Orange County Insight July 2023

Orange County's monthly source for in-depth information about activities, programs, events, and more.



District 4 Board of Supervisors Vacancy

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Parks & Recreation Month

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Courthouse Portrait Unveiling

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Public Works Staff Undertake Renovations Pages 29 - 30


July 2023

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Ted ’ s Talk

Team Orange Summer is a great time for fun, but that doesn ’ t necessarily mean a vacation for our OC Parks and Recreation Department. In fact, summer means they are busier than ever with activities, projects, and facility maintenance. In this month ’ s edition of OC Insight, we learn about recent special events, get an update on advancements in our parks projects, and learn a little bit about the team that makes it possible. While you ’ re reading about what OCPR has been up to this summer, we also showcase Extension ’ s TACO camp, the Orange County Fair and other summertime adventures. Please stay safe, cool and hydrated during these hot summer days. I hope each one of you does get to take some time off to chill out. Learning to recharge your batteries by taking time away from work is part of developing a resilient you, and that leads to a stronger team! Ted

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Orange County Says Farewell to Supervisor Crozier By: Orange County Communications

District Four Supervisor, Jim Crozier announced his retirement from the Board of Supervisors effective July 5, 2023. Mr. Crozier served Orange County for nearly a decade, first taking office in 2014. Mr. Crozier was an active member of the board and served on numerous committees and commissions during his tenure, including the Rapidan Service Authority, Rappahannock - Rapidan Regional Commission, FiberLync, and the Central Virginia Regional Jail Board. His current term expires on December 31, 2025. The Board has accepted letters of interest from qualified individuals for appointment by the Board to serve as the interim District Four Supervisor from July 27, 2023, until the special election in November, 2023. The Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on July 27, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room at the Public Safety Building, located at 11282 Government Center Drive, Orange, VA 22960. The purpose of the meeting is to review the letters of interest submitted, give those interested individuals a brief opportunity to address the Board during Closed Meeting, and consider appointment of the interim District Four Supervisor. The meeting is open to the public and will also be streamed live on the County ’ s website.

More information about District Four can be found on the Orange County website ’ s related page. The official press release regarding the vacancy is also available online.

District Four

One of the five voting districts in Orange County.

Primarily located in the northeast corner of the county, the area comprising District Four is highlighted in orange in this map.

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Other Supply Drop - Off Locations



Unionville/Locust Grove: • Unionville Dollar General • Two Brothers • Clearwater Grill • Cafe Charm • Wilderness Branch Library

Gordonsville Ice House • Family Dollar

Orange County Library

Orange County Administrator’s Office • Orange County Parks & Rec • Dollar General • Family Dollar • Faye’s Office Supplies • Blue Ridge Bank

Your Gordonsville Pharmacy • Blue Ridge Bank • Gordonsville Library

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Orange County Is Open For Business By: Orange County Economic Development & Tourism

Local businesses are the heart of Orange County, and your support makes a difference! Visit to start planning your shopping, dining, and recreational activities! Are you a local business owner? Visit to create a FREE profile. Once subscribed, businesses can showcase their offerings by listing services offered, menu items, hours of operation, website, social media links, promotions, photo galleries, and more. For more information, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (540) 672 - 1238.

Event Calendar





Green Market

Green Market


Music in the Park 2023

Learn more about these and other events at:

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Upcoming Library Adult Programs

Take - home Sunflower Pomander Adult Craft Make a beautiful sunflower pomander to help decorate your home. Sunflower colors will vary and all supplies will be provided.

Main Library - July 17

Beekeeping 101 Lectures by Sully Carter Join us at each library as we welcome local resident and bee expert, Sully Carter, as he educates attendees on the fun and rewarding hobby of beekeeping. Learn the basics of starting a hive and the importance of beekeeping for the environment. Plus, take home a special gift for our pollinator friends for attending. Pre - register to reserve your spot starting 30 days in advance. Dates and times are below.

Main Library - July 22, 11:00 a.m.

• Gordonsville Branch - July 28, 11:00 a.m.

• Wilderness Branch - July 28, 2:30 p.m .

Call the Main Library at (540) 672 - 3811 for more information.

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Parks Master Plan Update

By: Orange County Communications

We are six months into the execution of our Parks Plan and we are excited to share our progress!

