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In alignment with the Code of Virginia , Section § 15.2-2223, the Campbell County Department of Community Development is seeking public input on the Campbell County Comprehensive Plan’s five-year update. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback on various long-range community planning topics, including transportation, housing, education, economic development, natural resources, recreation, public services and other issues pertaining to County planning and development efforts.
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The Campbell County Heritage Festival Committee, in cooperation with the Campbell County Recreation Department, is pleased to offer the 6th annual Heritage Festival. This one-day event will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the William Campbell High School (adjacent to the Community Park) in Naruna, Virginia, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person, with children ages 10 and under admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the event will be applied to development of the Community Park.
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As the Brookneal Rescue Squad recently ceased operations, Campbell County Department of Public Safety Career EMS staff, in cooperation with five local EMS squads, will continue to provide quality service and support the EMS framework in the Brookneal area. There will be no lapse in emergency services rendered to citizens associated with this closure.
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Following months of research and planning, the Campbell County Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Real Estate Offices launched a new, feature-rich website this week that makes searching local property maps, real estate information and geographical data much easier.
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Citizens are advised that on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. the Campbell County Planning Commission will host seperate public hearings on a proposed Ordinance of Vacation for property located in Campbell County. Following their recommendations, an additional public hearing will be held by the Campbell Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., with respect to the proposed ordinance. The public is invited to make their views known.
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The Campbell County Communications and Public Information Office is pleased to announce the release of the July 2014 and final edition of the Vision e-newsletter, a monthly publication consisting of press releases, community service announcements and other submissions from various County departments.
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Campbell County’s EMS billing policy and its respective rates/criteria were updated by the Campbell County Board of Supervisors in January 2014 to ensure continued levels of service excellence in the midst of growing 911 call volume and emergency response demands. Stemming from this update, a new collection process will go into effect on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
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On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Campbell County Department of Social Services Employee, Mrs. Susan Rosser Jones, was recognized for her steadfast contributions to positive aging in the Region 2000 area by the Beard Center on Aging, located at Lynchburg College. Mrs. Jones, an honors graduate of Lynchburg College, has dutifully served Campbell County and its’ citizens for over thirty years, and has dedicated her career to serving the needs of the aging, the elderly and their caregivers.
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Campbell County, with a population of 56,000 and excellent quality of life, is seeking a highly qualified, forward-thinking, organized, and motivated County Administrator. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our citizens, seven-member Board of Supervisors, County Leadership Team, and staff to implement the vision, mission, and operational goals of the County.
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After 19 years of distinguished leadership and service to the citizens of Campbell County, R. David Laurrell announced to the Board of Supervisors on May 20th his upcoming retirement from the County Administrator position this fall.
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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:

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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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