The City of Fredericksburg encourages public engagement. Start here to find out how you can get involved in your local government today. On this page we will be sharing surveys, topic specific comments forms, and event information for public input opportunities or town halls. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay updated by subscribing to our newsletters and alerts listed below. Please be sure to visit the links below to find out how to get involved by attending meetings or volunteering.
Projects and Initiatives
Racial Equity Initiatives
- Have your voice heard by City Council. As an outgrowth of their June adoption of the Racial Equity Plan – Phase One, Fredericksburg City Council has directed staff to gather public input about racial equity in the City of Fredericksburg. All input is being accepted and will be compiled and presented to City Council for their consideration at their December 2020 annual retreat.
- City Council's recent activity:
- The City outlined a response and recovery plan on June 23, 2020
- Racial Equity Plan – Phase One adopted by City Council on July 14, 2020
- City Council takes progressive actions to enhance community, July 15, 2020
- City to advance work on 'telling full story', August 12, 2020
- Do you have a comment to submit about the City’s Racial Equity Initiatives? Please submit it here.
- Angela Freeman is the City's Diversity, Equity and Economic Advancement Officer and she may be reached here.
Slave Auction Block Relocation
The Slave Auction Block Relocation is an ongoing effort since 2017. Now entering phase 2, the auction block has been removed and is in temporary storage while the Fredericksburg Area Museum prepares a temporary exhibit. Read more about the auction block here. This effort is just the beginning of racial equity initiatives here in the City of Fredericksburg. Do you have a comment to submit to the City about the Auction Block? Submit it here.
Changing the Name of Jefferson Davis Highway
On July 14, 2020 City Council passed a Resolution 20-57 in which they urged Virginia General Assembly to remove the name Jefferson Davis Highway from U.S. Route 1 statewide and replace it with a name that promotes our shared values of unity, equality, and a commitment to a better future for all Americans. If the Commonwealth fails to act before the end of the 2021 General Assembly session, City Council is committed to changing the name of the portion of the highway located within the Fredericksburg City limits
General City Business
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