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- This article is a date listing important events for the year 2017.
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.