- January 3: First regular meeting of the Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019).
- March 3: Adam Hastings resigns from the Charlottesville School Board 
- May 15: City Manager Maurice Jones recommended Brackney to replace Al Thomas as Charlottesville’s chief of police. Jones said Brackney was the top choice out of 169 applicants.
- May 16: In a Facebook Live video, Mayor Nikuyah Walker expressed concerns she had with the police chief selection process. In the video, Walker said there is a disconnect between the City Manager, the City Council and other leaders in Charlottesville. “We were kept out of the process,” she said, referring to the search for a police chief. “Council was not able to participate at every stage of this process.”
- May 21: At its regular Monday meeting, the Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019) formally considered Dr. Brackney's appointment as Charlottesville’s next Chief of Police. The council approved a resolution blessing the decision of City Manager Maurice Jones to hire her.
- June 4: The Council Council appointed community members to the Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board (CRB):
- June 18: on Monday at 1 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Dr. RaShall M. Brackney was sworn in by Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Llezelle Dugger as Charlottesville’s Chief of Police, replacing Al Thomas who resigned December 2018.
- July 2: the Council Council appointed additional community members to the Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board (CRB):
- July 16: At their 2nd Regular meeting of the month, the City Council decided to again rename two Downtown parks. The former Lee Park, renamed Emancipation Park, is now Market Street Park. The former Jackson Park, whose name was changed to Justice Park, is now Court Square Park.
- August 1: Governor Ralph S. Northam, issued a proclamation recognize "August 2018 as VIRGINIA CRAFT BEER MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens." The number of breweries in Virginia grown by 482% since 2012, when the tasting room bill, SB604, passed the General Assembly. 
- December 5 – Members of the City Council were in session.
- December 5 – Albemarle Board of Supervisors approve Project ENABLE, the county's economic development strategic plan 
- December 26 – Judith H. Walker (age 77), an active citizen, she also served as General Director of Ash Lawn Opera for 23 years. 
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- Web. Brackney officially chosen as Charlottesville police chief, Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 21, 2018, retrieved May 28, 2018.
- Web. December 5, 2018 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Minutes, Albemarle County, December 5, 2018, retrieved March 14, 2020.
- Web. Notable area deaths of the past year, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 28, 2019, retrieved December 31, 2019.