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  1. Historic-District-Handbook-Update

    Public Meeting for the Historic District Handbook Update

    The City of Fredericksburg is seeking public input on updates to the Historic District Handbook. The Handbook is a resource for residents, property owners, and business owners and contains the design guidelines used to evaluate changes... Read on...
  2. Riverfront-Park-feature

    Sophia Street Parking Areas to Close February 23

    The construction of the Riverfront Park will begin - on or about Monday, February 24. Last November, City Council awarded a contract for construction of the park to Athena Construction of Triangle, Virginia. Read on...
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    Braehead Woods Presentation

    On February 6, approximately two dozen residents of the Braehead neighborhood saw this presentation, commissioned by the City and prepared by the Timmons Engineering Group. It describes the physical character of the Braehead neighborhood, as the lower... Read on...
  4. City-sidewalk-buttler

    City Acquires 30 New Sidewalk Buttlers

    Several new downtown Sidewalk Buttlers are standing ready to help prevent cigarette butt litter. The City of Fredericksburg’s Clean and Green Commission and the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) partnered to acquire the 30 free Read on...
  5. Auction-Block-feature

    Judge rules that City may move slave auction block

    Fredericksburg Circuit Court Judge Sarah Deneke issued a letter opinion on February 14, 2020, ruling that the Fredericksburg City Council had the legal authority to order the removal of the slave auction block. Read on...
  6. Urban-forest-news

    Urban Forest News

    The newest issue of "Urban Forest News" by our Public Works Department is now available. It's highlighting the Sunken Road Project, Natural and Historic Overlap, 2019 Heritage Tree and more. Read on...
  7. Jackson-Transit-Director

    New FREDericksburg Regional Transit Director Announced

    Jamie Jackson has been appointed to the position of Director of FREDericksburg Regional Transit. Ms. Jackson comes to FRED from Hampton Roads Transit, where she has served as Director of Transit Development since October, 2016. She previously served as... Read on...
  8. E-check

    Announcing E-Check for Utility Bills

    Citizens may now pay city utility bills online using E-Check. (E-Check is an electronic transfer of funds from your checking account and it’s free to use.) Read on...
  9. Library-theatre

    Fredericksburg Library Celebrates Expanded Theater

    Fredericksburg Branch of Central Rappahannock Regional Library held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the renovated theater. The theater has been expanded to allow for larger audiences, a sound booth and Read on...
  10. Transit-Transfer-station

    FRED Transit to Relocate Spotsylvania Avenue Transfer Point on Monday, January 27

    Beginning Monday, January 27, 2020, FRED Transit will relocate its Spotsylvania Avenue transfer point from its current location to its new location in the parking lot of Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI) at 4701 Market Street. Read on...
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    Traffic Signal at George and Prince Edward Streets

    Are you wondering what’s happening with the traffic signal at Prince Edward and George Streets near Hurkamp Park? The signal cable and equipment are beyond repair. Our Public Works crew has set the signal to flashing red from both directions. Read on...
  12. brenna-erford-feature

    City of Fredericksburg Welcomes New Budget Manager

    Brenna Erford has been hired as the new Budget Manager. She brings more than 17 years of public and private sector leadership experience in commercial, nonprofit, and public sector organizations. She’s an established expert in U.S. state fiscal... Read on...
  13. Employee-Appreciation-Ennis-feature

    Employee Appreciation Awards

    As we head into 2020 we'd like to take this time to highlight our employees and fellow co-workers who have dedicated their time and talents in long-standing service to the City. Mr. Tim Ennis celebrated 40 years with Fredericksburg this past year. Read on...
  14. Mike-Jones-Fire-Chief-feature

    Jones Named Next Fredericksburg Fire Chief

    We are pleased to announce that Michael Jones has been named as the next Fredericksburg Fire Chief by City Manager Tim Baroody, succeeding Eddie Allen, who will retire in March. Jones is the current Deputy Chief for the Fire Department. Read on...
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    Downtown Pedestrian Safety

    Several pedestrian safety initiatives have been implemented over the last few years to include the installation of mid-street Yield to Pedestrian signs across the City, painting highly visible "ladder" crosswalks, and the addition of... Read on...
  16. traffic-alert-Caroline-Street-Sewer-project-feature

    Upper Caroline Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

    Work will soon begin on the replacement of the sanitary sewer interceptor system in the upper Caroline Street corridor. On Monday, December 9, Caroline Street will be closed between Herndon and Germania Streets on a 24/7 basis to facilitate the start Read on...
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    New Work Zone and Traffic Patterns at Liberty Place Project

    Motorists are advised of upcoming work zones and traffic pattern changes in the 600 block of William Street (between Douglas and Winchester Streets) associated with construction of the new Liberty Place development. On Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10 Read on...
  18. Renwick-feasibility-findings

    Findings on the redevelopment of the Renwick buildings

    The City conducted a public forum on the adaptive reuse of the Renwick Courthouse, old jail and Wallace Library on November 7, 2019. Over eighty people attended, many of whom participated in a guided tour of the three buildings prior to the forum. Read on...
  19. council-priorities-feature

    City Council 2036 Vision: October Quarterly Priorities Update

    The Mayor and City Council have recently received an October quarterly update on the Council Priorities for FY 2019-2021 under the categories of the eight desired future states. These Priorities are meant to advance toward Council’s 2036 Vision... Read on...
  20. Reassessment-feature

    City Real Estate Reassessment Work Underway

    Field Work to inspect properties by contractor began in July 2019. The General Property Reassessment, as required by State Law, is scheduled for the City, effective July 1, 2020. The last reassessment in the City of ... Read on...
  21. Fredanthropist-12-feature

    Fredericksburg Baseball hits a “fredanthropic” home run

    The baseball team is the City of Fredericksburg’s final Fredanthropist participant. When word of the City of Fredericksburg’s Fredanthropist program began circulating, it caught the eye of two of Fredericksburg Baseball’s principals... Read on...
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    Unsheltered Homelessness Initiative Pilot Meets Year-One Target

    The City of Fredericksburg, Mary Washington Healthcare, and the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care are excited to report that the Unsheltered Homelessness Initiative pilot has met its year-one target of helping unsheltered households into homes. Read on...
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Watch our video about the U.S. Census and why Fredericksburg Counts!
It’s almost time for the 2020 Census! Watch our video to see why it’s important for our community. And then look for your invitation to respond to the 2020 Census by mail between March 12-20. Once you receive your invitation you can respond online, by phone or by mail. 

Fredericksburg, Virginia matters and we all count. Shape your future. Participate in the 2020 Census. Visit 2020census.gov to learn more.

Read about our local efforts here in Fredericksburg to work for a complete count in 2020.