Unionville Park, Skydog Orange Dog Park, and the Pickleball Courts are open. Mountain Track Park Disc Golf Course is almost complete with the majority of tee boxes and fairways installed by a group of volunteers from the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Louisa, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Orange, and the city of Charlottesville. The parking lot, water connections, and walking trails are still in the permitting phase with hopes to be complete by early 2024. Architectural and engineering services for the Field House are slated to begin in 2024. The Skate Park and Locust Grove Area park are slated for outer years and have not begun the planning phases as of yet. To stay up to date on park hours of operations, reservations, please visit our Parks & Recreation webpage and follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook.

R. Mark Johnson Chairman District One Supervisor




Skydog Orange Dog Park

Unionville Park

Pickleball Courts

Field House

Mountain Track Park

Skate Park

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By: Orange County Office of Economic Development and Tourism

Orange County ’ s Office of Economic Development and Tourism recently announced that the MITRE Corporation is launching a new drone range in Orange County. The range promises to bring world - leading cutting - edge research and technology to our community. As a not - for - profit technology and R&D company, MITRE Corporation has a proven history of connecting government, academic, and industry partnerships to tackle complex national and global challenges. For the past 65 years, McLean, Virginia based MITRE Corporation has worked without commercial conflicts of interest to solve problems for a safer world. The MITRE Corporation currently has an office in North Fork - A UVA Discovery Park, located in Albemarle County. The Economic Development Authority entered into a land lease agreement with MITRE Corporation, for a 16 - acre parcel in the county - owned Thomas E. Lee Industrial Park. The expansion will support their operations in Central Virginia and is anticipated to create many new jobs over the next four years.

For additional information, contact the Economic Development and Tourism Office at (540) 672 - 1238.

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Orange County Celebrates Parks & Recreation Month By: Parks & Recreation Department Staff

Tim Moubray, Director

Tim has worked in the Parks & Recreation profession for 34 years and began serving as Orange County ’ s Parks & Recreation Director in 2011. In his free time, Tim is an avid Carolina Tarheels fan and enjoys being “ Pappy ” to his two granddaughters, Brooklyn and Wilder. His favorite part about working in Parks & Recreation is bringing enjoyment to the community by providing fun and unique opportunities.

Joe Falin, Programs & Facilities Supervisor

Joe began working in Parks & Recreation during the summer of 2005 as a Maintenance Worker and Adult Softball Scorekeeper for the City of Williamsburg. In August 2013, Joe began working with Orange County as the Locust Grove Child Care Site Manager and became the Parks & Recreation Programs & Facilities Supervisor in January 2022. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his wife, Renee, and their two boys, Joey Jr. & Grayson. His favorite part about working in Parks & Recreation is getting the opportunity to meet the needs of the community by providing well - maintained facilities and properly - run programs. Joe says, “ My hope is to provide opportunities and enjoyment to all demographics in Orange County no matter what their interests may be. ”

Matt Hottle, Recreation Programmer

Matt began working in Parks & Recreation in 2013 for Stafford County as an Instructor - in - Training for their Summer Sports Camps and began working with Orange County Parks & Recreation in August 2022. Matt serves as Orange County ’ s USA Pickleball Ambassador and runs weekly pickleball sessions throughout the county. Matt ’ s favorite part about working in Parks & Recreation is getting the opportunity to bring the community together.

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Rosanna Zamudio, Administrative Assistant

Rosanna started working with Orange County Parks & Recreation in 2016 after being out of the work force for several years, and about to become an “ empty nester ”. Rosanna likes to spend her free time with her two grandsons and considers any day at a baseball game a good day. What she enjoys most about working in Parks and Recreation is interacting with the community, whether it ’ s selling discount Kings Dominion or Regal Cinema movie tickets, or working special events like Playin ’ the Park or Michael ’ s Mile. Rosanna says, “ I have seen Parks & Recreation achieve great success throughout the years and I am excited to continue to be a part of future achievements. ”

Steve Boyer, Parks Maintenance Worker

Steve began working with Orange County Parks & Recreation in 2015 as a Parks Maintenance Worker. Since then, Steve has been a staple of the department and is often seen cutting the grass at Booster Park. Outside of Orange County Parks & Recreation, Steve has been a career and volunteer fire fighter for 47 years, and currently volunteers at the Orange Volunteer Fire Company where he holds the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. In his free time, Steve is an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and loves to cut grass. Steve ’ s favorite part about working in Parks & Recreation is getting to work outside and fix things.

