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City Operating Under a Drought Watch

Aug 22, 2023

Effective Tuesday, August 22, the City of Winchester is operating under a drought watch due to recent climatic conditions and water supply levels measured at the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. We are encouraging residents and businesses to help us collectively decrease water use in the City by 5 percent. This will help preserve our local water supply moving forward. 

New free transportation service for veterans

Aug 16, 2023

The City of Winchester salutes our veterans!

As part of our commitment to serve those that have served, the City’s public transportation provider, Wintran, is adding a free dial-a-ride service for veterans.

The new service will take Winchester resident veterans from their desired pick-up point in the City to and from the Winchester Veterans Administration Clinic located at 100 Dawson Drive, Winchester.

Long-Term Care medicaid Coverage

Aug 16, 2023

Long-Term Care (LTC) Medicaid coverage helps individuals with physical, mental, or emotional health conditions with services like bathing or dressing, completing daily chores, or other activities of daily living. As part of the City’s commitment to serving our residents, two City Department of Social Services (DSS) staff members are dedicated to helping Winchester community members connect with Medicaid and obtain long-term care-related services.

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.