Boxwood blight is becoming an issue in Chatham VA.  To read more information from the Viginia Tech Cooperative Extension, click here

This is the 2023 Town of Chatham Comprehensive plan. It was completed by the Chatham Planning Commission and accepted by the Chatham Town Council on Monday 8 May 2023files/docs/2023ChathamComprehensivePlan_signed.pdf

Town of Chatham Public Notice for 8/3/3022

West Piedmont Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Adoption

The West Piedmont Planning District Commission has been working to update the regional Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, originally adopted in 2006 and last updated in 2016. The purpose of the plan is to identify potential natural and man-made hazards, understand our risks and vulnerabilities, and develop strategeis to address them.

The plan is schedul for official adoption on 8 August 2022 by the TOWN OF CHATHAM TOWN COUNCIL at a regularly scheduled meeting. The final draft of the plan can be viewed online at:

Questions or comments can be sent to the West Piedmont Planning Distric Commission at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (276) 638-3987.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan includes the counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania; the cities of Danville and Martinsville; the towns of Rocky Mount, Boones Mill, Chatham, Gretna, Hurt, Ridgeway, and Stuart.



Our water meter replacement project has  restarted. Bitter Creek Cosntruction will be upgrading/replacing water meters for the Town of Chatham water customers.  If they need to temporarily turn off your water they will contact you or leave a door hanger with information. It is recommended that you run your water tap/faucet for a few moments to ensure there is no sediment or discoloration.  Please call Town Hall at 434-432-9515 if you have questions.  Thank You for your patience and cooperation.



Click the link for the 2022-2023 budget for the Town of Chatham, Virginia. If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Kelly D. Hawker, Treasurer and Clerk of Council.

Town of Chatham's FY 2022-2023 Budget


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The Town of Chatham provides annual water quality reports for review by all Town residents. The report is informas residents about drinking water quality. The quality of drinking water must meet state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). To access this report, please click the following link.

2022 Town of Chatham Drinking Water Quality Report



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."