October 18, 2021
Chatham Mayor
Will Pace
Chatham Town Council
Matthew Bell, Janet Bishop, William Black, Irvin Perry, Robert Thompson, Andrew Wall
CHATHAM - Chatham Mayor Will Pace and members of the Chatham Town Council today announce that the Town of Chatham will receive $3,300,000 of grant funds from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water (ODW) for the purposes of making improvements to Chatham's water infrastructure.
“I am thrilled to announce this great news for our community," said Mayor Will Pace. “These funds will be used to make improvements to our existing water infrastructure and replacing aging waterlines, something that our community really needs. I want to thank everyone on the Chatham Town Council and our entire town staff including Town Manager Richard Cocke and Town Treasurer Kelly Hawker for their work in helping us obtain this much needed grant. I especially want to thank Bernard Proctor and Jeff Wells from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for their assistance in helping Chatham to obtain this grant."
“This grant is a major step towards repairing critical infrastructure in the Town of Chatham,” said Councilmember Matt Bell. “Water is a vital part of life and the life of the town. When I first ran for council just over a year ago, one of the things I ran on was improving the town's infrastructure. Today we celebrate that goal becoming a reality.”
“I am so pleased that our Town will get $3.3 million in grant funds for our aging water infrastructure," said Councilmember Janet Bishop. “I am proud of our employees and council for getting it done. Now, we can get started on making significant improvements to our aging system. One of our most important responsibilities is to provide reliable water, and this will go a long way in updating our current system."
“This is a great opportunity for the Town of Chatham to upgrade its water infrastructure and is coming at a critical time," said Councilmember Andrew Wall. “This will move Chatham forward into the future."

Ordinance No. 2021.0601

Adopted 6/28/2021

An ordinance to establish the budget for the Town of Chatham, Virginia for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2002, making revenue estimate and appropriations for same.

2021-2022 Town of Chatham Budget

The annual Chatham Cruise-In automotive shows are sponsored by the Virginia-Carolina Chevy Car Club. The event has attracted as many as 700 classic cars in the downtown area of Chatham where Main Street is blocked & becomes a pleasant promenade for all who enjoy viewing beautiful automobiles.
The Cruise-In events are held on the 4th Saturday of each month from April through September. The Cruise-In uses a portion of Main Street for the show. The show area begins at the stop light at Depot Street/Route 57 and Main Street. Please enter the cruise-in at this intersection. The show area ends at Hargrave Boulevard and Main Street.
Each monthly event starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 8:00 p.m. The success of a monthly cruise-in is dependent on daylight & weather conditions. There are no rain dates if weather cancels. Admission is free!
Restaurants and shops are open at the discretion of business owners. Restrooms are located on the south side of the Chatham Town Hall located at the end of Court Street. Court Street accesses Main St. near the Pittsylvania Circuit Court (Court House). Portable restrooms may be available in other locations.