- February 6 – The City Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee.
- March 20 – Payne v. City of Charlottesville original complaint documents filed by a group who claims the council’s decision to remove two Confederate statues in downtown city parks was unlawful. The Monument Fund is one of the plaintiffs suing over the City Council’s 2017 votes to remove the city’s General Robert E. Lee Statue and Stonewall Jackson Statue.
- June 5 – The City Council voted 5-0 to rename Jackson Park, Justice Park, and rename Lee Park, Emancipation Park.
- February 6 – The City Council votes to remove Robert E. Lee Statue from Emancipation Park on 3-2 vote 
- April 17 – James Willy Jones is recognized by Charlottesville City Council for being the first African-American member of the Charlottesville Police Department 
- August 12 – A "Unite the Right" rally turned deadly when a 20-year-old Ohio man accelerated his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
- September 5 – The City Council voted to remove the Jackson statue from the park.
- November 17 – Cloteal Farmer was sworn in as Charlottesville's 36th postmaster.  She is the first African-American woman to hold the position. 
- December 18 – Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board (CRB), an eight member citizen's Board, created and appointed by the City Council.
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- Web. Charlottesville Swears in New Postmaster, Meghan Moriarty, News Article, WVIR NBC29, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 17, 2017, retrieved November 19, 2017.
- Web. New postmaster in Charlottesville wants to improve delivery, Bria White, News Article, WCAV CBS 19, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 17, 2017, retrieved November 19, 2017.