For the second consecutive year, Henrico County will be participating in Take Our Daughters to Work Day, a national program sponsored by the Ms. Foundation, on Thursday, April 24. The program is designed to improve self-esteem, values, and provide career counseling to girls between the ages of nine and 15.
"We're expecting more than 100 girls to be here in the County buildings on Thursday," said Human Resource Information Systems Manager Jane Klosky. "We know that at least one of the deputy county managers plans to bring his daughter to work, and the enthusiastic participation has filtered throughout every rank in the County's personnel complement," she said.
The girls will arrive at 8 a.m. on Thursday with a full day already planned for them. As well as performing "hands on" job functions with their individual sponsor or parent, the girls will be visiting the Division of Police's 911-Communications Center, the Division of Fire's training program, and the Sheriff's Office, to name a few.
The day will conclude at 4 p.m. with a ceremony in the Board Room. Each girl will receive a certificate for her participation, and the sole female member of the County Board of Supervisors, Patricia S. O'Bannon, will address the girls with her own words of encouragement.
Henrico County's Office of Extension Service is accepting registrations for a summer 4-H camp to be held Monday, August 18, through Friday, August 22, at the Jamestown 4-H Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. Boys and girls ages nine through 13 (as of September 30, 1997) are eligible to attend.
The $135 fee covers meals, lodging, transportation, instructional classes and use of all camp facilities, including an olympic sized swimming pool and canoeing in the James River. Campers will be supervised 24 hours per day, will sleep in modern cabins and have meals in the dining hall.
For applications or further information, call 672-5160.
"Henrico's Financial Stability" will be the topic of Board Chairman and Varina Supervisor Jim Donati's next town meeting on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., at the Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road.
"Henrico has maintained a triple-A bond rating from both Moody's and Standard and Poor's - the top two rating firms in the country - for 20 years," Donati said. "This accomplishment requires strategic financial planning and long-term debt management - it's not a given. We want to share with Varina residents how we earned the honor of being one of the top 10 or 12 counties in the entire nation, and how we intend to stay there," he said.
Deputy County Manger for Administration Leon T. Johnson will join Donati in presenting the details, and reviewing some of the information he presented to the Board of Supervisors and the School Board in a Washington, D.C. retreat meeting last month.
Donati holds Varina town meetings the third Monday of each month. The meetings are open to the public.
The Henrico Division of Police has scheduled a rabies clinic for Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hunton Civic Association at Old Washington Highway and Greenwood Road. Rabies shots are required for dogs and cats four months old and older. The fee is $6 for each pet and a certificate of immunization is included. Dog tags will also be available for $10.
Henrico general government and school administrations will host the 40th annual Student Government Day on Thursday, April 17. Nearly 100 students from Henrico's eight high schools will participate as counterparts to administration officials.
"The event gives students first-hand involvement with real, every day situations that happen in local government," said Public Information Director Coral Gills. "Each student has a specific role within the government structure, and will 'shadow' his or her counterpart throughout the day," she said.
Students will assume the roles of the board of supervisors and the school board, as well as the county manager, school superintendent, police chief, fire chief, constitutional officers and department heads throughout Henrico County.
At 2 p.m., the students will conduct a mock board of supervisors meeting in the Board Room, Government Center, Parham and Hungary Spring roads.
Student Government Day is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of North Richmond, East Henrico and West Henrico.
The County of Henrico Department of Finance will present the 1997-98 Proposed Annual Fiscal Plan to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m., in the Government Center Board Room, Parham and Hungary Spring roads. This hearing is open to the public.
The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following the budget hearing.