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New Ways to Connect with the City

Aug 03, 2023

The City Communications Team, represented by Communications Director Kit Redmer and Public Information Officer Sarah Frey, works to connect the City of Winchester to the community and expand two-way communication with residents, business owners, and visitors.  The traditional approach to governmental communications, which relies heavily on one-way, mostly informative communications from governmental offices. 

Smoke alarms save lives

Jul 19, 2023

Over the past two months, the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department responded to several working structure fires where the occupants were awoken by smoke alarms, providing them the time to safely evacuate their homes.  

July Employee of the Month: Ernest LaRose

Jul 07, 2023

Ernest LaRose, a sanitation worker in the City, is praised by his co-workers for his dependability, hardworking and positive attitude, willingness to help anyone at any time, and infectious personality. That work ethic and selflessness deserve to be recognized. But recently, he went above and beyond to fearlessly help a City teammate during a difficult and dangerous situation, earning him the July Employee of the Month award. 

Touch a Truck & Open House at Winchester Public Services

Jun 14, 2023

Wednesday, June 28 | 5:30-8:00 P.M.

Public Services Building | 301 E. Cork St. (enter between the Moose Lodge and railroad tracks)

Join Winchester's Public Services team for a Touch a Truck and Open House at their new building at City Yards (301 E. Cork Street, turn between the Moose Lodge and the railroad tracks).

Winchester Fire & Rescue celebrates the retirements of two chief officers

Jun 13, 2023

WINCHESTER, Va – This summer, the Winchester Fire & Rescue Department is saying goodbye and congratulating two high-ranking chief officers with a combined 55 years of service to the community.   

Deputy Chief DeHaven, with 29 years of service, and Battalion Chief Baker, with 26 years of service, are retiring from distinguished careers keeping the Winchester community safe in their roles as both volunteer and career firefighters with the Winchester Fire & Rescue Department. DC DeHaven’s last day will be July 1, 2023, and BC Baker’s last day was June 1, 2023. 

Sale of Ward Plaza finalized today

Jun 01, 2023

WINCHESTER, Va – Thursday afternoon, the Winchester Economic Development Authority was able to help Winchester Acquisition Partners LLC close on the sale of the Ward Plaza shopping center.  

Bringing revitalization to the Ward Plaza shopping center will include a mixed-use project with a 40,000-square-foot anchor tenant and a mix of homes and retail space.