Zach Douthit, Parks Maintenance Worker

Zach started working with Orange County Parks & Recreation in March 2023. Zach currently attends Germanna Community College and hopes to one day become a published author. In his free time, he enjoys reading, specifically science - fiction novels. Zach ’ s favorite part about working in Parks & Recreation is the relaxing atmosphere.

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4 - H Camp Fun in the Sun!

By: Kaci Daniels, Orange County Extension Office; Photos via Orange County Extension Office

Are you prepared for hurricane season? The Atlantic Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30. Hurricanes, like all major storms, have to potential to cause power outages, property damage, and dangerous travel. Orange - Madison 4 - H Camp was held June 4 - 8 at the 4 - H Center in Front Royal for nearly 180 participants. Class activities included building LEGO baskets to sail down a zip line, pitching a tent and sleeping outdoors, and hitting the bullseye in archery. Campers demonstrated various poses in yoga class, hiked the Appalachian Trail in Outdoor Living Skills, and safely guided canoes through the camp lake. Daily swimming and recreation were offered. Nighttime programs included a talent show, dance, boxcar races, and pool party. Thanks to Kaci Daniel, Extension Agent and 4 - H Youth Development Unit Coordinator, for the wonderful photos! More information is available at the Orange Madison 4 - H Camp website. How can YOU prepare?

Campers relax on the mountainside while waiting for the nightly campfire circle.

In yoga class, campers taught each other various poses.

Youth on the High Ropes course tackled a climbing wall, zip line, and leap of faith, where one climbs to the top of a telephone pole and leaps, securely harnessed, of course.

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Canoeing class taught water safety, paddling, and con- servation and ecology principles.

The low ropes course teaches teambuilding and problem solving through various challenges.

Tie dye class afforded youth the opportunity to cre- ate designs utilizing different techniques.

Box car races consist of decorated cardboard worn by campers and counselors as they relay race across the rec fields.

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Courthouse Portrait Unveiling

By: Orange County Communications

On June 27, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Johnson led a room full of family, friends, and colleagues in a historical tribute to several former Orange County leaders. Over the past several years Mr. Johnson, the dedicated Board Historian, has diligently worked on adding to the portrait gallery in the historic courthouse. The seven new additions include leaders from local government, education, and several constitutional officers. The portraits are available for viewing in the historic courthouse. For additional information contact Orange County Administration at (540) 672 - 3313.

R. Monroe Waugh 1904 - 1990

R. Lindsay Gordon 1922 - 2007

Murcelle A. Coleman 1922 - 2014

Lindsay Gordon was the second longest serving member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors from 1964 to 1991 and held the Chairmanship for nineteen of those years. He was also the longtime Chairman of the Orange County Nursing Home Commission.

The longest serving member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors from 1948 to 1979, Monroe Waugh also held the Chairmanship a record twenty years from 1948 to 1967. He was instrumental in the creation and development of the Orange County Nursing Home.

A teacher at Orange County High School and a lifelong educator, Murcelle Coleman served as President of the Orange County Education Association from 1973 to 1977, as a member of the Orange Town Council in the 1970s, and as a member of the Orange County School Board from 1992 to 2003.

Oswald B. Watson 1876 - 1946

Andrew Maples, Jr. 1920 - 1944

Joseph T. Samuels 1917 - 2000

Major Joseph Samuels was a highly decorated veteran of World War II, being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart. He was appointed as Orange County Commissioner of the Revenue in 1954 and was then elected to that position eight times, serving for thirty - one years.

An Orange County native, Andrew Maples was the son of a World War I veteran. Learning to fly at Hampton Institute, he enrolled in the Advanced Army Flying School at Tuskegee and earned his wings as a fighter pilot in the 301 st Fighter Squadron. In June of 1944, while returning to base from a bomber escort mission, his aircraft was lost over the Adriatic Sea.

A native of Orange County, O.B. Watson was first elected in 1911 and held the position of Orange County Treasurer for thirty - five years until his death in 1946. Highly regarded in his local community and Statewide, he was President of the Virginia County Treasurers Association from 1928 to 1936.

Judith P. Carter 1947 - 2018

Serving ten years as Chair, Judy Carter was a member of the Orange County School Board from 1988 to 1999 and again from 2008 until her death in 2018. She also served as Secretary of the Orange County Electoral Board from 2003 to 2006.

