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All public access is now closed to the 3rd Street entrance of English Park (into the undeveloped section) due to on-going construction at the site. To ensure safety, the access roadway will be restricted to authorized personnel only as work is completed over the next several weeks.
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General and special elections will be held in Campbell County on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for: U. S. Senate, House of Representatives 5th District, a Proposed Constitutional Amendment, Altavista Town Council Members, and Brookneal Mayor and Town Council members.
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The Campbell County School System is pleased to announce that its 2014 Fall E-newsletter is now available on-line.
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At their September 2, 2014 meeting, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors officially confirmed and welcomed Francis (Frank) J. Rogers IV, as the new County Administrator; Rogers will assume the position on October 1, 2014. Bringing 16 years of public management experience to the role, Rogers, who currently serves as the Deputy County Administrator for Bedford County, will oversee the locality’s departmental operations, yearly budget development, and long-term issue and project planning. He will also serve as a liaison and guidance contributor to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors and to Campbell County’s regional efforts and partnerships in the area.
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Beginning with the November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections, the polling location for 702 – Gladys precinct will be moved to Piedmont Community Impact building (former Gladys Elementary School), 215 School Rd., Gladys, VA.
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Town of Altavista
(434) 369-5001
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P.O. Box 420
Altavista VA 24517

About Altavista

"A progressive community of excellence, second to none, committed to providing the best place to live, work, worship, and grow. At all times we will serve the best interests of all citizens. All citizens are challenged to proactive involvement in doing their parts to accomplish our mission."

The Town of Altavista, with a population of approximately 3,400, is located in the southwestern part of Campbell County, approximately 20 miles south of Lynchburg on U.S. Highway 29. Altavista’s business community offers a full range of retail and service firms and a diversified manufacturing segment. A non-profit facility, the Sheltered Workshop, provides special employment opportunities for the handicapped. Motel and bed-and-breakfast accommodations are available for overnight guests. The town has a volunteer fire department, a volunteer EMS squad, two physicians and four dentists.

Altavista is governed by a seven member Town Council, and its daily operations are guided by a Town Manager. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The town provides water, sewer, law enforcement and garbage collection services to its residents. Altavista’s students are served by one elementary school (pupil teacher ratio of 19:1) and one combined high school / middle school (pupil teacher ratio of 13:1).

Altavista also has a variety of recreational and tourist  attractions. There are 61 acres of local park land in Altavista with facilities including Staunton Riverfront Park, Shreve Park, a boat launch, fishing piers, walking paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. Other recreation choices are available at a local golf course and a YMCA. The YMCA provides a full complement of facilities as well as all-day care for children ages two years old and older.

Those interested in history will enjoy Altavista’s museum, Avoca, located at 1514 Main Street. A decorated country Victorian Queen Anne style house, Avoca contains Civil War memorabilia and Native American artifacts. It is the home site of Revolutionary War patriot Colonel Charles Lynch. The museum and the growing economy are two examples of the way in which Altavista is living up to its town mission statement:

Contact Information

Town of Altavista
P.O. Box 420
510 7th Street
Altavista, VA 24517

  • Town Manager's office:  (434) 369-5001
  • Fax:  (434) 369-4369
  • Treasurer's office: (434) 369-5001
  • Police Department: (434) 369-4488
  • Public Works:  (434) 369-6045
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