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2009 Comprehensive Plan process and leaders recognized


May 10, 2010

Contact: Tammy Rosario, JCC Planning

Phone: 757-253-6685




The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded James City County with the 2010 Public Outreach and Engagement Award for the communications and public input process for Historic Past, Sustainable Future: The 2009 Comprehensive Plan.  The award, given to a group for a project that has been effective in informing or educating the general public about planning, was presented at the annual conference held in Norfolk. 


At the conference, Mr. Richard Krapf received the 2010 Planning Leadership Award for Citizen Planner.  This award is reserved for individuals who have made a sustained contribution to the field of planning and promoted the cause of planning in the public arena. Mr. Krapf was recognized for his service during the 26-month comprehensive plan update which included serving on the Community Participation Team, which oversaw citizen participation in the review process; and the Steering Committee, which formulated the policy, goals, and actions of the plan. Krapf has represented the Stonehouse District on the Planning Commission since January 2007. He is also involved in numerous community organizations, including the Friends of Forge Road and Toano and the Williamsburg Land Conservancy. 


During the Citizens Planning Education Association of Virginia annual conference, Mr. Jack Fraley was honored for his efforts during the 2009 Comprehensive Plan update in which he served as chair of the Steering Committee.  The award is presented to individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions toward good planning and community betterment.  Mr. Fraley has represented the Roberts District on the Planning Commission since his appointment in January 2004 and has been chair of the Development Review Committee, Policy Committee, and Planning Commission at various points during his tenure.


Historic Past, Sustainable Future was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on November 24, 2009.
Historic Past, Sustainable Future: The 2009 Comprehensive Plan is available online at and Land Use Maps are available for purchase. Call the County’s Planning Division at 253-6685 for more information.



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