Don't miss another Board meeting! – The Communications Department, in partnership with EarthChannel, now offers a new media streaming format that is optimized for viewing on mobile devices, as well as desktop computers. Utilizing the h.264 standard already widely used in the cable and television industries, viewers with Apple iPhones/iPads and other mobile devices are now able to watch JCC TV live at jamescitycountyva.gov/jcctvlive and view recent meetings on demand at jamescitycountyva.gov/jcctvondemand.
The new system also makes it easy to share video clips via email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Sign up for CERT – Be more involved in your community and learn to be prepared for an emergency by taking the James City County Community Emergency Response Team (JCC CERT) course.
JCC CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. In the case of an emergency, they are ready to assist their neighbors until professional emergency responders and critical resources arrive. The free course begins in September. Information and registration forms are available online or by calling 757-564-2142.
Be the first to know – Sign up for JCCAlert to receive critical information you need to know to protect your family and property during local emergencies.
Register your phones, email addresses and other electronic devices to receive notifications from James City County emergency officials. Go to JCCAlert.org and sign up today.
JCCAlert is voluntary and free. However, users are responsible for any standard text message or data rates that may apply from their service provider. For more information, call 757-564-2142.
Grants available – County neighborhood groups and homeowner associations have until Sept. 30 to apply for a grant award up to $500 through the Fall 2013 Good Neighbor Environment Matching Grant Program.
The Program, sponsored by the James City Clean County Commission, enhances the sense of community through neighborhood involvement in the development and accomplishment of an environmentally sustainable neighborhood project.
Categories are Physical Improvement/Sustainable Landscaping and Multi-Neighborhood Project Partnerships. The application is available online. The grant awards will be announced on Oct. 15.
Focus on History – The newest issue of the Historical Commission's newsletter is now available online. Focus on History highlights news and information about the people and places of the County and is published three times a year.
The Historical Commission is also accepting applications for new members interested in promoting the Commission's mission to document, commemorate, preserve, protect and promote the rich historical heritage of James City County. Applications are available on the Historical Commission's website. For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or by email.
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