The City of Charlottesville incurred expenses in personnel, materials, and mutual aid totaling $921,334 during August 10-13, 2018 as part of the public safety work for the first anniversary of the tragic events of 2017.
The City of Charlottesville received significant support from the Virginia State Police, Albemarle County, the University of Virginia, and the regional Emergency Communications Center beginning in February 2018 and through the August weekend. The cost estimate only includes the City’s direct costs during August 10-13, 2018.
Summary of Expenses
Personnel: $611,172
Materials, supplies, contractual services: $188,101
Mutual aid reimbursements to other local governments: $122,061
TOTAL: $921,334
A detailed breakout of this cost estimate is available for download.
Personnel costs
More than 375 employees of the City of Charlottesville were involved in the public safety operations.
The personnel cost estimate includes overtime and emergency pay (2.5 times standard pay) and associated FICA for personnel working during August 10-13. It does not include exempt salaried personnel or personnel who would normally expect to be working during the weekend. It also does not include any personnel costs related to the planning phase during February-August 2018.
Comparison to 2017
The city spent approximately $600,000 more in 2018 than in 2017 in part because the single Incident Action Plan for this year anticipated a full weekend of activities.
Public Assistance from the Commonwealth
On September 7, 2018, the City filed a “Notice of Interest in Applying for Commonwealth Emergency Relief” with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. This action is required within 30 days of a qualifying event if a community believes it will incur significant costs beyond the threshold set by the Commonwealth.
The City is currently evaluating whether to submit a full Public Assistance application to the Commonwealth for costs incurred during August 10-13, 2018.


The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia received significant support and assistance from numerous state and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses during the planning and operational periods for August 10-12, 2018.
The City greatly appreciates the contributions of these partners.
Major partners included:
    City of Charlottesville (various departments and agencies)

    Virginia State Police

    Albemarle County (various departments and agencies)

    University of Virginia (various departments and divisions)

    Charlottesville, UVA, Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center

    Office of the Governor of Virginia

    Office of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security

    Office of the Attorney General of Virginia

    Virginia Department of Emergency Management

    Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team

    National Capital Region Incident Management Team

    Hampton Roads Incident Management Team

    Southwest Virginia Incident Management Team

    Virginia Communications Cache

    Virginia National Guard

    Virginia Department of Health

    Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services

    Virginia Department of Corrections

    Virginia Department of Transportation

    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    Piedmont Family YMCA

    Charlottesville City Schools

    Jefferson Madison Regional Library

    Martha Jefferson Hospital

    University of Virginia Health System

    Thomas Jefferson Health District

    Medical Reserve Corps

    Community Emergency Response Team

    Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad

    Charlottesville Area Transit


    Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

    Albemarle County Schools

    Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

    RMC Events

    HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response

    Numerous Nongovernmental Organizations including the Red Cross and the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition

Other local government law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and rescue squads from localities throughout Virginia provided support through Statewide Mutual Aid agreements:
    Augusta County Sheriff’s Office

    Chesterfield County

    City of Salem

    City of Staunton

    George Mason University Police Department

    Goochland County

    Henrico County Division of Fire

    Henrico County Police Division

    Manassas City Police Department

    Richmond City Fire/EMS

    Richmond City Police Department

    Roanoke City Fire/EMS

    Roanoke City Police Department

    Roanoke County Police Department

    Spotsylvania County

    Stafford County

    Sterling Rescue

    VCU Police Department

    Virginia Tech Police Department

    VMI Police Department

Logistical support was provided by numerous private and public sector entities including equipment, technology, and personnel from:
    Albemarle County Service Authority

    Cisco Systems

    Discount Medical Supply



    Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority

    Sytech Corporation



    Verizon Wireless