file a business tangible personal property form on or before Monday, April 1, 2019. (The deadline to file business taxes is normally March 31, but since the 31st falls on a Sunday, the deadline is April 1 this year.)
Late filings are subject to a 10% penalty on property tax levy.
Call 540-432-7704 prior to the deadline for forms or an extension, if needed.
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#DMVConnect is back at Harrisonburg City Hall TODAY from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect is back at Harrisonburg City Hall TODAY from 9am-4pm!

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Do you happen to know if they can issue License plates there?

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall tomorrow, Friday, March 29 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall tomorrow, Friday, March 29 from 9am-4pm!

On Thursday, March 28 units from the Harrisonburg Fire Department were dispatched to 1083 Lois Lane for a structure fire. Upon arrival, units found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of a three‐story apartment building in the Hills at South View.
Initial units quickly dispatched a second alarm for additional assistance. The fire escalated to a fifth alarm. At this point, all tenants of the building have been accounted for.
“We appreciate the rapid response not only by city units but additional units from the surrounding area, which helped us to contain the fire primarily to one building,” said Fire Chief Ian Bennett. “It was a very aggressive attack by all units,” he added.
The Harrisonburg Fire Department was assisted by multiple agencies within Rockingham County Fire and Rescue, Augusta County Fire and Rescue, Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue, Harrisonburg Police Department, Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Inc., James Madison University Police Department and Harrisonburg Public Works. Units will remain on scene for an extended period of time. The fire is under investigation at this time, and updates will be provided as they become available.
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Awesome teamwork, thank you guy's for everything!

Awesome work everyone!!!

Great job💜

The City is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on April 24th at the Community Activities Center.
Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more.
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The City is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on April 24th at the Community Activities Center. 
Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more.

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Please avoid the 1000 block of Lois Lane due to a structure fire:Please avoid the 1000 block of Lois Lane due to a structure fire

MEDIA: stage in the area of 1070 Lois Lane
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Please avoid the 1000 block of Lois Lane due to a structure fire:

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Hope they all have renters insurance.

Katie Heindel Pete Heindel

Taylor Tashjian Lauren-lee O'Rourke

Dom Hopson

Saskia Castillo Zamora

Marly Estrella

Mulch?

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Some of this wood will be used for various city projects and some will soon be put on our public surplus website for auction!
www.facebook.com/harrisonburgparksandrecreation/posts/10156396889174624I was happy to host Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Dept of Forestry as we sawed a couple of ash logs that came from the city's golf course.
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Weather warming up this afternoon + things in bloom! #Harrisonburg #PurcellPark ... See MoreSee Less

Weather warming up this afternoon + things in bloom! #Harrisonburg #PurcellPark

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Really enjoying the forsythia blooming!!!

On March 26, 2019, City Council adopted new Zoning Ordinance regulations associated with short-term transient lodging commonly referred to as “Airbnbs.” These operations, unless previously approved by the City as a bed and breakfast, have been illegal in the City of Harrisonburg. The recently adopted regulations established a definition and a new term for such operations, which is now known as a “short-term rental” (STR).

Individuals currently operating a STR should cease operations and decide if they want to continue the use. If so, they must apply for and receive approval of a special use permit granted by City Council.
More information on the requirements to operate a short-term rental can be found at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/short-term-rentals
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On March 26, 2019, City Council adopted new Zoning Ordinance regulations associated with short-term transient lodging commonly referred to as “Airbnbs.” These operations, unless previously approved by the City as a bed and breakfast, have been illegal in the City of Harrisonburg. The recently adopted regulations established a definition and a new term for such operations, which is now known as a “short-term rental” (STR).

Individuals currently operating a STR should cease operations and decide if they want to continue the use. If so, they must apply for and receive approval of a special use permit granted by City Council.
More information on the requirements to operate a short-term rental can be found at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/short-term-rentals

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Let's celebrate #spring with some outdoor adventure here in #harrisonburg! Our "Adventurous By Nature" video is here! #hburgrocks #LoveVA #sharewhatyoulove

Virginia is for Lovers
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WHSV - TV 3
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4 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, March 26 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!

The Public Utilities Department has responded to and is working to repair a water main break this afternoon.
City crews are responding to University Boulevard to repair a water main break. Public Utilities staff are currently on site and evaluating the magnitude of the break. Provisions are being installed to ensure service is restored to all customers, with an expectation that service will be restored between 7:00pm and 10:00pm this evening.
Residents in this area may experience a continued interruption in water service during the repair. Once the repair has been completed, customers may temporarily see discolored water, which is common after work takes place.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution in this area and slow down when passing the crews working alongside the road.
Anyone with questions may contact the Public Utilities Department at 540‐434‐9959.
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It’s that time of year again! 🦆🦆

Be on the lookout, as you may find them on the sidewalks or sometimes even using crosswalks!
#downtownducks #Harrisonburg
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It’s that time of year again! 🦆🦆

Be on the lookout, as you may find them on the sidewalks or sometimes even using crosswalks!
#downtownducks #Harrisonburg