Pictured: The Gordon family attending the unveiling Via Orange County Communications

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5 years, Gina Yetter - Pilsucki, Animal Shelter

28 years, Elizabeth Amos, Library

5 years, Joseph Day, Landfill

24 years, Nancy Orndorff, Landfill

4 years, Audrey Lumsden, Office on Youth

20 years, Letitia Douthit, Office on Youth

4 years, Grace Lumsden, Office on Youth

19 years, Roberta Perry, Library

3 years, Clifton Barnes, Office on Youth

18 years, Kenneth Yount*, Landfill

3 years, Makenzi Shifflett, Circuit Court Clerk

17 years, Herbert Brooking, Landfill

3 years, Rose Deal*, Economic Development

15 years, Lewis Davis, Public Works

3 years, Jennifer Detwiler, Office on Youth

15 years, Karen Gibson, Public Works

3 years, Kayla Hutchinson, Office on Youth

14 years, Robin Coppa, Library

2 years, Michael Lempke, Public Works

11 years, Christopher Williams, Sheriff ’ s Office

2 year, Abigail Stewart, Office on Youth

11 years, Alyson Simpson, County Administration

2 year, Ashley Ritenour, Social Services

11 years, Johnny Thomas, Sheriff ’ s Office

1 year, Kaitlyn McKeown, Sheriff ’ s Office

8 years, Krystle Dickson, Treasurer ’ s Office

1 year, Lindsey Schienschang, Fire & EMS

7 years, Jessica Lohr, E - 911

1 year, Dixie Charette*, Circuit Court Clerk

6 years, Christopher Schienschang, Sheriff ’ s Office

1 year, Cecilia O ’ Neill, GIS

6 years, Justin Neal, Sheriff ’ s Office

*Denotes concurrent years of service at latest date of hire

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Do you have team members that exemplify the J.U.I.C.E. mentality and are going above and beyond? Remember you can nominate them! Submissions are open and we will be doing a quarterly drawing to choose a winner for that

quarter. They will receive a fun jackpot prize! Visit the JUICE Employee Recognition Form, or simply use the QR code to recognize another employee.

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Orange County Launches New Website for Online Payments

By: Josh Crawford, Information Technology Department

Orange County recently launched a new website where folks can easily and quickly process online payments for childcare expenses, donations, tax payments, FOIA expenses, as well as many other miscellaneous fees.

The website is easy to use and secure! Users can pay fees using a credit card or electronic check.

To visit the website, click the image of the portal or use the link below.

The website features a user - friendly interface, secure payment processing, a variety of payment options, and the ability to track your payments and view your payment history when you sign up for an account.

How do I use the website?

To use the website, follow these steps:

1. Go to the website at

2. Select the service you want to pay for.

3. Enter your information.

4. Click ‘ Pay Now ’ or ‘ Add to cart ’

5. Select your payment method.

6. Review your payment information and submit payment.

For more information, visit

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Orange County Fair Shines Despite Rain By: Kaci Daniels, Orange County Extension Office; Photos via Orange County Extension Office

After a very dry spring, the rainy last week of June was welcome relief in the area, even if it was during the annual Orange County Fair. More than seven inches of rain fell at the Old Gordonsville Road location, but that didn ’ t stop 118 4 - H youth from showing 151 animals. Blue ribbons were awarded and grand champions chosen for beef and dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, meat and dairy goats, poultry, and rabbits. 4 - H Cloverbuds (ages 5 - 8) showed Saturday morning of the fair and were interviewed on the microphone about their projects, demonstrating their animal knowledge and public speaking skills. The 4 - H auction Saturday evening grossed over $184,000 with tremendous support from local businesses and individuals for 4 - H youth who usually use the funds to build their herds and save for higher education. More than 150 volunteers contributed over 700 hours of service during the fair!

Above: Alex Herndon exhibits his Holstein heifer, named Grand Champion of the dairy show on Thursday. Below: Junior 4 - H member Deizel Hitt serves as assistant to Cloverbud Graham Hughes during Saturday's Bottle Babies show.

Above: Ava Lee proudly displays her lamb that was just named Grand Champion by judge Ellie Vincent. Below: Cousins Sam Herndon and Allie Haberland work together in the Chicken & Rabbit Parade.

