The City’s Department of Parks, patient pill Recreation and Community Facilities has partnered with Radio One to hold a free spring “Eggstravaganza” for children age 12 and younger on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Forest Hill Park, 4021 Forest Hill Ave. The event will feature two egg hunts at 12:30 p.m., one for ages 5 through 8 and another for ages 9 through 12. A total of 25,000 candy-prize filled eggs will be up for grabs in the two egg hunts.
The event will also include music by DJ Milli, hula hoop demonstrations by RVA Hoop House, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, a balloon artist, free give-aways, opportunity to purchase photos with Mr. Bunny, children’s fingerprinting provided by the Richmond Sheriff’s Office, and vendors selling a variety of foods. In addition, children age 4 and younger can enjoy story telling every 30-minutes and other activities in “Bunny Town.”
Children who want to participate in the egg hunts should bring their own basket. In the event of rain, the Eggstravaganza will be held on Sunday, March 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.
RRHA names new CEO
The Board of Commissioners of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has concluded its nationwide search for a Chief Executive Officer and is pleased to announce that Adrienne E. Goolsby has been named the new CEO of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Goolsby was selected from a field of more than 130 potential candidates.
“Adrienne is a proven leader in effective public housing transformation and has a remarkable track record in key areas of strategic planning and partnerships, policy formation, redevelopment, relationship-building, financial growth and development, and organizational management and leadership — everything we were searching for in a new CEO,” says James Carleton, Chair of the RRHA Board of Commissioners and the CEO Search Committee. “After a very intense and thorough CEO search process, the Search Committee concluded that Adrienne’s impressive track record, the critical role she played in the positive turnaround of Chicago public housing, and her expertise and passion for community building make her the best person to lead RRHA into a new era of change and transformation and make a profound impact in the lives of the families and individuals served by RRHA. Her stellar leadership and achievements in public housing will incredibly enhance RRHA’s current operations and community revitalization initiatives and take us to even greater heights.”
City of Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones adds: “I’m pleased with the outcome of our search for a unique talent. Ms. Goolsby is someone who brings skills in change management, strategic planning and the overall expertise that we need in the city of Richmond to truly transform public housing as we know it today. The only way we can be successful at achieving the change we are striving for is by having a strong and technically proficient housing authority, and with today’s announcement, I believe we are on the path to building that much needed capacity.”
Goolsby will officially join RRHA on April 23. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, RRHA community members and the City of Richmond in such a significant capacity. RRHA has positioned itself throughout the years as a catalyst for quality, affordable housing and community revitalization and I envision an even more vibrant and prosperous future for RRHA and the many families and individuals the authority serves,” says Adrienne Goolsby.
“Teamwork is one of RRHA’s core values. I look forward to working closely and collaboratively with RRHA staff and community members, Mayor Jones and his City administration, Richmond City Council, area schools, and other public and private partners to build positive synergy around the collective goal of changing the face of public housing through the completion of successful community redevelopment initiatives. Together, we can ensure that the agency and all those we serve reach their maximum potential.”