The Ratcliffe Lessons and Legacies Series
The Ratcliffe Transportation Museum kicks off the summer season for the lake with talks on Claytor Lake from retired Pulaski County educator John Duncan, who is an employee of the State Park, and current AEP Engineering Technician, Jeff Worrell who currently serves as President of the Friends of the Ratcliffe. Learn about the history of the dam that created Claytor Lake and how the State Park developed. You also may hear stories about a giant man eating fish and an underwater village. Spend part of Sunday afternoon with us and learn about one of Pulaski County's most majestic attractions. Displays at the Ratcliffe will feature postcards and pictures from Claytor Lake.
The Ratcliffe Lessons and Legacies Series event will take place on Sunday, May 26 at 2:00pm.
School Funding Appropriated
School Funding Appropriated with School Safety and Teacher Raises as the top Priority. Click here to read the full resolution
ACCE Funding Approved
Resolution of The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors supporting the New River Valley Community College's Access to Community College Education Funding through an Appropriation to the Pulaski County School Board.
Pulaski County Launches a New Online ‘Jobs’ Site on Facebook
The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Authority has successfully implemented another project within their new workforce innovation initiative and has launched the County’s first on-line repository for employment opportunities exclusive to Pulaski County, Virginia at: https://www.facebook.com/Pulaski-County-VA-Jobs-1417335961730638/
This project is going to prove to be a valuable tool for recruiting new talent to Pulaski County and filling our many employment opportunities that are available or being created within our robust business and industrial community,” stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. “We are looking to utilize every available resource at our disposal to support our county employers and want to encourage all our businesses to take advantage of this free resource.”
The Pulaski County Jobs Facebook page already has 20 companies participating in the project, with over 50 jobs posted, 633 follows and 624 likes with 4,173 posts reached in just the first week. The County’s intent is to heavily market the Facebook page through various media outlets, word-of-mouth, radio and internet-based mediums.
“We have to find new ways of meeting both the existing and future workforce needs of Pulaski County and we feel technology and social media platforms are going to be of significant value to linking up our employers with jobseekers,” stated Jon Wyatt, Chair of the Economic Development Authority. “There is some good work being done by the EDA in the workforce development arena and I would like to thank my fellow Authority members, the Board of Supervisors and the economic development staff for their vision and efforts to employ creativity in meeting our existing business needs.”
Peter Huber, the County’s first recently appointed Workforce Innovation Advisor, has been spearheading the project and coordinating with various employment opportunity partners within the county, such as Marty Holliday, Kimber Simmons, and Jon Cash at the New River/Mounty Rogers Workforce Services Board, along with Virginia Workforce Services, Goodwill Industries and other staffing agencies. The creative team of Ryder Deal, Kim Wright and Brian Etzel worked on the development of the Facebook page as well as the ‘Jobs’ posters seen placed all over the community.
Jobseekers, please be sure to visit the new Pulaski County Jobs Facebook page and check out the many quality job opportunities within Pulaski County.
Local Non-profit Seeking Pulaski County's Input
A local non profit organization is seeking input from Pulaski County residents specifically to ensure proper representation in their results. The survey discusses poverty and non-profit organizations in the local community. The survey is completely anonymous and can be accessed at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Ao4WT1piZuXa4Z
Kids Fishing Day Cancelled
Due to ongoing repairs on the dam at Camp Powhatan the Kids Fishing Day originally planned to be held on May 11th, 2019 has been cancelled.
The current County newsletter, which advertises this event, was sent out before this decision was made. We look forward to bringing this event back in May of 2020.
Virginia Outdoors Plan
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Planning and Recreation and is pleased to provide the 2018 Virginia Outdoors Plan which is located at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/recreational-planning/vop
Randolph Park Wood Cutting Program
The County of Pulaski is currently undergoing a mitigation program of trees in the woods of Randolph Park. The purpose of the program is to eliminate hazardous trees that pose a safety concern as well as make the wooded areas more user friendly for park patrons. During the month of March, the county will allow citizens to cut up or gather the downed trees in the designated areas in the woods at Randolph Park. No citizens will be allowed to cut down any standing trees but can cut up the wood previously dropped by the county.
Citizens that plan to participate in cutting or gathering wood from Randolph Park must do so within the set hours as well as sign a liability waiver form. The designated hours for gathering the wood is Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am till 5pm. There may be an opportunity to cut the wood in the early evening hours or on a Saturday morning as approved by county staff.
For more information please call Randolph Park at 674-1513 ext. 2. All interested citizens must report to the park office, located at the pool facility, to be assigned a time and sign the waiver form.
Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan Update
Together, we are on a year-long journey to create a plan for our community. The Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document for our county as it relates to capital spending, projects, strategies, priorities, land use policy, housing, education, and so much more. To develop a good plan, we need input from the public.
You can help us develop the plan for our community by completing our citizen survey. All answers are confidential and the survey is open to the public. Please share the link with your families and friends.
The survey will be open until April 15th, 2019 and can be accessed from the Comprehensive Plan website at http://www.pulaskicounty.org/compplan.
The Pulaski County Comprehensive Plan redevelopment is underway and we are looking forward to sharing the final product with you this fall. You can follow the progress of the plan on the website as we create our vision for Pulaski County together.