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TACO Camp Rides Again! By: Kaci Daniels, Orange County Extension Office; Photos via Orange County Extension Office

Orange County 4 - H hosted 12 campers at TACO (Therapeutic Adventure Camp of Orange) during the last week of June. 4 - H TACO provides a summer camp experience, with horseback riding, arts and crafts, science experiments, and fellowship and play for local youth in special education. The camp continues to use the wheelchair ramp built and donated by Gordonsville Methodist nearly 20 years ago. More than 50 4 - H volunteers made the camp possible this year, serving as side walkers, group leaders, and project assistants. Jim McDonough Cutting Horses provided the location, horses, and riding instruction. Grey Ghost, a pony owned by Teresa Critchfield, completed his 15 th year at 4 - H TACO camp, and is a camper favorite. Local churches contributed the daily snacks, and nine Rappahannock Electric Cooperative employees volunteered. Youth ages 12 and up, and adult volunteers are needed annually. Applications to help are accepted each spring. Contact the Extension Office at (540) 672 - 1361, in May, if interested.

Above: Zain Masood smiles as he rides his horse with volunteer side walkers.

Above: Jeremie Stinnie, Teresa Critchfield, and Kaid Altman assist Alexis Pitts riding pony Grey Ghost.

Above: Volunteers assist camper April Valentine transition to horseback from a wheelchair during camp.

Above: Campers and volunteers pose for the annual group photo on the last day of camp!

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Public Works Staff Undertake Renovations Projects

By: Orange County Communications & Public Works

Hold on to your hard hats – Public Works is in renovation mode !

Public Works is currently coordinating renovations to seven out of fourteen facilities, and approximately 35,250 square feet in total. While the scope varies for each building, the majority of spaces are receiving upgrades to flooring, paint, wayfinding signage, and redesigned office spaces.

While every project isn't without its challenge, we are excited to be working on revamping these public spaces for the community and staff. Stay tuned for the final results!

Animal Shelter:

The Animal Shelter is being updated – beginning with the kennel areas with new flooring, painting, and noise baffles be installed. In addition, HVAC upgrades will take place in early autumn to allow for better conditioning of the space. Offices, ancillary spaces, groom areas, and the medical wing will also be renovated for efficiency and to provide a more comfortable experience for visitors and staff alike.

Animal Shelter

Belleview Building:

The building ’ s interior will be reconfigured to house new offices, meeting rooms, and a learning kitchen for students. The building was built in the 1960s, and as a result, asbestos abatement was required prior to the commencement of any work. Interior renovations are currently underway.

Belleview Building

Rescue Station 23: Renovation upgrades have been completed in the lower level classrooms and new signage installed. Staff are working with contractors to renovate the upper bay, main bay, captain ’ s quarters, and main level classroom and lobby. Construction is antici- pated to be completed by winter 2023.

Berry Hill Station

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Sedwick Building:

Public Works is currently working to replace the HVAC system which has reached its end of life. This will require the changeout of two air handlers, two outdoor chillers, and the partial reconfiguration of internal ductwork. Staff are working with contractors to complete wayfinding signs, and reconfigure office space for additional needs.

Sedwick Building

Voter Registrar Building:

Staff are working with contractors to order flooring, construct new office and kitchenette spaces. Construction is anticipated to be completed in late autumn.

Voter Registrar Building

Gordon Building: Staff worked with stakeholders to create new floorplans to provide more efficient office and storage spaces. The second floor will be reconfigured to collocate departmental staff and will be updated with new flooring and paint. The lower level will be reprogrammed to allocate much needed storage areas, an employee break room/kitchenette, and mail room.

Gordon Building

KOMH “ Former ” Terminal: The former terminal space is under renovation in order to house up to three (3) tenants. A new hangar door has been installed, and interior spaces are being rearranged to allow for a more efficient use of the space by multiple tenants. Currently new flooring, painting, and fixtures are being installed with a planned completion date later this summer. For information regarding availability call (540) 661 - 5407.

KOMH “ Former ” Terminal

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County Cup By: Orange County Communications

Thanks go out to all who came out to putt at Porter Links! The “ greens ” were hard and fast, making play quite challenging. This month ’ s challenge was a mashup of “ putt putt meets plinko ” and high scores were encouraged as opposed to the normal low score for golf. After 42 players completed the challenge, Alyson Simpson, Team Admin/HR, came out on top with an incredible score of 105. Alyson wins two movie tickets and the Golden Putter to display with pride! 2nd place goes to Corey Seay, Team Public Works, with a score of 72. Rosemary James, Team DSS, came in 3 rd with a score of 62 (30 on her last putt). Congrats to all who competed!

