IN PICTURES: Community heralds opening of new Government Center

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: January 19, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.

DINWIDDIE – Dozens of people made their way to the new Dinwiddie County Government Center Thursday afternoon to celebrate the completion of one of the most talked about and transformative projects in the county’s history – the first building that places all of county government under the same roof.

Assembled in the new boardroom and a community room nearby, the community listened to remarks from Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors Chairman William Chavis, along with others who spoke about the importance of this new facility and role it will play in Dinwiddie, both in the present and in the future.

Completed in the late fall, with its doors opening for business just a couple days before the new year, the new Dinwiddie County Government Center brings together all of the county’s departments, including administration, social services, the health department and others under the same roof for the first time in county history.

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The facility also represents significant progress toward to true government complex, where residents, businesses, and others can go to one central area to do county business, from administration, to public safety, to schools.

With the completion of the public safety and government center, the fourth leg of the large-scale, $26 million project has already begun – the complete renovation of the Pamplin Administration Building. As part of the project, Dinwiddie County Public Schools will make the building their new central office, providing them with more office space and other resources to be able to bring many of their departments back under the same roof.

In addition, the renovated Pamplin building will allow for the registrar’s office to receive an expansion as well.

In the next edition of The Dinwiddie Monitor, hear from county leaders and others as they celebrated last Thursday’s grand opening event.

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