Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

 

 

Governor Northam assists the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association, local children and teachers, and members of the community with unloading pumpkins during a Virginia Pumpkin Month celebration at the Executive Mansion in Richmond on Friday, October 4. This year, the pumpkin display was provided by Woods Farm in Craig County.

    

WEEK OF OCTOBER 4, 2019

Governor Northam Announces Four New Solar Projects Expected to Generate 192 Megawatts of Electricity Across the Commonwealth

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “These four projects will strengthen our solar energy infrastructure and help to sustainably power thousands of homes and businesses across Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “As the Commonwealth shifts to renewable energy sources, we are also reducing our carbon footprint, expanding opportunities for economic development, and attracting the clean energy jobs that we need today and for generations to come.”

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Governor Northam Joins Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health in Announcing New Partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, $100 Million Community Investment to Address Social Determinants of Health

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “As a physician, I know the critical role that communities play in determining health outcomes,” said Governor Northam. “Sentara and Optima have long been strong community partners dedicated to giving back and improving the health of Virginians through innovative, value-driven, and high-quality clinical care. This new partnership demonstrates a clear recognition of the importance of treating patients in a holistic way, and I am certain that this investment will be vital to our efforts to address the most pressing health challenges for generations of Virginians to come.”

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First Lady Pamela Northam, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine Help Welcome Ferryboat Powhatan to Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Fleet

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “I am excited to see Powhatan directly supporting Virginia businesses and transporting patrons, workers, and our local families between Jamestown and Surry,” said First Lady Northam. “This will greatly improve congestion for commuters, business owners, and visitors to our unparalleled historic triangle.”

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Governor Northam Announces Virginia Selected to Participate in Pilot to Expand Child Care Assistance Program for Military Families

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Finding high-quality, affordable licensed early childhood care and education is challenging enough for the average American family, and we know that the availability and accessibility of care is often even more difficult for military families,” said Governor Northam. “The expansion of licensed child care offerings through MCCYN-PLUS will not only support Virginia’s military community, but will also strengthen the quality of child care providers throughout the Commonwealth. My administration is working hard to ensure every child in our Commonwealth has the same shot at a healthy and successful life, and this pilot initiative will help Virginia better serve and support our military families.”

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Governor Northam Tours Virginia State Parks, Highlighting Public Lands Across the Commonwealth and Promoting Virginia’s Outdoor Economy

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Virginia is home to a wealth of public lands that provide outdoor recreation opportunities, protect and preserve our diverse natural resources, serve as an important economic engine, and contribute to our outstanding quality of life,” said Governor Northam. “On our tour, I met some of the state employees, volunteers, and businesses that contribute to our thriving outdoor economy. From horseback riding to hiking and biking, I invite all Virginians to get outside and visit Virginia’s state parks this fall.”

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