With Rosemary ’ s 3 rd place finish DSS surpasses Finance for the overall lead. Shout out to Jamie Colvin, Team COFEMS, for shooting a 60, tying for 4 th , and placing Team COFEMS on the Leaderboard. Chief Mort lines up a shot. Via Orange County Communications

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The “ Best Shot “ of the tournament goes to Alyson Simpson, Team Admin/HR. Her third putt hit the pin, bounced up in the air, and back spun through the hole for a triple 10. Amazing!!! The “ Not So Shot “ of the tournament goes to Rose Deal, Team EconDev/Tourism, as she crushed one from 60 feet away that hit the backboard in the air and left a golf ball dimpled dent. Very easy to score and no one got hurt. We saw some wild shots, even dodged and got hit by some, but we also got to see lots of folks having fun! Remember, we are at the halfway point of this competition and there are still lots of points available for the taking.

Your clue for the next competition …..

July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the competition will be open to all employees!

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Administrative Assistant - Circuit Court Clerk's Office Administrative Assistant - Fire & EMS Assistant Commonwealth Attorney County Assessor Custodian Deputy Sheriff Emergency Communications Officer Emergency Communications Supervisor Family Services Specialist I/II Family Services Specialist III - In Home Practice/ Foster Care (Orange) Maintenance Technician I Network Generalist Victim - Witness Program Manager

Airport Operations Worker Child Care Lead Teacher - LES Child Care Lead Teacher - LGPS Child Care Lead Teacher - OES Child Care Teacher - LES Child Care Teacher - LGPS Child Care Teacher - OES Child Care Teacher Assistant - OES

Questions? Contact Jenny Carpenter, Human Resources Director, at (540) 661 - 5440 or Apply online for most job openings at Downloadable applications are also available. For Sheriff ’ s Office positions ONLY, contact Valencia Bowman at (540) 672 - 7219 or Applications may be picked up at the Orange County Administration Office in the Gordon Building, 112 W. Main Street, Orange. EEO.

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Orange County Public Hearings

Board of Supervisors

Planning Commission

• Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. • Public Comment during this Meeting • Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. (Special Meeting)

• Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Board of Supervisors ’ Meeting Room Orange County Public Safety Building 11282 Government Center Drive, Orange

Board of Supervisors ’ Meeting Room Orange County Public Safety Building 11282 Government Center Drive, Orange

Public comment is held at the second regular meeting of the month.

This information is for reference only. Specific information about hearing topics and schedules will be available in that meeting ’ s agenda packet when published. Agendas can be accessed in the online Agenda Center. Please note that due to the monthly publication schedule of this newsletter, it is possible that some upcoming public hearings may not be listed. Pursuant to the applicable section of the Code of Virginia, notices for all public hearings will be posted in our newspaper of circulation (The Orange County Review) at least seven days prior to the hearing date, or as required by code.

Cole Shifflett

Get to know Orange County staff... The Personnel File:

Public Safety Radio Manager

Cole Shifflett is an Orange County native who joined the organization in 2020 as an Information Technology System Administrator and was promoted in 2021 to Public Safety Radio Manager. Cole worked with the project management team who installed the new P25 radio system and was instrumental in its success. Currently, he manages the system and most public safety technology components. Cole enjoys working with our first responders from the Sheriff ’ s Office, Emergency Communications Center, COFEMS, to volunteer agencies. When Cole isn ’ t working, he ’ s often enjoying the outdoors in his kayak. He loves games and is an avid gamer, whether its online or on a board. Cole feels rewarded in his job knowing he helps our first responders serve our community 24/7.

Juanesta Williams

Support Technician

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Orange County Communications Department 112 W. Main Street P.O. Box 111 Orange, VA 22960


Meet Coco Chanel!

Meet Coco Chanel, a four - legged, stocky package of LOVE!

Coco Chanel is around six years old, she came to us along with another dog as strays. The owner never came to pick them up, so now we are on a mission to find this amazing gal a wonderful “ furever ” home. She has done well with most of the dogs she has met and tries really hard to keep her kennel clean. She walks well on lead. Coco Chanel has been spayed, previously microchipped, and is current on all vaccines including rabies. She has been given a dewormer, started on flea/tick prevention, heartworm tested (POSITIVE) and has finished heartworm treatment. If interested, please visit the Orange County website, fill out the preadoption application, and submit it by email to the Director at

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