New Orleans Social – Sign Up Event

Did you miss the Pasta Supper and the sign up events in the silent auction? There are still spaces in some of the events, so it’s not too late to join in!

In May, it’s a “New Orleans Social” gathering! Roulhac Toledano will host a New Orleans afternoon social at 5 p.m.on Thursday May 14th (with coffee punch and political chat) at her penthouse in The Pink Warehouse on South Street. She is the author of more than a dozen books and at least fifty articles, as well as a lecturer, authority on historical architecture, and artist—and a legendary hostess. Among her best-known books are A Pattern Book of New Orleans Architecture, National Trust Guides to Savannah and New Orleans, and a biography of perfumer François Coty.

Cost is $20 per person; all monies go to the Cville Dems for party activities and candidate support. Sign up here.

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Two City seats open on the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Board


Rich Collins and John Conover encourage interested Charlottesville citizens to run for the non-partisan, elected positions to the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Their seats will be on the November general election ballot. We have enjoyed two terms but will not stand for re-election this year. We believe that democracy, like crops, thrives on turnover. The filing deadline is June 9. The term is four years. There is no compensation other than satisfaction.

The Thomas Jefferson District is made up of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Louisa and the City of Charlottesville. Each political subdivision elects two commissioners. It has become increasingly recognized that urban activities, primarily water runoff, impact our neighboring streams, rivers and the Bay.

The following links give some general information about the goals and work of the Soil & Water District.

If you would like to talk, contact either Rich or John. If you would like to attend a monthly meeting, they are on the 4th Wednesday, 10:00-noon and open to the public.

Rich Collins                                                        John Conover                                         
973-7253                                                             293-5622

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Democratic Primary Election: June 9, 2015

PRIMARY ELECTIONDemocratic nominees for the three City Council seats on the November general election ballot will be selected by primary election on June 9, 2015.
(The incumbent Democratic officeholders in the 57th House of Delegates district and the 25th State Senate district have also selected a primary and will (if necessary) be on the June 9 ballot.)

The deadline to file all required documents and pay the primary filing fee is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Candidates may file their declaration of candidacy, petition sheets with at least 125 signatures from qualified City of Charlottesville voters, and receipt showing payment of the filing fee beginning at 12 noon on Monday, March 9, 2015. Contact Ivy Hinton and Erin Monaghan at for more information.

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