Greater First Colony named 2004 neighborhood of the year
Date: February 3, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marilyn West, Neighborhood Specialist
Phone: (757) 299-7630
James City County's Neighborhood Connections has named Greater First Colony Area Civic Association its 2004 Neighborhood of the Year. Neighborhood Connections honored County neighborhoods in 2004 as part of a yearlong celebration of the program's 10th anniversary.
The success of this neighborhood can be attributed to the outstanding communication among its members who worked together to successfully redevelop their 30-year-old marina in 2004. Nearly 400 residents pooled their efforts to dredge and completely refurbish the marina. Utilizing the talents in its five contiguous subdivisions First Colony, Heritage Landing, Shellbank, Shellbank Woods and Chestnut Hills -- this neighborhood works together to annually review and update their by-laws, publish a monthly newsletter, maintain a web site and hold quarterly open membership meetings to keep residents informed.
Neighborhood Connections provides a variety of services to County neighborhoods that join the program. To find out how your neighborhood can benefit, contact Barbara Watson, Director, at 229-7630.
Pictured is Richard Wolfe, 2004 president. Photo courtesy of James City County.