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- This article is a date listing important events for the year 2017.
- June 5:The 2016-2017 City Council voted 5-0 to rename Jackson Park, Justice Park, and rename Lee Park, Emancipation Park.
- February 6: The 2016-2017 City Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee the park.
- 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 2016-2017 City Council voted to remove the Jackson statue from the park.
- December 18:Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board (CRB), an eight member citizen's Board, created by the 2018-2019 City Council.
- January 7: Holly Edwards, a former member of the Charlottesville City Council who served from 2008 to 2011.
- August 12: Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman, was fatally injured in a car attack on 4th Street NW, between Market Street and Waters Street, and died at the University of Virginia Medical Center.