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Wentworth Drive Improvements Project to resume, road closures planned

Oct 08, 2020

Starting the week of October 12, the City’s contractor will resume work on the Wentworth Drive Improvements Project. In order for the work to occur safely, road closures will be implemented regularly and around where the work is occurring.

Please be aware of the below road closures for October 12-16, 2020 (7 am-7 pm, local traffic will have access):

Dedication ceremony planned for new neighborhood park

Oct 06, 2020

On October 15, 2020 at 11 am, the City of Winchester will officially dedicate a new neighborhood park at the corner of E. Cecil and S. Kent Streets to Ruth Jackson, a late Winchester resident and business owner (rain date: 10/22 at 11 am). The new park was officially named the Ruth Jackson Memorial Park by City Council as recommended by the Winchester Parks & Recreation Advisory Board on February 11, 2020.

The community is invited to the dedication ceremony to honor Ms. Jackson and her family.

2020 Columbus Day Schedule

Oct 05, 2020

New this year, the City of Winchester will observe Columbus Day on October 12, 2020 and operate the below schedule. Please note that these changes were not included in the City’s annual informational calendar as the holiday was officially added to the City’s schedule after the calendar was printed. 

Fire and Rescue promotes two Assistant Chiefs

Sep 30, 2020

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) is pleased to announce the promotion of two employees, James “JD” Orndorff and Jonathan Henschel, to the position of Assistant Chief.

9/11 Memorial event replaced by video in 2020

Sep 09, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s annual 9/11 Memorial event in Jim Barnett Park has been canceled this year. However, the tradition will continue virtually in 2020 with a video.

“This event was created to honor our country, the heroes who responded that day and every day since, and the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001,” stated Lynn Miller, Winchester Parks and Recreation Director. “We hope our community will watch the video and join together virtually to remember.”

City Council to resume in-person meetings

Aug 31, 2020

Beginning September 8, 2020, City Council will resume in-person meetings at a new location. To allow for proper social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice, all Council meetings will be held in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center Social Hall (1001 E. Cork Street, Winchester, VA) instead of Rouss City Hall. These meetings will be open to the public to attend and masks and social distancing are required. Capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements.

CARES Act Emergency Grants Round 2

Aug 31, 2020

The City of Winchester will be awarding grants to eligible, locally owned micro-sized businesses, large-sized businesses, and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Micro-sized businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations may receive a maximum grant award of up to $5,000. Large-sized businesses may receive a maximum grant award of up to $10,000.

City Council appoints new City Manager-Daniel Hoffman

Aug 25, 2020

At the August 25, 2020 Regular Meeting, City Council officially appointed Daniel “Dan” C. Hoffman of Gainesville, Florida as Winchester’s new City Manager. For the national recruitment process, which netted 93 applicants, Council utilized the services of Colin Baenziger & Associates out of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.