|Representatives of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan Community Participation Team and Steering Committee accept the 2009 Chairman’s Award: (left to right) Jack Fraley, Vaughn Poller, Julie Leverenz and Board Chairman, Jim Kennedy.|
|James City County employees Edythe Stewart (left), the County’s longest tenured employee and Loran Scott (middle), the most recent employee, accept the 2009 Chairman’s Award on behalf of all County employees from Board Chairman, Jim Kennedy.|
Board Chairman Recognizes Citizens and County Staff
December 11, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jody Puckett, James City County Communications Director
Phone: (757) 253-6605
The 2009 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and Community Participation Team and County staff were recognized during the December 8 Board of Supervisors meeting as both groups were given the 2009 Chairman’s Award by Board Chairman Jim Kennedy (Stonehouse District). The annual award is presented to individuals or groups to recognize exceptional efforts that benefit James City County and citizens.
Kennedy recognized the work of 21 citizens and community leaders who updated the County’s Comprehensive Plan while part of the Community Participation Team and Steering Committee. After meeting for 26 months, the end result was the 2009 Comprehensive Plan: Historic Past, Sustainable Future, which has been praised for its transparency and extensive citizen participation.
Citing current economic challenges, cutbacks and increased workload, Kennedy recognized County staff and James City Service Authority employees saying “employees have continued to work toward a common goal of providing necessary County services to our citizens.” The Award was accepted by two County employees, the County’s longest tenured employee and the most recent employee.
See the James City County Chairman’s Award presentation at http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/news/tv-48/video-on-demand.html