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Henrico officials discuss safety, access for bike race

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 30

The region’s governments and public safety officials are ready to work together during the upcoming UCI Road World Championships, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday evening.

“This is a huge undertaking,” said County Manager John A. Vithoulkas.

The county is building on lessons from years of hosting NASCAR races as it prepares, said Timothy A. Foster, Henrico’s deputy manager ... (Full Story)

final allocations FY 2015 FEMA Prep. Grants--including competitive programs

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 28

On July 28, DHS/FEMA announced the final allocations of the FY 2015 Preparedness Grants.

The final allocation announcement includes the previously announced allocations for the State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, Emergency Management Performance Grants, and Intercity Passenger Rail Program-Amtrak.

What is different from what you saw on April 2 --- It adds the allocations ... (Full Story)

First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery Takes Medicine to Rural Virginia

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 22

July 21--Days after the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone delivery successfully dropped off medicine at a Virginia health fair, researchers behind the mission are already looking ahead to future uses of this technology -- in humanitarian crises.

The delivery Friday took 24 packages of medicine and other medical supplies to an annual health fair in Wise County, Va., in the middle ... (Full Story)

IAEM 2015 Annual Convention Registration Now Open

Individual Member Bo Keeney, June 30

Registration for the 2015 IAEM Convention is now open. The theme for 2015 is Expanding the Spectrum of Emergency Management. For a full listing and registration information please visit
... (Full Story & Photos)

State workers likely to receive 2% raises

Individual Member Bo Keeney, June 16

A dramatic turnaround in state revenues will generate a “likely surplus” that will allow pay raises for state employees, higher education faculty members, local constitutional officers, and teachers in localities willing to pay their share.

If the state has a revenue surplus — or a shortfall of less than 1 percent — after closing the books on fiscal 2015 next month, state employees will receive ... (Full Story)


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